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How Love Came to Professor Guildea

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Robert Smythe Hichens (1864-1950) was an English journalist and novelist. He wrote lyrics for music, stories, and collaborated in successful plays. He is best remembered now, perhaps, for his satire on Oscar Wilde, The Green Carnation (1894), his novels that were made into films - The Garden of Allah (1904) and The Paradine Case (1933) - and the story How Love Came to Prof ...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published October 24th 2008 by Dodo Press
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Nandakishore Varma
Nov 01, 2015 Nandakishore Varma rated it it was amazing
Halloween (even though we Indians don't celebrate it) had me thinking of the most frightening stories (excluding novels) I have read - and this one made it into the top three. The story is absolutely chilling, because it is not malevolence but love that is oppressing us - the mindless love of an idiot.

This is one story that I have went back to, again and again - and felt the same chill always.

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Jan 31, 2016 Clarice rated it liked it
This short story was included in the anthology "Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories They Wouldn't Let Me Do on TV" published in 1951. Short stories chosen by Hitchcock never disappoint, and I expected extra creepiness from a story supposedly rejected by the network.

This story did indeed have the kind of subtle horror you would expect from a Hitchcock production, but it didn't seem to have any elements that you would expect the network executives or censors to be nervous about. Maybe they just di
Jul 08, 2014 Kaethe rated it it was amazing

Oh, man, that was horrible. In the best possible way, of course. A quiet, subtle tale of Edwardian gentlemen leading well-ordered lives. Recommended for a Halloween read.
Classic story about a Professor who finds that a ghost is in love with him! A very awkward situation.
Nov 07, 2015 Cosimo rated it liked it
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Graciosa historia de un hombre atormentado
por la ternura de un fantasma.
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Hichens was born in Speldhurst in Kent, the eldest son of a clergyman. He was educated at Clifton College, the Royal College of Music and early on had a desire to be a musician. Later in life he would be a music critic on the World, taking the place of George Bernard Shaw. He also studied at the London School of Journalism. Hichens was a great traveler, Egypt was one of his favorite destinations, ...more
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