" Jonathan Lethem sees Carroll as the "master of sunlit surrealism." However one regards this beguiling original, two facts are indisputable: It's tough being a ghost on an empty stomach. And The Ghost in Love is a triumphant return.
Author: Jonathan Carroll
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
"I envy anyone who has yet to enjoy the sexy, eerie, and addictive novels of Jonathan Carroll. They are delicious treats—with devilish tricks inside them."—Michael Dirda, The Washington Post Neil Gaiman has written: "Jonathan Carroll has the magic. He'll lend you his eyes, and you'll never see the world in quite the same way ever again." Welcome to the luminous and marvelously inventive world of The Ghost in Love. A man falls in the snow, hits his head on a curb, and dies. But something strange occurs: the man doesn't die, and the ghost that's been sent to take his soul to the afterlife is flabbergasted. Going immediately to its boss, the ghost asks, what should I do now? The boss says, we don't know how this happened but we're working on it. We want you to stay with this man to help us figure out what's going on. The ghost agrees unhappily; it is a ghost, not a nursemaid. But a funny thing happens—the ghost falls madly in love with the man's girlfriend, and things naturally get complicated. Soon afterward, the man discovers he did not die when he was "supposed" to because for the first time in their history, human beings have decided to take their fates back from the gods. It's a wonderful change, but one that comes at a price. The Ghost in Love is about what happens to us when we discover that we have become the masters of our own fate. No excuses, no outside forces or gods to blame—the responsibility is all our own. It's also about love, ghosts that happen to be gourmet cooks, talking dogs, and picnicking in the rain with yourself at twenty different ages. Stephen King has said that "Jonathan Carroll is as scary as Hitchcock, when he isn't being as funny as Jim Carrey." Jonathan Lethem sees Carroll as the "master of sunlit surrealism." However one regards this beguiling original, two facts are indisputable: It's tough being a ghost on an empty stomach. And The Ghost in Love is a triumphant return.
A GHOST IN LOVE AND OTHER PLAYS Most people do not believe in ghosts,
until they see one with their own eyes. In these three plays, Richard, Jenny and
Brad all have their lives changed completely by the ghosts who appear to them.
Author: Michael Dean
Publisher: Oxford University Press
A level 1 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. This version includes an audio book: listen to the story as you read. Written for Learners of English by Michael Dean. Do you believe in ghosts? Jerry doesn't. He's a nineteen-year-old American, who just wants a good holiday with his friend, Brad. They are travelling round the north of England by bicycle. But strange things begin to happen in the small hotel where they are staying. First, Brad seems to think that he has been there before. And then a girl called Ellen appears . . . The first of these three original plays is set in the seventeenth century, and the other two take place in modern times. In each play, a ghost comes back from the dead to change the lives of living people.
¥She is undoubtedly, according to legend and local superstitions, our most
famous ghost,¦ Gerard smiled. ¥Tell me about her.¦ Gerard told the story of the
White Lady searching for her lost lover and Demelza, seeing the Earl listening
Author: Barbara Cartland
Publisher: Barbara Cartland Ebooks Ltd
When her irresponsible brother rents the family home, Langston Manor, for the duration of the Royal Ascot races to Valient, Earl of Trevarnon and his wild gentleman friends, lonely and innocent young Demelza is afraid. Although married to a woman who has lost her mind and is in an asylum, Trevarnon is a well-known 'ladies' man' - and, for her own safety and modesty, Demelza agrees to hide among The Manor's maze of secret passages. As she watches, though, through the old house's ancient peepholes, she sees another, very different, side to the notorious Nobleman. Suddenly one moonlit night, unde.
Do you believe in ghosts?
Author: Michael Dean
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Designed for reading practice or performing. Each play offers the opportunity to learn and practice language in an imaginative and dynamic way.
There she falls in love with Jack, the ghost of a boy who can't remember who he
was before he died. Their romance is a haven for her from the cruel pranks of her
society friends, especially her best friend, Bridget, who can't wait to grow up and ...
Author: Carey Wallace
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
In a seaside New England town in the 1920s, 12-year-old Clare finds refuge from the cruelty of her society friends in a mysterious glass house inhabited by Jack, a charming and playful ghost who cannot remember his real name or how he died.
