The Crimson Blind and Other Ghost Stories

Author: H. D. Everett

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840225389

Category: Ghost stories, English

Page: 208

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Mrs H.D. Everett was the last in a long line of gifted Victorian novelists who knew how to grip the reader through the invasion of everyday life by the abnormal and dramatic, leaving the facts to produce their special thrills without piling on the agony. 'I always know', says one of her characters, 'how to distinguish a true ghost story from a faked one. The true ghost story never has any point and the faked one dare not leave it out.'
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The Shadow on the Blind and Other Stories

Author: Louisa Baldwin,Lettice Galbraith

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840226126

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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The late Victorians had an insatiable appetite for the macabre and sensational: stories of murder and suspense, ghosts, the supernatural and the inexplicable were the stuff of life to them. The two writers in this volume well represent the last decade of the nineteenth century, and are of interest in themselves as well as for their contribution to the chilling of the Victorian spine.Mrs. Alfred Baldwin attempted as a child to contact her dead sister through a séance, and took to writing when stricken by a mysterious illness six weeks after marriage. She was also the mother of the Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin.Lettice Galbraith is herself no less mysterious than the stories she wrote. She appeared on the literary scene in 1893, published a novel and two collections of stories in that year, a further story ('The Blue Room') in 1897, and then nothing more. Readers of 'The Empty Picture Frame', 'The Case of Sir Nigel Otterburne', 'The Trainer's Ghost' and 'The Seance Room' will recognise the Victorian spirit at its fines
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Blind Willie and Other Stories

Author: R. Anthony Joseph

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595205127

Category: Fiction

Page: 396

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Two old women were boarders in the home of R. Anthony Joseph when he was a child in New Orleans, Lousiana. He later learned that they were witches. Some of the things he saw as a child he thought were normal. The occult, psychic development, aura reading, tarot cards, magick and life on the fringes of reality give us a glimpse into this San Jose businessman's world.
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Country of the Blind and Other Stories

Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: Seltzer Books via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1455400890

Category: Fiction

Page: 1147

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According to Wikipedia.com, "Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946) was an English author, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary. Together with Jules Verne, Wells has been referred to as "The Father of Science Fiction". "The Country of the Blind" is a short story written by H. G. Wells. It was first published in the April 1904 issue of the Strand Magazine and included in a 1911 collection of Wells's short stories, The Country of the Blind and Other Stories. It is one of Wells's best known short stories and features prominently in literature dealing with blindness.
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Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal and Other Stories

Author: H.E. Bates

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1448215242

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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First published in 1961, Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal and Other Stories is a collection full of light and shade, setting sensitive character studies against Bates's signature vibrant, delicate imagery. A fussy and obsessive golfer encounters a troubled young woman at a wind-swept beach in 'Lost Ball', a retired Colonel, isolated and suffering from dementia, suddenly rejects the friendship of his charming neighbour when she acquires a television in 'Where the Cloud Breaks'. The title story, 'Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal,' takes its name from a Tennyson poem and is a picture of social change in post-war rural England. It draws a portrait of a sheltered and uncultured butcher's wife exposed to a new tenant in the countryside – a flamboyant homosexual who delights in throwing large parties. Of the collection as a whole, the Times Literary Supplement says the stories 'all confirm Mr Bates's position in the first rank of contemporary short-story writers.' Also included in this collection is bonus story 'The Grace Note', first published in the Fortnightly in 1936. It is a humorous tale of the Chipperfields, a family of brass players devoted to music, but whose jealousy and stubbornness dashes their dreams of a Chipperfield band and tears the family apart.
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"The First Day" and Other Stories

Author: Dvora Baron

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520914767

Category: Fiction

Page: 261

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Dvora Baron (1887-1956), the first modern Hebrew woman writer, was born in a small Lithuanian town in 1887. Her father, a rabbi, gave his daughter a thorough education, an extraordinary act at the time. Baron immigrated to Palestine in 1910, married a prominent Zionist activist, but defied the implicit ideological demands of the Zionist literary scene by continuing to write of the shtetl life she had left behind. The eighteen stories in this superb collection offer an intimate re-creation of Jewish Eastern Europe from a perspective seldom represented in Hebrew and Yiddish literature of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Baron brings vividly to life the shtetl experiences of women and other disenfranchised members of the Jewish community. Her stories relate the feelings of a newborn girl, a "Jewish" dog, an impoverished bookkeeper, a young widow who must hire herself out as a wet-nurse, and others who face emotional and physical hardships. Baron's fluid writing style pushes the flexibility of Hebrew and Yiddish syntax to its limits, while her profound knowledge of both biblical and rabbinical literature lends rich subtleties to her stories. A companion to Conversations with Dvora: An Experimental Biography of the First Modern Hebrew Woman Writer, by Amia Lieblich (California, 1997), this collection is drawn from Baron's earlier as well as later works.
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Pennsylvania Biographical Dictionary

