Collected Ghost Stories

Author: Montague Rhodes James

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853260537

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 4094

The vicar, Dr Primrose, his six daughters and wife Deborah form an Arcadian picture of affectionate family life. However, their rural idyll is rudely disturbed by a swindler and the villainy of a vile seducer and further troubles come thick and fast.

Ghost Stories of Henry James

Author: Henry James

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840224221

Category: Ghost stories

Page: 448

View: 5934

Melville's short stories are masterpieces. The best are to be appreciated on more than one level and those presented here are rich with symbolism and spiritual depth. Set in 1797, Billy Budd, Foretopman exploits the tension of this period during the war between England and France to create a tale of satanic treachery, tragedy and great pathos that explores human relationships and the inherently ambiguous nature of man-made justice. Tales such as Bartleby, Benito Cereno, The Lightning Rod Man, The Tartarus of Maids or I and My Chimney, show the timeless poetic power of Melville's writing as he consciously uses the disguise of allegory in various ways and to various ends.

Complete Ghost Stories

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853267345

Category: Fiction

Page: 273

View: 3989

Dickens' natural inclinations toward drama and the macabre made him a brilliant teller of ghost tales, and in the twenty stories presented here, which include his celebrated "A Christmas Carol," the full range of his gothic talents can be seen

Carnacki, der Geisterdetektiv


Author: William Hope Hodgson

Publisher: Festa

ISBN: 3865524362

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 1183

H. P. Lovecraft war ein Bewunderer der Werke von William Hope Hodgson und rühmte dessen visionäre Schilderungen des »kosmischen Grauens«. Mit der Figur des Thomas Carnacki schuf Hodgson einen Sherlock Holmes des Okkulten, einen der ersten Erforscher übernatürlicher Phänomene. Carnacki, der Geisterdetektiv enthält die kompletten Erzählungen. Ein echter Klassiker! Inhalt: Der unsichtbare Wächter Die Tür nach drüben Das Haus im Lorbeerdickicht Das pfeifende Zimmer Unerwünschter Besuch Das Geisterpferd Der Spuk auf der Jarvee Ein Fund Der Schweinefürst Anhang: H. P. Lovecraft: Das unheimliche Werk von William Hope Hodgson Mark Valentine: Gegen den Abgrund - Carnacki the Ghost-Finder William Hope Hodgson gehört zu den Meistern der unheimlichen Fantastik. Er wurde 1877 in Essex als Sohn eines Geistlichen geboren und reiste als Seemann um die Welt. Er starb 1918 im Ersten Weltkrieg. H. P. Lovecraft war ein Bewunderer der Werke von William Hope Hodgson und rühmte dessen visionäre Schilderungen des »kosmischen Grauens«.

From Steam to Screen

Cinema, the Railways and Modernity

Author: Rebecca Harrison

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1786723220

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

View: 6503

In late nineteenth and early twentieth century Britain, there was widespread fascination with the technological transformations wrought by modernity. Films, newspapers and literature told astonishing stories about technology, such as locomotives breaking speed records and moving images seemingly springing into life onscreen. And, whether in films about train travel, or in newspaper articles about movie theatres on trains, stories about the convergence of the railway and cinema were especially prominent. Together, the two technologies radically transformed how people interacted with the world around them, and became crucial to how British media reflected the nation’s modernity and changing role within the empire. Rebecca Harrison draws on archival sources and an extensive corpus of films to trace the intertwined histories of the train and the screen for the first time. In doing so, she presents a new and illuminating material and cultural history of the period, and demonstrates the myriad ways railways and cinema coalesced to transform the population’s everyday life. With examples taken from more than 240 newsreels and 40 feature-length films, From Steam to Screen is essential reading for students and researchers working on film studies and British history at the turn of the century and beyond.

Study and Revise for GCSE: A Christmas Carol

Author: Sue Bennett

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1471854418

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 104

View: 2398

Enable students to achieve their best grade in GCSE English Literature with this year-round course companion; designed to instil in-depth textual understanding as students read, analyse and revise A Christmas Carol throughout the course. This Study and Revise guide: - Increases students' knowledge of A Christmas Carol as they progress through the detailed commentary and contextual information written by experienced teachers and examiners - Develops understanding of plot, characterisation, themes and language, equipping students with a rich bank of textual examples to enhance their exam responses - Builds critical and analytical skills through challenging, thought-provoking questions that encourage students to form their own personal responses to the text - Helps students maximise their exam potential using clear explanations of the Assessment Objectives, annotated sample student answers and tips for reaching the next grade - Improves students' extended writing techniques through targeted advice on planning and structuring a successful essay - Provides opportunities for students to review their learning and identify their revision needs with knowledge-based questions at the end of each chapter

Reflections on / of Dickens

Author: Ewa Kujawska-Lis,Anna Krawczyk-Łaskarzewska

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 144386496X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 380

View: 7184

This collection of new essays draws attention to the various and complex ways in which scholars and critics have reflected upon and reacted to Charles Dickens’s texts, including his novels, short fiction and journalism. Subsequent to the initial publication of Dickens’s works, writers, visual artists and filmmakers have re-imagined, transposed and transformed them from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Although Reflections on / of Dickens recognizes the writer’s importance as first and foremost a major figure in literature, it nevertheless offers a uniquely vast array of approaches to his literary output, ranging from intertextual and generic strategies, through gender studies, translation studies and comparative literary studies, to issues connected with reception, popular culture, visual culture and performing arts. The diverse thematic preoccupations present in this highly interdisciplinary volume attest to Dickens’s central position in the British canon and his global appeal, while at the same time narrowing the gap between traditional textual analysis and more contextualised readings of his oeuvre, taking into account the socio-cultural and historical circumstances thanks to which his literary reputation continues to flourish.

