The Dead of Night: The Ghost Stories of Oliver Onions

The Dead of Night: The Ghost Stories of Oliver Onions

Paperback Tales of Mystery & the Supernatural

By (author) Oliver Onions, Introduction by David Stuart Davies, Series edited by David Stuart Davies


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  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 672 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 194mm x 40mm | 440g
  • Publication date: 5 August 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Herts
  • ISBN 10: 1840226404
  • ISBN 13: 9781840226409
  • Sales rank: 62,112

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Oliver 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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