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WOMAN IN BLACK – SUSAN HILL, retold by MARGARET TARNER. ( HEADWORDS) . His fiancee, the woman he is going to marry, is called Stella. Arthur works as a solicitor in I took a book to read in bed. Then, taking Spider with. repulsion in the novel, not only for her spectral presence but for her deliberate act leading to the death of Kipps' wife and child – foreshadowed by the warning. Download The Woman In Black free in PDF & EPUB format. Download E. C. Bentley's The Woman In Black for your kindle, tablet, IPAD, PC or mobile. The Woman In Black. E. C. Bentley · Novel | English | 06/07/
Share via Email Susan Hill: 'The grief and craving for revenge must be released. But although the book has something in common with the pure gothic fiction of the 18th and 19th centuries, it is really only a distant cousin of the genre. It is a ghost story — not a horror story, not a thriller — and not a gothic novel; although the terms are often used very loosely, they are not by any means the same thing. I set out to write a ghost story in the classic 19th-century tradition, a full-length one. The list of ingredients included atmosphere, a ghost, a haunted house and other places, and weather. A footnote to "ghost" was a of a human being; and b with a purpose. There are dozens of little books of "true" ghost stories, usually sorted by geographical location, but almost without exception the ghosts have no purpose and so the stories are ultimately unsatisfying.
I set out to write a ghost story in the classic 19th-century tradition, a full-length one. The list of ingredients included atmosphere, a ghost, a haunted house and other places, and weather.
A footnote to "ghost" was a of a human being; and b with a purpose. There are dozens of little books of "true" ghost stories, usually sorted by geographical location, but almost without exception the ghosts have no purpose and so the stories are ultimately unsatisfying.
A headless horseman rides by, a phantom coach clatters down a dark road, a veiled lady drifts up a staircase and through a wall, a pale and misty child's face is glimpsed at a window — and that is all. The ghosts are there and they apparently go through the same motions again and again.
It is ultimately uninteresting. There has to be more to fiction than that. There also has to be more than an easy manipulation of the reader's superficial emotions — unless making someone jump out of their skin is the writer's only aim.
Not that trying to induce a delicious thrill of fear is bad — it is another form of entertainment, and what is wrong with being an entertainer?
Dickens certainly considered himself to be one.
But moral points come out of character, and I kept asking myself the question: "Why does a ghost return to this life? So here was my central character.
At that moment I began to doubt my own reality. He asks questions of the residents of the town, but receives few answers.
He finds some letters at the house, among the disorder of invoices and scraps of correspondence. These letters start to fill in the gaps.
He soon realizes who the ghost is and why she is still…here. The Woman in Black, as it turns out, wants to share her pain.
The implications of this will haunt Arthur Kipps for the rest of his life. The interesting part of the book is that, even though it is of modest length, the actual plot takes a while to develop.
While waiting to get to the juicy details, Hill shares some beautiful descriptions of scenery and lays the groundwork for the story. We are also introduced to a much older Kipps, seemingly irrationally irritated by the extortions of his family to tell them a scary story. Stephen Mallatratt adapted the novel to the play which became the second longest running play in West End history.
A movie adaptation starring Daniel Radcliffe came out in