The Haunted Hotel & Other Stories

The Haunted Hotel & Other Stories

ISBN: 1840225335

ISBN 13: 9781840225334

Publication Date: August 05, 2006

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

Pages: 317

Format: Paperback

Authors: Wilkie Collins, David Stuart Davies

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This is a unique collection of strange stories from the cunning pen of Wilkie Collins, author of The Woman in White and The Moonstone. The star attraction is the novella The Haunted Hotel, a clever combination of detective and ghost story set in Venice, a city of grim waterways, dark shadows and death. The action takes place in an ancient palazzo coverted into a modern hotel that houses a grisly secret. The supernatural horror, relentless pace, tight narrative, and a doomed countess characterise and distinguish this powerful tale.

The other stories present equally disturbing scenarios, which includes ghosts, corpses that move, family curses and perhaps most unusual of all, the Devil's spectacles, which bring a clarity of vision that can lead to madness.

Collins is one of the great storytellers. He excels in presenting narratives that both disturb and engross the reader, as this fine collection demonstrates.

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