High Spirits

High Spirits : A Collection of Ghost Stories

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Robertson Davies first hit upon the notion of writing ghost stories when he joined the University of Toronto's Massey College as a Master. Wishing to provide entertainment at the College's Gaudy Night, the annual Christmas party, Professor Davies created a "spooky story," which he read aloud to the gathering. That story, "Revelation from a Smoky Fire," is the first in this wonderful, haunting collection. A tradition quickly became established and, for eighteen years, Davies delighted and amused the Gaudy Night guests with his tales of the supernatural. Here, gathered together in one volume, are those eighteen stories, just as Davies first read them.
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  • Paperback | 198 pages
  • 129 x 198.1 x 14.2mm | 163.3g
  • Penguin Books
  • United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0142002461
  • 9780142002469
  • 2,090,059

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