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Perhaps best known for his 'perfectly realised' novel of Edwardian childhood The Go-Between, L.P. Hartley was also a much admired adept of the macabre short story. Hartley was no dilettante in the genre: he was well-versed in its long and distinguished tradition, and these carefully crafted tales represent some of the most successful attempts to carry the ghost story into ...more
Hardcover, 2nd Edition, Revised, 513 pages
Published 2006 by Tartarus Press (first published December 1st 2001)
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Bettie☯
Apr 07, 2016 Bettie☯ rated it liked it
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1: Night Fears: A nightwatchman takes on a new job, but is he prepared for anyone he might meet? Read by Robert Lang.

2: The Waits: Mr Mariner is looking forward to Christmas Eve when there's an unexpected knock at the door. Read by Robert Lang.

3: W.S.: Novelist Walter Streeter has devoted admirers, but will he be happy to meet a new one in the flesh? Read by Robert Lang.

4: The Price of the Absolute: A man inherits some objects, but will he be able to contr
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Randolph Carter
What can you say about a book that gives you pretty much every macabre story written throughout an author's long career? Hartley wrote lots of stories and novels but for me his strange stories are the best. We have here everything from pure horror to just plain odd stories. To me Hartley almost seems like a bridge between the ghost stories of M.R. James and Robert Aickman. There are examples of both schools in Hartley's work and something in-between. A book to be savored one story at a time.

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Laura
Apr 08, 2016 Laura rated it liked it
Recommended to Laura by: Bettie
From BBC Radio 4 Extra:
1/4: Night Fears
A nightwatchman takes on a new job, but is he prepared for anyone he might meet?

2/4: The Waits
Mr Mariner is looking forward to Christmas Eve when there's an unexpected knock at the door.

3/4: W.S.
Novelist Walter Streeter has devoted admirers, but will he be happy to meet a new one in the flesh?

4/4: The Price of Absolute
A man inherits some objects, but will he be able to control the events they set in motion?


http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03zj...
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