Man in the Picture

Man in the Picture

by Susan Hill


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Man in the Picture by Susan Hill

By the renowned storyteller Susan Hill—whose first ghost story, The Woman in Black, has run for eighteen years as a play in London's West End—here is a new take on a form that is fully classical and, in Hill's able hands, newly vital. The Man in the Picture is a haunting tale of loss, love, and the very basest fear of our beings.
An extraordinary ghost story from a modern master. In the apartment of Oliver's old professor at Cambridge, there is a painting on the wall, a mysterious depiction of masked revelers at the Venice carnival. On this cold winter's night, the old professor has decided to reveal the painting's eerie secret. The dark art of the Venetian scene, instead of imitating life, has the power to entrap it. To stare into the painting is to play dangerously with the unseen demons it hides, and become the victim of its macabre beauty.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590200919
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Publication date: 09/04/2008
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 939,666
Product dimensions: 7.14(w) x 4.38(h) x 0.68(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Susan Hill’s novels and short stories have won the Whitbread, Somerset Maugham, and John Llewellyn Rhys awards, and the Yorkshire Post Book of the Year, and been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. She is the author of fifty-six books. The play adapted from her famous ghost story, The Woman in Black, has been running in the West End since 1989; it is also a major feature film starring Daniel Radcliffe. Her crime novels featuring DCS Simon Serrailler are currently being adapted for television.

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Man in the Picture 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
LibraryLadyAmy More than 1 year ago
This is different kind of mystery than I have read. It is a good fast read & a little spooky.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Simple a great ghost story. Easy to read brings you from the past to the present with out you even realizing it. The setting is devine and the characters are perfect. It has been a long time since I read a ghost story that wasn't really a horror story.
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