The Empty House and Other Ghost Stories = 空屋與其他靈異故事

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作者:Algernon Blackwood[原作];甦活中英文編輯所[編輯]

出版年:2011[民100]

出版社:Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation 甦活全球網路

出版地:Salt Lake City, UT. 臺北市

格式:EPUB 流式

分類:英文書  


'Certain houses, like certain persons, manage somehow to proclaim at once their character for evil. In the case of the latter, no particular feature need betray them; they may boast an open countenance and an ingenuous smile; and yet a little of their company leaves the unalterable conviction that there is something radically amiss with their being: that they are evil. Willy nilly, they seem to communicate an atmosphere of secret and wicked thoughts which makes those in their immediate neighbourhood shrink from them as from a thing diseased.
And, perhaps, with houses the same principle is operative, and it is the aroma of evil deeds committed under a particular roof, long after the actual doers have passed away, that makes the gooseflesh come and the hair rise. Something of the original passion of the evil-doer, and of the horror felt by his victim, enters the heart of the innocent watcher, and he becomes suddenly conscious of tingling nerves, creeping skin, and a chilling of the blood. He is terror-stricken without apparent cause.'

  • The Empty House and Other Ghost Stories
  • Part 1 THE EMPTY HOUSE
  • Certain houses, like certain persons, manage somehow to proclaim at once their character for evil.
  • Part 2 A HAUNTED ISLAND
  • The following events
  • Part 3 A CASE OF EAVESDROPPING
  • Jim Shorthouse was the sort of fellow
  • Part 4 KEEPING HIS PROMISE
  • It was eleven o'clock at night
  • Part 5 WITH INTENT TO STEAL
  • To sleep in a lonely barn
  • Part 6 THE WOOD OF THE DEAD
  • One summer
  • Part 7 SMITH: AN EPISODE IN A LODGING-HOUSE
  • "When I was a medical student,"
  • Part 8 A SUSPICIOUS GIFT
  • Blake had been in very low water for months
  • Part 9 THE STRANGE ADVENTURES OF A PRIVATE SECRETARY IN NEW YORK
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 2
  • Chapter 3
  • Part 10 SKELETON LAKE: AN EPISODE IN CAMP
  • The utter loneliness of our moose-camp