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Popular Features. New Releases. In Ghostly Company. Description A grey cloud formed on the summit of the altar, diminishing, thickening and turning into a Shape, a shape of evil and fear. The silent group by the fire once more broke forth into wild gesticulations and cries, Stella prostrated herself, the Form on the altar grew clearer and with a cry of horror Mr Fowke turned away and rushed madly across the moor'.
Amyas Northcote's In Ghostly Company is a rare and splendid collection of strange and disturbing tales from the golden age of ghost stories. His style is akin to that of the master of the genre M.
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James: it is measured and insidiously suggestive, producing unnerving chills rather than shocks and gasps. Northcote's tales make the reader unsettled and uneasy. This is partly due to the fact that the hauntings or strange occurrences take place in natural or mundane surroundings - surroundings familiar to the reader but never before thought of as unusual or threatening.
Long out of print, this book remains an enthralling and chilling read. Amyas was born in His father, Sir Stafford Northcote, was the lord of a manor and a powerful politician. I found it interesting Amyas attended Eton College the same time as M. James, although it is unknown if the two ever met. This collection of ghost stories, his only published work, came out in Unfortunately, Amyas died just eighteen months after its publication, making the promotion of the book difficult and relegating it to obscurity.
It makes me wonder how many great writers have become forgotten due similar circumstances.
James, I did enjoy these stories. You are commenting using your WordPress.
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