I could name half a dozen most eligible settlements you have lost by laughing at
the wrong minute. Mortify a man's self-love, Stella, and you can never heal the
wound.” I paused for a minute or two before I answered; for the original
Author: Hesba Stretton
Publisher: Weiser Books
Varla Ventura, Coast to Coast favorite, Weird News blogger on Huffington Post, and author of The Book of the Bizarre and Beyond Bizarre, introduces Weiser Books’ new Collection of forgotten occult classics. Paranormal Parlor is an eerie assemblage of affordable digital editions, curated with Varla’s sixth sense for tales of the weird and unusual. First published in 1859's Christmas edition of All Year Round, a publication edited by Charles Dickens, as a collection of tales centered around Dickens' own story about The Haunted House. Set in an abandoned house where the guests are all asked to take up residence in one of each of the rooms and spend the Twelfth Night of Christmas (once believed to be a night of highest magical power when the veil between the mortal and the sprit world was thinnest). In a Clue-like evening, each of the rooms is inhabited and Dickens published the collection of eight stories with different authors writing from the point of view of the ghosts in each room. Join Englishwoman and popular author of the 1800s Hesba Stretton aka Sarah Smith as she recalls the story of the Ghost in the Clock Room.
When the opera ghost sent Christine away to marry his rival, she promised the ghost that she would return to bury him when he died.
Author: An Wallace
When the opera ghost sent Christine away to marry his rival, she promised the ghost that she would return to bury him when he died. Unable to keep her word and tormented by grief and regret, she starts writing letters to the man she believes to be dead.
It had been a long night, and she had told Regla about Lorenzo's absence and
Lalo's anger, but not about Abel or the ghost letters. Regarding Abel, Josefina
feared Regla's scorn, and as for the letters, she did not want to hear doubt from
Author: Chantel Acevedo
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
On the outside, Josefina Navarro's life seems fortunate enough—she lives with her father and her nursemaid, Regla, who raises her after the death of her mother in a luxurious home in Vedado, one of Cuba's wealthiest districts. She attends society dances and is courted by all of Havana's elite young bachelors. Enchanted by the rituals of her nursemaid, Josefina learns about the profound mysticism inherent in even the most mundane affairs. Though she is pampered, Josefina feels that her life is without passion or excitement. Her father, Sergeant Antonio Navarro, a Spaniard by birth, is a stern and demanding man whose past is a tightly kept secret. When she meets and marries Lorenzo Concepción, a poor, reckless young man, the sergeant tells her, "So, you have chosen him...and you will be hungry and miserable all your life." The couple moves to El Cotorro, a poverty-stricken town that is far removed from the Vedado plazas and carefully tended gardens Josefina knew. Lorenzo begins to leave her for months at a time, "looking for work," but in reality, womanizing and carousing all over the island. Even after the birth of two healthy children, Josefina is not happy. This is not the life she had envisioned. During a political maelstrom, history brings the sergeant to El Cotorro to quell a riot, where he is attacked and presumed dead. But perception is reality on an island in which darkness and light commingle, and magic and truth are one in the same. When Josefina begins receiving letters from her father, she believes that what she holds are heaven's missives, ghost letters. Through the letters, Josefina comes to know her father intimately, as a ghost and guardian, as he reveals the truth about his life. In the act of writing and reading, she has found a love to fill the empty places in her heart. Set in Cuba and Miami, covering nearly fifty years of the island's history, LOVE AND GHOST LETTERS unfolds the lives of the Navarro-Concepción families in the patterns and permutations of memory, and conjures a Cuban setting that evokes mysticism and magic.
The ghost supper may be seen as a parody of another classical type of
exposition: the meeting of old acquaintances. In Act III we find yet another kind:
two people in love who have recently met. It is the first of these types - the
Author: Egil Törnqvist
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Generally considered one of milestones in the development of modern drama, August Strindberg's chamber play The Ghost Sonata (1907) has variously been hailed as the first expressionist, surrealist and absurdist drama. In this monograph of the play as text and as performance —the first of its kind—Egil Trnqvist examines, in four chapters, the source text, various translations of it into English, the stage versions of Max Reinhardt, Olof Molander and Ingmar Bergman, and select radio and TV adaptations. In two framing chapters the background and impact of the play are illuminated. Focusing on Bergman's 1973 production, the book in addition contains a rehearsal diary and a transcription of this production. It is concluded with an annotated list of select productions.
It is a story where a ghost tells his remembered self about David Wallace's
imagining why the ghost's remembered self killed himself.” “Good Old Neon" is
the only story in Oblivion explicitly about a suicide, but many in the collection
have a ...
