The Woman in Black: A Ghost Story
A classic ghost story: the chilling tale of a menacing specter haunting a small English town. Arthur Kipps is an up-and-coming London solicitor who is sent to Crythin Gifford--a faraway town in the windswept salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway--to attend the funeral and settle the affairs of... show more
A classic ghost story: the chilling tale of a menacing specter haunting a small English town. Arthur Kipps is an up-and-coming London solicitor who is sent to Crythin Gifford--a faraway town in the windswept salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway--to attend the funeral and settle the affairs of a client, Mrs. Alice Drablow of Eel Marsh House. Mrs. Drablow's house stands at the end of the causeway, wreathed in fog and mystery, but Kipps is unaware of the tragic secrets that lie hidden behind its sheltered windows. The routine business trip he anticipated quickly takes a horrifying turn when he finds himself haunted by a series of mysterious sounds and images--a rocking chair in a deserted nursery, the eerie sound of a pony and trap, a child's scream in the fog, and, most terrifying of all, a ghostly woman dressed all in black.
Publish date: January 3rd 2012
Pages no: 164
Edition language: English
I'll let the book itself tell it my main sensation was one of tedium and a certain lethargy, combined with a desire to finish the job As a love letter and homage to Victorian ghosts stories, it fell very short. Hill clearly is familiar with the elements, which is necessary, but then fumbles th...
Well, this one was a little tedious for me. Maybe I wasn't in the mood. I'm not sure how it could read fast and slow at the same time, but it did. I think it could have used a little more to it. Not horrible, but just a little better than ok. 2+ Stars.
I gave this story 4.5 stars. However I had to round it up on Goodreads to 5 stars.So I don't know if I am rating this favorable because the last two books I finished made me want to scream and kick something or not. For the most part I loved the story until we got to the subpar ending which didn't d...
I was very disappointed with this book. It's much shorter than I thought it was going to be, for one. That's my fault for not checking to see how many pages it was. I found the prose to be overly descriptive. I get it, the house is located in a marsh by the sea. I get it that there is fog. I get i...
This is a lovely, slow-paced gothic novel, and I enjoyed it. The atmosphere was elegant and well-done, and I did enjoy the slow build-up. I was intrigued by our main character, and I always love the framing device of someone looking back on their past and writing about it--I'm not sure why, but th...
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