|Plot Summary of Ghost Stories of an Antiquary|
This slim collection of ghost stories is the fountain out of which the "modern" ghost story developed from its Victorian roots. It is the single greatest collection of ghost stories ever published and is an absolute pleasure (with shudders and chills) to read.
This synopsis report prepared by Kelly Whiting
|Chapter Analysis of Ghost Stories of an Antiquary|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- scarey (primal ax-wielding fear)
Time/era of story:
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- the ghost chased me!
- falling off
- swimming on
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- fancy mansion
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Unusual forms of death
- dropped from large heights
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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