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The Dead of Night: The Ghost Stories of Oliver Onions (Tales of Mystery & the Supernatural) - Oliver Onions
The Dead of Night: The Ghost Stories of Oliver Onions (Tales of Mystery & the Supernatural)
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Introduction by David Stuart Davies. Oliver Onions is unique in the realms of ghost story writers in that his tales are so far ranging in their background and substance that they are not easily categorised. His stories are powerfully charged explorations of psychical violence, their effects... show more
Introduction by David Stuart Davies. Oliver Onions is unique in the realms of ghost story writers in that his tales are so far ranging in their background and substance that they are not easily categorised. His stories are powerfully charged explorations of psychical violence, their effects heightened by detailed character studies graced with a powerful poetic elegance. In simple terms Oliver Onions goes for the cerebral rather than the jugular. However, make no mistake, his ghost stories achieve the desired effect. They draw you in, enmeshing you in their unnerving and disturbing narratives. This collection contains such masterpieces as The Rosewood Door, The Ascending Dream, The Painted Face and The Beckoning Fair One, a story which both Algernon Blackwood and H. P. Lovecraft regarded as one of the most effective and subtle ghost stories in all literature. Long out of print, these classic tales are a treasure trove of nightmarish gems.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781840226409 (1840226404)
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd.
Pages no: 627
Edition language: English
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FriedEgg
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For some reason, these Wordsworth collections of old ghost stories often take me many months to read, probably because they are quite intense and sesquipedalian that reading any more than one or two stories together get's a bit much. Taken in small doses though, they are deeply enjoyable.Oliver Onio...
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