The Crimson Blind and Other Stories

Author: H. D. Everett

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840225389

Category: Fiction

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.'From the chilling horror of 'The Death Mask' to the shocking violence of 'The Crimson Blind', from the creeping menace of 'Parson Clench' to the mounting suspense of 'The Pipers of Mallory', these thrilling stories were enthusiastically received by readers and critics when they first appeared, and are sure to delight and terrify the modern reader in equal measure.
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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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The Crimson Blind

A Crime & Mystery Thriller

Author: Fred M. White

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 802722196X

Category: Fiction

Page: 337

View: 7443

Bestselling detective novelist David Steel gets into a tough financial situation and accepts an invitation from an unknown mysterious lady who offers to help with his debts. In return she wants him to help her find a way from an unpleasant situation, but when they meet to finalize the deal her identity remains a mystery to him. When he returns from the meeting he finds out that his home is been broken into and a bleeding man, almost dead, is lying on the floor. Frederick White (1859–1935), mostly known for mysteries, is considered also as one of the pioneers of the spy story.
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Aylmer Vance: Ghost-Seer

Author: Alice & Claude Askew


ISBN: 132937634X


Page: N.A

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A Crimson Frost

Author: Marcia Lynn McClure

Publisher: Distractions Ink

ISBN: 0985274050

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

View: 6584

The Scarlet Princess Monet must serve her kingdom, Karvana, and allow a husband to be chosen for her. She is secretly in love with the Crimson Knight of Karvana. Will she be able to marry the man she loves or will she be forced to forget him and marry someone else?
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The Fantastic of the Fin de Siècle

Author: Irena Grubica,Zdeněk Beran

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443816469

Category: History

Page: 295

View: 2033

This volume explores various facets of the relationship between the fantastic and the fin de siècle. The essays included here examine how the fin de siècle reflects the fantastic and its relation to the genesis of aesthetic ideas, to the concepts of terror and horror, the sublime, and evil, to Gothic and sensation fiction, to the Aesthetic Movement and Decadence. They also raise the question regarding the ways in which fantastic literature reflects the dynamic and all-too-often controversial development of the concept of the fantastic. At the same time, the majority of the contributions also investigate a broader context of specific social, political and economic conditions that frame the fantastic of the fin de siècle. They examine how fantastic genres use narrative manipulations, and how they incorporate various ideas of scientific development and progress by highlighting the role of religion, cultural anxiety and social crisis, as well as exploring the ways such genres use the fantastic for various purposes of cultural and social subversion. Fin de siècle fantastic literature is also investigated across a variety of cultures, as reflected in Scottish, Canadian, Australian, American and British writing, with particular emphasis on their predominant cultural or generic aspects, the genesis of the fin de siècle fantastic in some of these cultures and literatures, and their relations to a wider historical and cultural framework. The essays as a whole represent the work of scholars working in a diverse range of fields, and therefore adopt a wide range of approaches to the fantastic. As such, this volume provides a fresh and stimulating platform for further rethinking of the concept of the fantastic and its relation to fin de siècle literature, and its theoretical, philosophical, generic, and other implications within a broader literary, social and cultural context.
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Blind Willie and Other Stories

Author: R. Anthony Joseph

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595205127

Category: Fiction

Page: 396

View: 9900

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, "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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Bite the Bullet

A Crimson Moon novel

Author: L. A. Banks

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781429946490

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Sasha Trudeau considers herself a soldier first and a werewolf second. But while her secret government-sanctioned task-force faces its greatest challenge so far, Sasha faces something much more primal: the undeniable pull of the moon—and her own desires. With rogue wolves savaging both the human and paranormal worlds, Sasha's team of elite operatives has one job: destroy the rogues and isolate the deadly toxin that's poisoned their blood. But the challenge is far more complicated than Sasha could have imagined. Soon she is thrust into a full-scale supernatural war for supremacy—and the only man left who Sasha can turn to might be the biggest danger to her of all. . .and in more ways than one.
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Catalog of the J. Herman Bosler Memorial Library

Classed Author List

Author: Bosler Memorial Library, Carlisle, Pa

Publisher: N.A


Category: Catalogs, Classified (Dewey decimal)

Page: 77

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Oriental Ghost Stories

Author: Lafcadio Hearn

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840226102

Category: Ghost stories, English

Page: 253

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Lafcadio Hearn's fascinating and unsettling ghost stories are a reinterpretation of oriental legends, and folktales. They are a potent blend of weird beauty and horror.
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Dangerous Decisions

Author: B.B. Cruz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440590915

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

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Someone is feeding the feds information on alleged illegal activities at the Franklin Everly law firm, and Carino Montgomery is targeted as a prime suspect. There's enough evidence to put her in the hot seat when hired gun Ramon Terrones arrives to uncover the mole. But from the moment they meet, Ramon relentlessly pursues Carino, triggering a whirlwind romance packed with fierce emotions . . . and secrets that won't remain buried. Both Ramon and Carino have worked hard to put their pasts behind them, but the truth could bring their whole lives crumbling down. Will their unlikely relationship be worth sacrificing everything they've worked for? Or will their secrets prove to be bigger than their love?
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Couching at the Door

Author: D. K. Broster

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1787201678

Category: Fiction

Page: 199

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In this collection of dark, supernatural tales the esteemed author D. K. Broster gave full reign to her vivid imagination. Sometimes—as in “The Window” or “The Pestering,” or “All Soul’s Day”—these are what we might call ‘explainable’ ghost stories: apparitions or hauntings whose origin is to be found in some violent or unjust action in the past. Other stories, “Couching at the Door” and “From the Abyss,” have little or no explanation, even in supernatural terms. Add to these an elegant reworking of the Persephone myth, “The Taste of Pomegranates,” the downright bloodthirsty “Clairvoyance,” and the psychological studies, “The Promised Land” and “The Pavement” which so well merit the heading ‘Madness and Obsession’, and you have a collection to disturb and unsettle the strongest nerves. Literary historian Jack Adrian describes Couching at the Door as “a pure masterwork, one of the most satisfying weird collections of the century”.
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Author: J. Herman Bossler Memorial Library (Carlisle, Pa.)

Publisher: N.A


Category: Special libraries

Page: N.A

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Roman Fever and Other Stories

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439125570

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 9336

A side from her Pulitzer Prize-winning talent as a novel writer, Edith Wharton also distinguished herself as a short story writer, publishing more than seventy-two stories in ten volumes during her lifetime. The best of her short fiction is collected here in Roman Fever and Other Stories. From her picture of erotic love and illegitimacy in the title story to her exploration of the aftermath of divorce detailed in "Souls Belated" and "The Last Asset," Wharton shows her usual skill "in dissecting the elements of emotional subtleties, moral ambiguities, and the implications of social restrictions," as Cynthia Griffin Wolff writes in her introduction. Roman Fever and Other Stories is a surprisingly contemporary volume of stories by one of our most enduring writers.
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The Iron Wolf and Other Stories

Author: Richard Adams,Yvonne Gilbert

Publisher: Lane, Allen


Category: Animals

Page: 141

View: 9622

Nineteen folktales from around the world deal with robins, nightingales, wolves, crabs, parrots, dogs, dragons, cats, and woodpeckers.
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Crimson Dreams

Crimson Series Book One

Author: Georgiana Fields

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781943095100


Page: N.A

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Dhampir (Vampire) Romance featuring time travel and a serial killer set in 1900 Victorian England and modern day Atlanta, Georgia.
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