Matthew Lanfear had stopped off, between Genoa and Nice, at San Remo in the interest of a friend who had come over on the steamer with him, and who wished him to test the air before settling there for the winter with an invalid wife. She was one of those neurasthenics who really carry their climate-always a bad one-with them, but she had set her mind on San Remo; and Lanfear was willing to pass a few days in the place making the observations which he felt pretty sure would be adverse.
Afterward, 1910; The Eyes, 1910; The Triumph of Night, 1914 & Kerfol, 1916
Author: Edith Wharton, 1862-1937 Below is a limited selection of fully searchable titles by this author. See the supplementary material for more information about Edith Wharton's life and work, including biography and context, literary criticism, and searchable online texts.
Americans Edward and Mary Boyne make a lot of money in the Blue Star Mine venture and decide to live in England. They choose an old country house in Dorset, which they hope will have its own authentic residential ghost.
The story opens when a group of men have finished sharing personal tales of “supernatural impressions.” After most members of the party leave, the host relates to his remaining two companions, including a young acolyte, an account of his own “ghost.”
A wealthy bachelor, urged by friends to purchase a home in Brittany, finds the estate of Kerfol devoid of human presence and populated instead by a pack of eerily silent dogs.
The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, 1927
Author: H.P. Lovecraft, 1890-1937
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