E–pub [Tales of Mystery the Macabre] AUTHOR Elizabeth Gaskell

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Elizabeth Gaskell å 0 Download Tales of Mystery the Macabre Free read ó 0 In the great mirror opposite I saw myself and right behind another wicked fearful self so like me my soul seemed to uiver within me as though not knowing to which similitude of body it belonged Elizabeth Gaskell is better known today for her pioneering social novels su. Really 35 Maybe even 375 385This is as with all short story collections a mixed bag Most are enjoyable but the last four starting with The Ghost in the Garden Room really dragged for me Overall however this is an enjoyable anthology of creepy stories Many reviewers seem put out that there aren t a lot of ghosts in these stories They re right there aren t However the volume is titled Tales of Mystery and the Macabre and to that end the stories contained are extremely effective atmospheric colorful tightly plotted with memorable and highly varied characters Sometimes the macabre element is merely a misconception on the part of one character regarding another Sometimes it is truly supernatural Sometimes the story is simply a straight mystery So if you re looking for a collection of Victorian ghost stories then this ain t it But if you want a well written bunch of spooky stories look no further This book is my introduction to Gaskell I look forward to reading

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Elizabeth Gaskell å 0 Download Tales of Mystery the Macabre Free read ó 0 Ch as Mary Barton 1848 but she also wrote some fascinating tales of the supernatural and the macabre which are collected here in this volume The real charm of this dark anthology is its variety Unlike so many writers of this kind of material Gaskell allows the story to. I seriously cannot finish this bookBoring torture boring torture boring torture boring torture boring torture

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Elizabeth Gaskell å 0 Download Tales of Mystery the Macabre Free read ó 0 Fit the style rather than the other way around and as result there is a charming freshness to each tale This remarkable author uses different voices tones and topics to engage her readers and as you turn from one story to the next you cannot be uite sure what to expec. I m horrible at updating at the moment Trying to do better I have no excuse I picked up this book fittingly at the gift shop in Elizabeth Gaskell s house in Manchester For being such a fan of her works I can only say I m ashamed it took me so long to seek the premises out for a visit Anyway out of all the stories in this collection The Old Nurse s Story is by and far the nearest we ll get to a traditional ghost story Yes it has the moral at the end like most Victorian tales of this type but it s fun It has the haunted house with elderly caretakers ghosts galore phantom music portraits turned to the wall a bonnie child being lured outdoors by a ghost Can t ask for much really It ticked all the boxes for me though the end is a bit abrupt The Suire s Story was a strange little tale I went into it expecting ghosts and came out perplexed I guess it s about the outsider mysterious wealth and he suspicions of an elderly spinster I was amused at the fact finding towards the end I can t say much without spoiling The Poor Clare is a gothic little tale It deals with a curse but at the heart of it is the tale of a mother s strength and obsession fierce love may be a kinder term but I think obsession is still nearer the mark This also didn t play out the way I expected Though to begin with it was reminded me a little of Anne Bronte s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall in tone Maybe the fact that the narrator falls in love with one of the later characters in his tale With Gaskell s husband being a clergyman it should be unsurprising that a theme presented here seems to uite literally in this case be the sins of the father on the child Lois the Witch I think I ve reviewed separately as I bought it as it s own little novella Firstly I struggle reading Lois without thinking about Clark KentSuperman Sorry Gaskell I know your short story DID come first So once I put that distracting notion aside we find ourselves in Salem during the unfortunate witch trials I think the title indicates how this story is going to go without me saying The image that stays with me most from my first reading is Lois in her last appearance in the tale The Doom of the Griffiths also deals with a you guessed it doom or curse upon the family I think there may be some deeper working class message regarding the son something near and dear to Gaskell s heart at work here but this also deals with the sins of the father on the child theme The Ghost in the Garden Room in spite of the title is not really about ghosts in the supernatural sense but in the fear the living over the dead sense I certainly do Those left behind are haunted by the memory of their wishes and what they wanted to believe rather than the reality of what the prodigal son had actually becomeWhen I first read the Grey Woman one scene towards the end particularly reminds me of Brothers Grimm tale the Robber Bridegroom The eponymous Grey Woman is truly pitiable as she is in a situation she never had any desire to be in Anyway it starts off with a mysterious painting and a manuscript that reuires translating AND a very trusting innkeeper who kindly lends said manuscript to the curious narrator so kind so trusting so open with his family history This is definitely gothic in tone think Anne Radcliffe Curious If True is a strange fairy tale like story kind of about a traveller amidst a gathering of fairytales At least a few were definitely hinted at I don t really know how else to describe it Disappearances is honestly a review of detective work and a series of unrelated disappearances I m sure to the intended readers of her day this was all fairly novel but for modern readers with our abundance of detective fiction and true crime accounts this is fairly tame


