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The Man in the Picture - Susan Hill
The Man in the Picture
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A mysterious depiction of masked revellers at the Venice carnival hangs in the college rooms of Oliver's old professor in Cambridge. On this cold winter's night, its eerie secret is revealed by the ageing don. The dark art of the Venetian scene, instead of imitating life, has the power to entrap it. show more
A mysterious depiction of masked revellers at the Venice carnival hangs in the college rooms of Oliver's old professor in Cambridge. On this cold winter's night, its eerie secret is revealed by the ageing don. The dark art of the Venetian scene, instead of imitating life, has the power to entrap it.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781846680755 (1846680751)
Publisher: Profile Books(GB)
Pages no: 145
Edition language: English
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NiWa
NiWa rated it
3.0 Nette Schauergeschichte für Zwischendurch
Das Gemälde zeigt einen Straßenumzug in Venedig am Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts. Dementsprechend sind die abgebildeten Personen ganz in Tradition der venezianischen Maskerade gekleidet und trotz des heiteren Anlasses geht von dem Bild eine düstere Bedrohung aus.Eine Gräfin aus Yorkshire bietet dem Besi...
Dor Does Books
Dor Does Books rated it
2.0 The Man in the Picture: A Ghost Story
Pleasing enough but rather too predictable to be truly enjoyable: the tension felt overstretched in places.
Emamemi
Emamemi rated it
I thought I was a sucker for ghost stories, but it seems I've changed a bit since high school. I wonder how I would perceive The Ghost Stories of M.R. James if I were to read them again at this age. Or better let them untouched on the pedestal built from my childhood memories.Maybe The Man in the Pi...
A Reciprocal Love Affair With Books
A Reciprocal Love Affair With Books rated it
3.0 Review: The Man in the Picture: A Ghost Story
Bolstered by Hill's ingenuity when it comes to ghost stories, as well as her tastes for the classical, the story just seems to be missing something for me. Of course it is not, as other reviewers have pointed out, in The Woman in Black's league, though it tries, and in my eyes, mostly fails to meet ...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
Creepy. I like the layers of story-telling, and the initial setting in rooms at Cambridge. A perfect little ghost story.
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