The Evil Guest

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Downey & Company, 1895 - 238 pages
 

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According to the intro to Ghost Stories and Mysteries [of J. Sheridan LeFanu, more usually spelled 'Le Fanu'], where I read the story, 'The Evil Guest' (1851), is a adaptation, shorter & tighter, of ... Read full review

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outstanding, I found it very hard to put down, this writer had me, when they say at the end of your sea,t he meant it, very good sir.

Contents

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Page 1 - richly wooded with venerable timber ; but, apart from the sombre majesty of these giant groups, and the varieties of the undulating ground on which they stood, there was little that could be deemed attractive in the place. A certain air of neglect and decay, and an indescribable gloom and melancholy, hung over it.
Page 17 - with her striking attractions of person and air, the combination of all these associations and impressions rendered her one of the most interesting persons that could well be imagined. The circumstances of Mademoiselle de Barras's history and descent seemed to warrant, on Mrs. Marston's part, a closer intimacy and confidence than usually subsists between parties
Page 26 - never tried it, and should not like to begin now. No, Dick, what I much prefer is abundance of your fresh air and the enjoyment of your scenery. When I was at Rouen three years ago " " Ha ! Rouen ? Mademoiselle will feel an interest in that—it is her birthplace," interrupted Marston, glancing at the Frenchwoman.
Page 78 - doubtfully, and starting upright again, while he concealed in his bosom what he had been in search of. " Near morning, is it ? Night and morning, it is all one to me. I believe I am going mad, by " "But what do you want ? what did you come here for at this hour ?
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Page 51 - contradicted; but the shock of her first impression remained still upon her mind and heart. She felt still through every nerve the vibrations of that maddening terror and despair which had overcome her senses for a moment. The surprise, the shock, the horror, outlived the obliterating influence of what followed. She was in this
Page 7 - Equally impossible was it to converse with her for even a minute without hearing in the gentle and melancholy music of her voice the sad echoes of those griefs to which her early beauty had been sacrificed, an undying sense of lost love, and happiness departed, never to come again. One morning, Mr.
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Page 120 - much agitated, and wept bitterly on seeing two or three of his former fellow-servants, who looked on him in silence as they passed with a gloomy and fearful curiosity. These, too, were succeeded by others peeping and whispering, and upon one pretence or another crossing and re-crossing the hall, and stealing hurried glances at the criminal.

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