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    Review Tales of Mystery the Macabre Elizabeth Gaskell å 0 Download Free download Ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook å Elizabeth Gaskell I admire Gaskell's Mary Barton a perceptive and compassionate account of the life of Manchester textile workers in the 1840's and I was looking forward to this I was disappointed In this substantial 120000 word collection there is not one first rate tale and the connection of most of these pieces with the mysterious and

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    E–pub [Tales of Mystery the Macabre] AUTHOR Elizabeth Gaskell Really 35 Maybe even 375 385?This is as with all short story collections a mixed bag Most are enjoyable; but the last four starting with The Ghost in the Garden Room really dragged for me Overall however this is an enjoyable anthology of cre

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    Review Tales of Mystery the Macabre Free download Ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook å Elizabeth Gaskell Elizabeth Gaskell å 0 Download 45 The Old Nurse's Story 4 The Suire's Story 4 The Poor Clare 5 Lois the Witch 5 The Doom of the Griffiths 45 The Ghost in the Garden Room 35 The Grey Woman 5 Curious if True 45 Disappearances 4

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    E–pub [Tales of Mystery the Macabre] AUTHOR Elizabeth Gaskell Elizabeth Gaskell å 0 Download I seriously cannot finish this bookBoring torture boring torture boring torture boring torture boring torture

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    Free download Ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook å Elizabeth Gaskell E–pub [Tales of Mystery the Macabre] AUTHOR Elizabeth Gaskell An eclectic collection that imbues the everyday with a sense of mystery and of dread Anyone currently hung up on perceived modern day ‘witch hunts’ should read ‘Lois the Witch’ and hang his head in shame ‘The Grey Woman’ is a powerful survivor’s story with Gaskell’s social realism giving the tale a gritty edge Even the seemingly throwaway ‘Disappearances’ has deep emotional resonance once

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    Review Tales of Mystery the Macabre Elizabeth Gaskell å 0 Download E–pub [Tales of Mystery the Macabre] AUTHOR Elizabeth Gaskell Although in general the stories are interesting and retain a little of suspence especially Poor Clare and Lois the Witch the building up of the stories takes too long and it loses some of its way Too many times the climax of the story is just plain boring or uneventful particularly in The Grey Lady Overall an agreeable book but do not foresee rereading it ever

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    E–pub [Tales of Mystery the Macabre] AUTHOR Elizabeth Gaskell I'm horrible at updating at the moment Trying to do better I have no excuse I picked up this book fittingly at the gift shop in Elizabeth Gaskell's house in Manchester For being such a fan of her works I can onl

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    E–pub [Tales of Mystery the Macabre] AUTHOR Elizabeth Gaskell Free download Ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook å Elizabeth Gaskell Elizabeth Gaskell å 0 Download This book was dreadful and dull The stories lack any development and real characters It's filled with fluff and details that aren't important to the stories It was a chore to try and read this book I bought it on a whim at my local bookstore but I just wasted 5 I read another book in between this one and then just skipped around the stories

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    E–pub [Tales of Mystery the Macabre] AUTHOR Elizabeth Gaskell Review Tales of Mystery the Macabre I went into this book hoping for a really good gothic read and I won't necessarily say that I was disappointed It

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    Elizabeth Gaskell å 0 Download Free download Ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook å Elizabeth Gaskell E–pub [Tales of Mystery the Macabre] AUTHOR Elizabeth Gaskell Did not finish all the tales in this book I would say that the title is a bit misleading because the stories aren't really scary They're a bit unsetteling or rather sad Out of the stories I read I think only one had an actual ghost in it Mostly the scary things are what people of that time period would consider if not exactly scary then just kind of socially unacceptable or unusual To me most of the stories have completely unnec

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  • Paperback
  • 305
  • Tales of Mystery the Macabre
  • Elizabeth Gaskell
  • English
  • 10 March 2020
  • 9781840220957