The Dead of Night: The Ghost Stories of Oliver Onions - Tales of Mystery & The Supernatural (Paperback)
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The Dead of Night: The Ghost Stories of Oliver Onions - Tales of Mystery & The Supernatural (Paperback)

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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.

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
ISBN: 9781840226409
Number of pages: 672
Weight: 429 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 34 mm

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“A fine collection of supernatural stories”

Several wonderful ghost stories (most of novella length) in a great collection. Well written and varied in both tone and subject this is amongst the best ghost story collections available. An excellent read at a very... More

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“an essential buy”

Oliver Onions is a name that will be familiar to fans of classic ghost and strange stories. It's been hard to get a good well priced collection of his stories for a while, scatterings in anthologies is the best... More

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