By the renowned storyteller Susan Hillwhose first ghost story, The Woman in Black, has run for eighteen years as a play in London's West Endhere 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.
|Publisher:||The Overlook Press|
|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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is different kind of mystery than I have read. It is a good fast read & a little spooky.
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.