Author: D. T. Max
The acclaimed New York Times–bestselling biography and “emotionally detailed portrait of the artist as a young man” (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times) Since his untimely death by suicide at the age of forty-six in 2008, David Foster Wallace has become more than the representative writer of his literary generation—he has become a symbol of sincerity and honesty in an inauthentic age, a figure whose reputation and reach grow by the day. In this compulsively readable biography, D. T. Max charts Wallace’s tormented, anguished, and often triumphant battle to succeed as a novelist as he fights off depression and addiction to emerge with his masterpiece, Infinite Jest. Written with the cooperation of Wallace family members and friends and with access to hundreds of Wallace’s unpublished letters, manuscripts, and journals, this revelatory biography illuminates the unique connections between Wallace’s life and his fiction in a gripping and deeply moving narrative that will transfix readers.
After Marley's Spirit departs, the first visitor to haunt Scrooge is the Ghost of his
own past. This Ghost carefully leads Scrooge to those places in the man's past
where his needs for love, justice, and kindness were frustrated because he had ...
Author: Leander S. Harding
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
The very word "priest" is a word of controversy and contention in the Church. In this collection of essays, sermons, and meditations, an ordained priest in the Anglican tradition defends the use of the term and argues that the renewal of the priesthood of the people requires an appropriate appreciation of the power and dignity of holy orders. This book, which comes out of thirty years of pastoral ministry, is an encouragement to the ordained to persevere in love and thus fulfill the calling to keep alive at the heart of the church the sacrificial love of Jesus Christ, the great high priest.
Love itself was another matter , as she would later write to Dorothy Thompson ,
citing a scrap of verse ( perhaps her own ) she had carried in her head : Now that
you are gone , loving lips , loving hands , Now I can go back to loveI can run and
Author: William Holtz
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
A biography of Rose Wilder Lane, ghostwriter of her mother's "Little House" books and a journalist.
Jim replied, "Sam, What do you mean a ghost killed my son?" "If you're so hell
bent on knowing the truth. I'll tell you how it all began. This story dates as far back
as the Civil War. Ben Coates was a dashing Yankee General who was in love ...
Author: Drac Von Stoller
Publisher: Drac Von Stoller
The Summerville Plantation was full of joy and happiness until one day when little Billy Edwards was found dead in the attic. Everyone that resides in the Plantation was questioned about poor little Billy Edwards death, but no one seemed too eager to talk about his death. The grounds keeper claimed there was a ghost in the attic that killed Billy Edwards with an ax. Billy's father Jim questioned Sam Tucker the grounds keeper about his son's death. Sam insisted a ghost killed his son. Jim replied, "Sam, What do you mean a ghost killed my son?" "If you're so hell bent on knowing the truth. I'll tell you how it all began. This story dates as far back as the Civil War. Ben Coates was a dashing Yankee General who was in love with one of the slave women named Lucy at the Summerville Plantation. They knew their love was forbidden and if anyone found out they would both be shot. Well guess what they both were in the attic making passionate love when the owner Jack Bullard of the plantation came in on them and in a jealous rage killed them both with two shots to the head. Jack was in love with his slave Lucy and when he seen the two together he lost control.
The Ghosts of the Allen House Mark Spencer. of peeling paint and rotting wood
and shredded wallpaper. The segment ran for three or four minutes on the
evening news and again on the late news. Halloween came, and over 600
Author: Mark Spencer
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
When Mark Spencer and his family moved into the beautiful old Allen House in Monticello, Arkansas, they were aware of its notorious reputation for being haunted. According to local lore, the troubled spirit of society belle Ladell Allen, who had mysteriously committed suicide in the master bedroom in 1948, still roamed the grand historic mansion. Yet, Mark remained skeptical—until he and his family began encountering faceless phantoms, a doppelganger spirit, and other paranormal phenomena. Ensuing ghost investigations offered convincing evidence that six spirits, including Ladell, inhabited their home. But the most shocking event occurred the day Mark followed a strange urge to explore the attic and found, crammed under a floorboard, secret love letters that touchingly depict Ladell Allen’s forbidden, heart-searing romance—and shed light on her tragic end. This haunting true ghost story includes several photographs of the Allen House.
Jack’s got a lot on his mind: He’s trying to figure out the mystery of the opposite sex, he can’t stop wondering about facial hair, and he won’t let go of his mother’s ghost, even though she died seven years ago.
Author: Steven Herrick
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Jack’s got a lot on his mind: He’s trying to figure out the mystery of the opposite sex, he can’t stop wondering about facial hair, and he won’t let go of his mother’s ghost, even though she died seven years ago. Jack knows he can’t hang on to the past forever, but what he doesn’t know is how to let go. Then he meets Annabel. She’s beautiful, smart, and she gets him. Suddenly love makes sense, and the future seems hopeful. And for the first time, Jack feels ready to leave the past where it belongs…