The Empty House and Other Ghost Stories

The Empty House and Other Ghost Stories

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by Algernon Blackwood
     
 

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Certain houses, like certain persons, manage somehow to proclaim at once their character for evil. In the case of the latter, no particular feature need betray them; they may boast an open countenance and an ingenuous smile; and yet a little of their company leaves the unalterable conviction that there is something radically amiss with their being: that they are…  See more details below

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Certain houses, like certain persons, manage somehow to proclaim at once their character for evil. In the case of the latter, no particular feature need betray them; they may boast an open countenance and an ingenuous smile; and yet a little of their company leaves the unalterable conviction that there is something radically amiss with their being: that they are evil. Willy nilly, they seem to communicate an atmosphere of secret and wicked thoughts which makes those in their immediate neighborhood shrink from them as from a thing diseased.
And, perhaps, with houses the same principle is operative, and it is the aroma of evil deeds committed under a particular roof, long after the actual doers have passed away, that makes the gooseflesh come and the hair rise. Something of the original passion of the evil-doer, and of the horror felt by his victim, enters the heart of the innocent watcher, and he becomes suddenly conscious of tingling nerves, creeping skin, and a chilling of the blood. He is terror-stricken without apparent cause.

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ISBN-13:
9781519303530
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
11/17/2015
Pages:
100
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.21(d)

Meet the Author

Algernon Henry Blackwood, CBE (14 March 1869 - 10 December 1951) was an English short story writer and novelist, one of the most prolific writers of ghost stories in the history of the genre. He was also a journalist and a broadcasting narrator. S. T. Joshi has stated that "his work is more consistently meritorious than any weird writer's except Dunsany's" and that his short story collection Incredible Adventures (1914) "may be the premier weird collection of this or any other century".

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Empty House And Other Ghost Stories (Large Print Edition) 2.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I agree.CRAP
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
They should actually make a book out of that, i can see it now "Revenge of the bookwork." -_- =_=
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a Google scan of a book. It is supposed to be the Blackwood title, but once you get past the title page it is 400+ pages of a chemistry book. They scanned the wrong book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thats the real title of this book...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its stupid! There us just like letters and numbers and symbols and crap! Its a waste of your Nook space!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Goldylox
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Here i was ready for a really good read. Sigh...
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Collection of ghost stories first published in 1906. Some very spooky stuff here.
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Jazmin Melendez More than 1 year ago
Its+so+cool+and+scary
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Chemistry freaks me out man!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A maniac who eats only raw freshly killed meat and his terror stricken house guest...among other tales...good stuff
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A few of the stories were a little scary. A lot of them didn't seem to end really they just abruptly stopped. Quite a few of the stories mentioned someone named Jim Shorthouse ( a name my brain insisted on reading as Shortarse ) but it never seemed to be the same guy. This drove me crazy. All in all though it was a pretty good collection of shorts.