The Woman in Black
Proud and solitary, Eel Marsh House surveys the windswept reaches of the salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway. Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor, is summoned to attend the funeral of Mrs Alice Drablow, the house's sole inhabitor, unaware of the tragic secrets which lie hidden behind the... show more
Proud and solitary, Eel Marsh House surveys the windswept reaches of the salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway. Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor, is summoned to attend the funeral of Mrs Alice Drablow, the house's sole inhabitor, unaware of the tragic secrets which lie hidden behind the shuttered windows. It is not until he glimpses a wasted young woman, dressed all in black, at the funeral, that a creepy sense of unease begins to take hold, a feeling deepened by the reluctance of the locals to talk of the woman in black - and her terrible purpose.
Publish date: 1998-08-06
Pages no: 160
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...