The Dead of Night

The Dead of Night

The Ghost Stories of Oliver Onions

by Oliver Onions

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 05/08/2010

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With an Introduction by David Stuart Davies Oliver Onions is unique in the realms of ghost story writers in that his tales are so far ranging in their background and substance that they are not easily categorised. His stories are powerfully charged explorations of psychical violence, their effects heightened by detailed character studies graced with a powerful poetic elegance. In simple terms Oliver Onions goes for the cerebral rather than the jugular. However, make no mistake; his ghost stories achieve the desired effect. They draw you in, enmeshing you in their unnerving and disturbing narratives. This collection contains such masterpieces as 'The Rosewood Door', 'The Ascending Dream', 'The Painted Face' and 'The Beckoning Fair One', a story which both Algernon Blackwood and H. P. Lovecraft regarded as one of the most effective and subtle ghost stories in all literature. Long out of print, these classic tales are a treasure trove of nightmarish gems. AUTHOR George Oliver Onions (13 November 1873 9 April 1961) was a significant English novelist who published over forty novels and story collections. Originally trained as a commercial artist, he worked as a designer of posters and books, and as a magazine illustrator, before starting his career in writing. The first editions of his novels were published with dust jackets bearing full-colour illustrations painted by Onions himself. He married the writer Berta Ruck in 1909 and they had two sons, Arthur and William. Onions legally changed his name to George Oliver in 1918, but continued to publish under the name Oliver Onions.
ISBN:
9781840226409
9781840226409
Category:
Classic horror & ghost stories
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
05-08-2010
Language:
English
Publisher:
Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
672
Dimensions (mm):
198x129x34mm
Weight:
0.43kg

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