Author: Jan Onofrio

Publisher: Somerset Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 0403099501

Category: History

Page: 1567

View: 2347

Pennsylvania Biographical Dictionary contains biographies on hundreds of persons from diverse vocations that were either born, achieved notoriety and/or died in the state of Pennsylvania. Prominent persons, in addition to the less eminent, that have played noteworthy roles are included in this resource. When people are recognized from your state or locale it brings a sense of pride to the residents of the entire state.
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South Carolina Biographical Dictionary

Author: Jan Onofrio

Publisher: Somerset Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 0403093074

Category: History

Page: 852

View: 4932

South Carolina Biographical Dictionary contains biographies on hundreds of persons from diverse vocations that were either born, achieved notoriety and/or died in the state of South Carolina. Prominent persons, in addition to the less eminent, that have played noteworthy roles are included in this resource. When people are recognized from your state or locale it brings a sense of pride to the residents of the entire state.
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Twentieth-century American literature

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Chelsea House Pub

ISBN: 9780877548027

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

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Excerpts from interviews, and reviews discuss the life and works of American authors from the early twentieth century to the present
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Marrying Off Mother and Other Stories

Author: Gerald Durrell

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447214552

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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'Which of these stories is true and which is semi-true I have, of course, not the slightest intention of telling you, but I hope this will not detract from your enjoyment . . .' Gerald Durrell introduces an eccentric cast of characters in this entertaining collection of stories, first published in 1991. In the title story, we join his family in Corfu, where Gerry joins forces with Larry and Margo in encouraging Mother to consider finding a new husband, only to rue the consequences. Highlights from the other tales in this collection are the acquisition of a strongly perfumed pig named Esmerelda, a foul-mouthed parrot called Moses, and a compulsive gambler who inspires a miracle. Written with Durrell's usual sharp eye for observing humour in a situation, Marrying Off Mother will delight fans both old and new.
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The Painted Chamber (Short Stories from the author of The Crimson Ribbon)

Author: Katherine Clements

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472226194

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

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'The vibrant new voice of historical fiction' Suzannah Dunn THE PAINTED CHAMBER is a lyrical tale of love and longing, and HOW TO ROAST A PIG WITH THE HAIR ON, winner of the Jerwood Historical Short Story Competition 2012, a darkly vivid story of wifely revenge. Also included is an exclusive sample from Katherine Clements' highly acclaimed debut THE CRIMSON RIBBON.
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The Twin Fortunes & Other Stories

Author: James I. McGovern

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1413442862

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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The thirteen stories in this collection concern people from a wide variety of backgrounds. As they struggle with the problems they meet physical, emotional, or spiritual they become conscious of past failures and missing necessities for their futures. While they have various degrees of success or failure, it's the awareness of the reasons for one's fate that emerges as the central value. This knowledge of limitations, sometimes bolstered by compassion or will, empowers some of the characters but remains elusive for others.
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Das Buch der seltsamen neuen Dinge

Author: Michel Faber

Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

ISBN: 303699386X

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

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Ich bin bei dir alle Tage bis ans Ende der Welt. Der junge Pastor Peter Leigh wird auf die Reise seines Lebens geschickt - nur darf seine Frau Bea ihn nicht begleiten. Um in Kontakt zu bleiben, schicken sie sich Briefe. Doch nie zuvor in der Geschichte der Menschheit musste eine Liebe eine derart große Distanz überbrücken. "Der bewegendste Abschiedsroman, den ich je gelesen habe." Clemens J. Setz (Indigo) "Ein Meisterwerk - wahnsinnig fesselnd." David Mitchell (Der Wolkenatlas) "Der Roman ist ein einziges Wunder." Yann Martel (Schiffbruch mit Tiger) "Verzweifelnd schön, traurig und unvergesslich." David Benioff (Game of Thrones)
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Catalog of the J. Herman Bosler Memorial Library

Classed Author List

Author: Bosler Memorial Library, Carlisle, Pa

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Catalogs, Classified (Dewey decimal)

Page: 77

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The Birthday Of The World and Other Stories

Author: Ursula K. LeGuin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575100281

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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'Her most important book since ALWAYS COMING HOME and her most satisfactory collection since her first, the brilliant THE WIND'S TWELVE QUARTERS. A formidable and rewarding work, a prime candidate for best SF collection of the year. An essential book.' LOCUS Six of the eight piece are set in Le Guin's classic Hainish cycle. The title story, 'The Birthday of the World', stands alone and the final piece, 'Paradises Lost', is a new short novel original to the collection, a major addition to the generation starship subgenre of science fiction.
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