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    The Dead of Night: The Ghost Stories of Oliver Onions (Tales of Mystery & the Supernatural) (Paperback) By (author) Oliver Onions, Introduction by David Stuart Davies, Series edited by David Stuart Davies

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    DescriptionOliver Onions is unique in the realms of ghost story writers in that his tales are so far ranging in their background and substance that they are not easily categorised. His stories are powerfully charged explorations of psychical violence, their effects heightened by detailed character studies graced with a powerful poetic elegance. In simple terms Oliver Onions goes for the cerebral rather than the jugular. However, make no mistake, his ghost stories achieve the desired effect. They draw you in, enmeshing you in their unnerving and disturbing narratives. This collection contains such masterpieces as 'The Rosewood Door', 'The Ascending Dream', 'The Painted Face' and 'The Beckoning Fair One', a story which both Algernon Blackwood and H. P. Lovecraft regarded as one of the most effective and subtle ghost stories in all literature. Long out of print, these classic tales are a treasure trove of nightmarish gems.


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    The Dead of Night: The Ghost Stories of Oliver Onions
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Oliver Onions, Introduction by David Stuart Davies, Series edited by David Stuart Davies
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 672
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 40 mm
    Weight: 440 g
    ISBN 13: 9781840226409
    ISBN 10: 1840226404

    BIC E4L: HOR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.4
    DC22: FIC
    BIC subject category V2: FK
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    Thema V1.0: FK
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Imprint name
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Publication date
    15 August 2010
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