Widdershins

Widdershins

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by Oliver Onions
     
 

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On the surface, this is a conventional haunted house story: an unsuccessful writer moves into rooms in an otherwise empty house, in the hope that isolation will help his failing creativity. His sensitivity and imagination are enhanced by his seclusion, but his art, his only friend and his sanity are all destroyed in the process.

The centerpiece of this rare

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On the surface, this is a conventional haunted house story: an unsuccessful writer moves into rooms in an otherwise empty house, in the hope that isolation will help his failing creativity. His sensitivity and imagination are enhanced by his seclusion, but his art, his only friend and his sanity are all destroyed in the process.

The centerpiece of this rare collection, "The Beckoning Fair One," is widely regarded as a classic of the horror genre. At first blush, it's a conventional haunted house story involving an unsuccessful writer, who moves into an empty house in hope that isolation will help his failing creativity. His sensitivity and imagination are enhanced by his seclusion, but his art, his only friend, and his sanity are all destroyed in the process. . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781533234537
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
05/14/2016
Pages:
280

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Widdershins

George Oliver Onions (b. 13 November 1873 - d. 9 April 1961) was a British writer of story collections and over 40 novels. He was married to the novelist Berta Ruck.

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Widdershins 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An amazing book of ghost stories. Onions was a terrific writer!