The Casebook of Carnacki the Ghost Finder

Thomas Carnacki is a ghost-finder, an Edwardian psychic detective, investigating a wide range of terrifying hauntings presented in the nine stories in this complete collection of his adventures.

Author: William Hope Hodgson

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 1840225297

Category: Fiction

Page: 196

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Thomas Carnacki is a ghost-finder, an Edwardian psychic detective, investigating a wide range of terrifying hauntings presented in the nine stories in this complete collection of his adventures.

Shirley Jackson Influences and Confluences

In his introduction to W. H. Hodgson's The Casebook of Carnacki the Ghost Finder, David Stuart Davies also notes the influence of Holmes: There is something very Doylean and Sherlockian about the Carnacki stories, not the least being ...

Author: Melanie R. Anderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317055266

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 254

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The popularity of such widely known works as "The Lottery" and The Haunting of Hill House has tended to obscure the extent of Shirley Jackson's literary output, which includes six novels, a prodigious number of short stories, and two volumes of domestic sketches. Organized around the themes of influence and intertextuality, this collection places Jackson firmly within the literary cohort of the 1950s. The contributors investigate the work that informed her own fiction and discuss how Jackson inspired writers of literature and film. The collection begins with essays that tease out what Jackson's writing owes to the weird tale, detective fiction, the supernatural tradition, and folklore, among other influences. The focus then shifts to Jackson's place in American literature and the impact of her work on women's writing, campus literature, and the graphic novelist Alison Bechdel. The final two essays examine adaptations of The Haunting of Hill House and Jackson's influence on contemporary American horror cinema. Taken together, the essays offer convincing evidence that half a century following her death, readers and writers alike are still finding value in Jackson’s words.

The Routledge Handbook to the Ghost Story

Hay, Simon (2011) The History of the Modern British Ghost Story, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan. Hodgson, William Hope (2006) The Casebook of Carnacki the Ghost-Finder, Ware, Wordsworth. Hughes, William (2012) 'Victorian Medicine and ...

Author: Scott Brewster

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317288930

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 488

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The Handbook to the Ghost Story sets out to survey and significantly extend a new field of criticism which has been taking shape over recent years, centring on the ghost story and bringing together a vast range of interpretive methods and theoretical perspectives. The main task of the volume is to properly situate the genre within historical and contemporary literary cultures across the globe, and to explore its significance within wider literary contexts as well as those of the supernatural. The Handbook offers the most significant contribution to this new critical field to date, assembling some of its leading scholars to examine the key contexts and issues required for understanding the emergence and development of the ghost story.


William Hope Hodgson, The Casebook of Carnacki the Ghost Finder, edited with an introduction by David Stuart Davies (Ware, 2006), 45–6. 3. New DNB; David Stuart Davies, 'Introduction', in Hodgson, The Casebook of Carnacki.

Author: Owen Davies

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191509247

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 384

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What is a grimoire? The word has a familiar ring to many people, particularly as a consequence of such popular television dramas as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Charmed. But few people are sure exactly what it means. Put simply, grimoires are books of spells that were first recorded in the Ancient Middle East and which have developed and spread across much of the Western Hemisphere and beyond over the ensuing millennia. At their most benign, they contain charms and remedies for natural and supernatural ailments and advice on contacting spirits to help find treasures and protect from evil. But at their most sinister they provide instructions on how to manipulate people for corrupt purposes and, worst of all, to call up and make a pact with the Devil. Both types have proven remarkably resilient and adaptable and retain much of their relevance and fascination to this day. But the grimoire represents much more than just magic. To understand the history of grimoires is to understand the spread of Christianity, the development of early science, the cultural influence of the print revolution, the growth of literacy, the impact of colonialism, and the expansion of western cultures across the oceans. As this book richly demonstrates, the history of grimoires illuminates many of the most important developments in European history over the last two thousand years.

Monsters and Monstrosity from the Fin de Siecle to the Millennium

Such theories effectively reduced the ghosts of spiritualism to mere neurologic-telepathic experiences. ... William Hope Hodgson's The Casebook of Carnacki: The Ghost-Finder (1913) features a psychic detective who solves a vast array of ...

Author: Sharla Hutchison

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476622712

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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Zombies, vampires and ghosts feature prominently in nearly all forms of entertainment in the 21st century, including popular fiction, film, comics, television and computer games. But these creatures have been vital to the entertainment industry since the best-seller books of a century and half ago. Monsters don't just invade popular culture, they help sell popular culture. This collection of new essays covers 150 years of enduringly popular Gothic monsters who have shocked and horrified audiences in literature, film and comics. The contributors unearth forgotten monsters and reconsider familiar ones, examining the audience taboos and fears they embody.

The Casebook of Newbury Hobbes

... about supernatural sleuths—Aylmer Vance, Eugene Valmont, Flaxman Low and,ofcourse, Carnacki the Ghost Finder. I've always had a passion for those stories, along with Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Who—tales of high adventure, ...

Author: George Mann

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 9781781167434

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 510


A collection of short stories detailing the supernatural steampunk adventures of detective duo, Sir Maurice Newbury and Miss Veronica Hobbes in dark and dangerous Victorian London. Newbury & Hobbes will face plague revenants, murderous peers, mechanical beasts, tentacled leviathans, reanimated pygmies, and an encounter with Sherlock Holmes.

