At a Winter's Fire

At a Winter's Fire

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Synopsis

At a Winter's Fire author: Bernard Edward Joseph Capes In the safe sheltered comfort of a winter's fire, as the title suggests, these stories of horror will rouse tolerable shudders; but elsewhere they had best be avoided. They are worse than ghost stories, for they haunt the mind even more than they work on the nerves. Even the cheerful nightmares among them, like "Dinah's Mammoth," and such flippant ones as "William Tyrwhitt's 'Copy, '" have this effect. Science--probably quite bad science--has inspired a few; not one has been suggested by a commonplace circumstance. On the whole, they are difficult reading--which is some defence against their powers of haunting--the produce of a restlessly inventive brain, which frets itself overmuch in its task of entertaining a stupider public than it has any notion of. The tales are clever and original; but we don't advise Mr. Capes to continue this task, where Mr. Wells easily surpasses him.

Book information

ISBN: 9781726209663
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Imprint: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Language: English
Number of pages: 358
Height: 10mm
Width: 6mm
Spine width: 1mm