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The Beckoning Fair One
Oliver Onions
0486436470
August 2004
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Book Description
"Miles ahead of the average ghost-story"--Sunday Times
"Among the best-written in the genre of supernatural fiction"--All Hallows
A novelist retreats to an abandoned house in the heart of London, where he becomes enthralled by an eighteenth-century spirit--and where his contact with the outside world gradually diminishes. Acclaimed by such masters of the genre as Algernon Blackwood and H. P. Lovecraft as one of the best ghost stories in the English language, "The Beckoning Fair One" is Oliver Onions' most fascinating and eminently readable story. Onions possessed an outstanding gift for creating intense psychological portraits and gripping internal monologues. The dubious reliability of his narrator's perceptions adds an extra edge to this finely crafted tale, rendered with remarkable attention to...


The Beckoning Fair One
Oliver Onions
1419153811
July 2004
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Without quite knowing how he came to be there Oleron found himself striding over the loose board he had temporarily placed on the step broken by Miss Bengough. He was hatless, and descending the stairs.

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Without quite knowing how he came to be there Oleron found himself striding over the loose board he had temporarily placed on the step broken by Miss Bengough. He was hatless, and descending the stairs.


The Accident
Oliver Onions
1419151215
July 2004
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Eh?" he said. "I say, Romarin, don't let's go grave-digging among memories merely for the sake of making conversation. Yours may be pleasant, but I'm not in the habit of wasting much time over mine. Might as well be making new ones. . . . I'll drink whiskey and soda.

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Eh? he said. "I say, Romarin, don't let's go grave-digging among memories merely for the sake of making conversation. Yours may be pleasant, but I'm not in the habit of wasting much time over mine. Might as well be making new ones. . . . I'll drink whiskey and soda."


Beckoning Fair
Oliver Onions
1592249167
August 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
_The Beckoning Fair One_ is sometimes called the greatest ghost story in the English language; it may well be; certainly it is one of the quietest and most beautiful supernatural tales ever written. It reminds us of Shirley Jackson's _The Haunting of Hill House_ -- and that's huge praise indeed.

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Without quite knowing how he came to be there Oleron found himself striding over the loose board he had temporarily placed on the step broken by Miss Bengough. He was hatless, and descending the stairs.


Beckoning Fair
Oliver Onions
1592249175
August 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
_The Beckoning Fair One_ is sometimes called the greatest ghost story in the English language; it may well be; certainly it is one of the quietest and most beautiful supernatural tales ever written. It reminds us of Shirley Jackson's _The Haunting of Hill House_ -- and that's high praise indeed. (Jacketless library hardcover.)

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Without quite knowing how he came to be there Oleron found himself striding over the loose board he had temporarily placed on the step broken by Miss Bengough. He was hatless, and descending the stairs.


Widdershins
Oliver Onions
1414258046
April 2005
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Widdershins
Oliver Onions
1598181858
August 2005
Hardcover
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The Norton Book of Ghost Stories
Brad Leithauser (Editor)
0393035646
October 1994
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Leithauser (Seaward) believes that the ghost-story genre divides into plot-driven and psychologically motivated stories, and that the best of each "constantly hunger after the infinite." To that end, he has compiled a series of rather musty, but still serviceable, ghostly tales that manage to conjure up the idea of "vastness" (representative of the unseen, supernatural world) while still offering some good shudders. In his introduction, Leithauser focuses much of his attention on Henry James and M.R. James (who has managed to stay in print since 1904) and gives shorter shrift to "newer" writers like Shirley Jackson and John Cheever. This emphasis not only gives the anthology a dated feel but indicates an unfamiliarity with, or disregard for, the ghostly literature of the past 25 years. Is there not one story by...


Oliver Onion
Diane Murrell
1931282641
Jan 2004
Hardcover
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Peter V. Nguyen, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Children will quickly understand Oliver’s message in words and pictures that our differences make us unique

Monit Cheung, Professor of Social Work, Chair, Univeristy of Houston
This book presents a wide array of opportunities for sharing feelings and thoughts centering on understanding and self-acceptance.

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Imaginings (Vol.1): An Anthology of Visionary Literature: After the Myths Went Home, Vol. 1
Stefan Rudnicki (Editor)
1583940944
November 2003
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Book Description
Imaginings inaugurates an ambitious three-book series featuring the best stories that explore key imaginative concepts in the genre and their later literary permutations. The theme in this initial entry is the power of mythology in human life through the centuries. Authors include Robert Silverberg, whose After the Myths Went Home shows the disastrous results of a visit by Greek gods and goddesses to a future society; Algernon Blackwood, with The Touch of Pan, about an elitist who discovers an alternate world of total honesty; and many more. Period illustrations show the reader how previous generations saw their imaginary worlds of dream and future, and entertaining introductions offer context. Contributors include Euripides, John Crowley, Oskar Kokoschka, Oliver Onions, Robert W. Chambers, and others.

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