100 Greatest Literary Detectives

Evan Hunter, quoted in Erin E. MacDonald, Ed McBain/Evan Hunter: A Literary Companion (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2012). ... William Hope Hodgson, “The Hog,” in The Casebook of Carnacki, the Ghost Finder (Ware, UK: Wordsworth Editions, ...

Author: Eric Sandberg

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442278233

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 251

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Crime fiction is one of the most popular literary genres and has been for more than a century. At the heart of almost all forms of mysteries—from the Golden Age puzzler to the contemporary police procedural, from American hardboiled fiction to the Japanese timetable mystery—is the investigator. He—or, increasingly, she—can be a private eye, a police officer, or a general busybody. But whatever forms these investigators take, they are the key element of crime fiction. Criminals and their crimes come and go, while our attention is captured by these fascinating characters who exist at the intersection of so many different literary and social roles. 100 Greatest Literary Detectives offers a selection of the most influential, important, and intriguing fictional sleuths—amateur or professional—from around the world. From Sherlock Holmes to Harry Hole, Kinsey Millhone to Kiyoshi Mitarai, the detectives profiled here give readers a broader picture of one of fiction’s most popular genres. Each entry summarizes the distinctive features of notable investigators and their approaches to crime, provides a brief outline of major features of their fictional careers, and makes a case for their importance based on literary-historical impact, novelty, uniqueness, aesthetic quality, or cultural resonance. The characters profiled here include Lew Archer, Martin Beck, Father Brown, Brother Cadfael, Adam Dalgliesh, Mike Hammer, Miss Jane Marple, Hercule Poirot, Ellery Queen, Ezekiel “Easy” Rawlins, Kay Scarpetta, Sam Spade, Phillip Trent, V. I. Warshawski, Lord Peter Wimsey, Nero Wolfe, and many others. Readers will find some of their favorite detectives here, learn more about their literary and cultural significance, and discover other great sleuths—old and new, local and international—in this engaging volume. 100 Greatest Literary Detectives provides a fascinating look into some of the most intriguing fictional characters of all time.

Knowledges in Publics

The ghosts of Sleath. London: Harper Collins. Kindle edition. Heron, E., and H. Heron. 2006 [1899]. ... Kindle edition. Hodgson, William Hope. 2006 [1913]. The casebook of Carnacki the ghost finder, ed.

Author: Lorraine Locke

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443853736

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 260

View: 157


This book presents a series of cutting edge research studies in the field of public understanding of science, with particular focus on aspects of informal science education. In addition to providing up-to-date overviews of current thinking about how best to conceptualise the field, it offers a range of primary research studies examining informal public venues of science and mediations of scientific knowledge and representation. With contributions from some leading international researchers, the book provides discussions and case studies addressing the USA, UK and Europe, Africa and India, offering insight and assessment of key issues on a global footing. Challenging extant notions of science-public relations in terms of deficiency, engagement and knowledge transfer, the book taken as a whole argues for approaches that take seriously the multiplicity of publics and that recognise the centrality of social relations and social contexts to forms of knowledge and ways of knowing.

Balanced Wonder

LCL. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2007. Hobbes, Thomas. Leviathan. Edited by R. Tuck. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1992. Hodgson, William Hope. The Casebook of Carnacki: The Ghost Finder.

Author: Jan B. W. Pedersen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498587785

Category: Philosophy

Page: 244

View: 838


In Balanced Wonder, Jan B. W. Pedersen digs deep into the alluring topic of wonder, in dialogue with Neo-Aristotelian philosophers, arguing that the experience of wonder, when balanced, serves as a strong contributor to human flourishing.

Arkham House Books

20¡ Born to Exile ¡52 A Boy's Way S4 The Breath of Suspension ¡89 Bright Journey S8 The Caller of the Black ¡25 Carnacki, the Ghost-Finder M2 The Casebook of Solar Pons M7 The Chronicles of Solar Pons M¡5 The Cleansing 203 The Clock ...

Author: Leon Nielsen

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476603223

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 204

View: 717


This reference work covers the supernatural and speculative fiction published by Arkham House Publishers, Inc., of Sauk City, Wisconsin. In 1937, promising Wisconsin writer August Derleth decided to publish a collection of the stories of his recently deceased friend, H. P. Lovecraft. After two years of failed attempts, Derleth and another Lovecraft fan, Donald Wandrei, published the collection themselves under the name of Arkham. In the years that followed, Arkham House published the works of many of the foremost American and British writers of weird fiction, including Basil Copper, Lord Dunsany, Robert E. Howard, and Robert Bloch. Arkham published Ray Bradbury's first book, Dark Carnival, in 1947. The work begins with a history of the house and biography of August Derleth; it also includes a chapter on H. P. Lovecraft’s connection to Arkham. The main body of the text consists of chronologically listed descriptions and current values of the more than 230 titles published by Arkham House and its two imprints, Mycroft & Moran and Stanton & Lee. These entries detail editions, reprints, special points, restoration, care, buying and selling, investment, and future trends. Other features include alphabetical indeces of titles and authors, lists of scarcity and value ranking, a list of annual stock lists and catalogs, and a bibliography of reference literature. The book is illustrated throughout with dust jacket reproductions and photographs.