Gothic Short Stories

Author: David Blair

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840224252

Category: American fiction

Page: 244

View: 4768

This collection contains works by such writers as Poe, Hawthorne, Gaskell, Dickens and M.R. James. It brings together stories from the earliest decades of Gothic writing with later 19th and early 20th century tales.

Japanische Geistergeschichten

übersetzt von Gustav Meyrink

Author: Lafcadio Hearn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783958014305


Page: 200

View: 7417

Ratselhafte Samurai, ein blutsaugender Frosch und die ewige Wachterin im Wolfspelz: Lafcadio Hearn ladt zum Gruseln ein in 16 Geschichten vor den faszinierendsten Kulissen Japans. Herausgegeben und ubertragen wurden die Geschichten von Gustav Meyrink, u. a. bekannt durch seine Werke Der Golem" oder Das grune Gesicht." Hast du jemals die Treppe irgendeines alten Turmes erklommen, die sich in der Dunkelheit emporwindet, und kennst du das Gefuhl das einen da beschleicht, mitten im Herzen tiefer Finsternis, am spinnwebdunnen Rande des Nichts ...?""


Reclam Taschenbuch

Author: Emily Bronte

Publisher: Reclam Verlag

ISBN: 315961302X

Category: Fiction

Page: 457

View: 6417

Das Stürmische, Wilde und Raue der nordenglischen Moor- und Heidelandschaft hat sich tief eingeprägt in die Charaktere dieses Romans, der im Dezember 1847 erschien, ein Jahr nur, bevor Emily Brontë dreißigjährig an Schwindsucht starb. Niemand legt den von Ingrid Rein kongenial übersetzten Band aus den Händen, bevor er weiß, wie's ausgeht: "Ist Mr. Heathcliff ein Mensch? Wenn ja, ist er verrückt? Und wenn nicht, ist er ein Teufel?" Sturmhöhe ist ein dramatisches, stellenweise grausig-geniales Stück Weltliteratur.

Die Meerschweinchen-Weihnacht

Author: N. N.

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104030979

Category: Fiction

Page: 64

View: 5393

Früher war mehr Schweinchen ... *** Das Weihnachtsbuch für die ganze Familie in zauberhafter Geschenkausstattung *** Die Weihnachtsgeschichte, wie sie noch nie zu sehen war – mit Meerschweinchen in den Hauptrollen. Niedlich, possierlich und urkomisch stellen die haarigen Gesellen in entzückenden Kostümen die berühmtesten Szenen der Heiligen Nacht nach: die Empfängnis, die Vermählung von Maria und Joseph, die Geburt Jesu, den Auftritt der Heiligen Drei Könige. Ein ganz zauberhaftes Geschenkbuch zum Schmunzeln.

Classic Victorian and Edwardian Ghost Stories

Author: Rex Collings

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840220667

Category: Fiction

Page: 289

View: 6995

This is a book to be read by a blazing fire on a winter's night, with the curtains drawn close and the doors securely locked. The unquiet souls of the dead, both as fictional creations and as 'real' apparitions, roam the pages of this haunting selection of ghost stories by Rex Collings. Some of these stories are classics while others are lesser-known gems unearthed from this vintage era of tales of the supernatural. There are stories from distant lands - 'Fisher's Ghost' by John Lang is set in Australia and 'A Ghostly Manifestation' by 'A Clergyman' is set in Calcutta. In this selection, Sir Walter Scott (a Victorian in spirit if not in fact), keeps company with Edgar Allen Poe, Sheridan Le Fanu and other illustrious masters of the genre.

Das Haus in Cold Hill


Author: Peter James

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104903085

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 9196

Spannend und herrlich schaurig: Englands Bestsellerautor Peter James hat eine hervorragende, gruselige Geistergeschichte geschrieben. Für Ollie und Caro Harcourt und ihre Tochter Jade ist es ein wirkliches Abenteuer: Ihr neues Zuhause ist ein riesiger, verfallener alter Kasten. Genau das Richtige, um es von Grund auf zu sanieren, eine veritable Geldanlage. Doch die Harcourts sind nicht die einzigen Bewohner. Ungewöhnliche Dinge gehen hier vor sich, eine gespenstische Frau in Grau wandelt durch die Flure. Als die verängstigten Harcourts schließlich die dunkle Geschichte von Cold Hill erfahren, ahnen sie, dass ihr Leben auf dem Spiel stehen könnte.

Das Nebelland

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3746061709

Category: Fiction

Page: 276

View: 5765

"Das Nebelland" (Im Original: "The Land of Mist") ist ein 1926 erschienener Roman des britischen Schriftstellers Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Im Zentrum der Erzählung stehen spiritistische Séancen. Diese dritte Folge der "Challenger Stories" gehört zu den früheren Science-Fiction-Romanen in englischer Sprache, greift jedoch zugleich auch Elemente des Abenteuerromans auf.