The Man in the Picture A Ghost Story ( ebook or PDF ) By Susan Hill – Epub, Kindle eBook and TXT


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  • The Man in the Picture A Ghost Story
  • Susan Hill
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  • 06 October 2019
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10 thoughts on “The Man in the Picture A Ghost Story

  1. says:

    The Man in the Picture by Susan Hill is a very enjoyable read on a dark winter's evening It has echoes of earlier English ghost stor

  2. says:

    I picked up this little gem of a novella about 2 years ago for 1650 if you ever see how small it is you will get just how ridiculous that isbut it was just so beautiful I couldn't seem to walk away from it I eventu

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    As a long ago student of Professor Theo Parmitter Oliver had taken to visiting his old friend in his apartment at Cambridge whenever he was in town On this particular visit Theo decided he wanted to tell Oliver the story of the old Venetian painting which was on his wall and had been in his possession for decade

  4. says:

    The Man in the Picture is a short story which was somehow published as a separate book Even shorter than The Woman in Black

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    Wonderful scary horrendously sinister and chilled me to the bone After the supreme disappointment I had whilst reading 'The small hand' I think Susan Hill returns to if not uite the top of her game that she reached in 'The woman in black' then certainly pootling around just below the summitThis story is short and swift moving Hints and nud

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    I bought this on a whim and read it in one sitting thinking it would be just the thing for a Sunday night while tucked up in bed I re

  7. says:

    Susan Hills' The Man in The Picture' 2007 is on the one hand a safe somewhat predictable almost pedestrian contemporary take on the EdwardianVictorian ghost story that Hill has so successfully done so many times before 'The Woman in Black' et alBut all of that notwithstanding this is the kind of story that Hill tells so

  8. says:

    This was excellent much than the 3 star would imply It's 35 stars The reason I didn't go for 4 was because of the ending Up until that

  9. says:

    A man visits his old professor at Cambridge who tells him the strange story of a painting he owns The book's narration beco

  10. says:

    this was mediocre at best It was a good idea that of a picture that trapped people in itself but the internal logic was feeble and none of the characters ever came to life OK so the story is that a spurned woman uses this picture to take revenge on the man who would have married her and the woman he preferred There is abs

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The Man in the Picture A Ghost Story

R to entrap it To stare into the painting is to play dangerously with the unseen demons it hides and become the victim of its macabre beauty This was excellent much than the 3 star would imply It s 35 stars The reason I didn t go for 4 was because of the ending Up until that portion of the last 3 pages it was fully 4 stars Why Because of the mood it set and the depth of the creepiness The descriptive language and sinuous twisting grasp of malice that just entwined Not only you the reader either For some reason the length of this novella heightened the effect did not lessen it It s a one sitting goose bumps and hair rising on your neck interlude In fact much later I had it pop into my head and that heaviness of dread returned immediately Exactly as if you were being watched knew it and still have full cognition that it could not be true at the same timeSlight spoiler ahead but it certainly changes little of the plot What failed for me was that it became beyond macabre and into ridiculous when the final wife Anne wanted a Venetian honeymoon after the new husband s hearing of the former long history and what he has witnessed Come on Pulls of the super normal or spell of the painting those non withstanding Her husband would have opted for Paris and ditched the painting back to the old lady as soon as his old college prof s corpse was cold The damn thing was laying on the floor anyway who would have known He would not have caved into a Venice for the gift of three separate country estates That kind of malice depicted in this tale does exist Anger turned both inward and outward like a toddler who will hold its breath and pass out when not getting his her way in tantrum as long as the agony of noise and chaos of continued curse spreads Revenge and that angry outrage of dissatisfaction is poison both to self and to others When the poison is spread so widely as in this story Horror Susan Hill could write truly fixate that mood and malicious intent Sublimely

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A mysterious depiction of masked revellers at the Venice carnival hangs in the college rooms of Oliver's old professor in Cambridge On this As a long ago student of Professor Theo Parmitter Oliver had taken to visiting his old friend in his apartment at Cambridge whenever he was in town On this particular visit Theo decided he wanted to tell Oliver the story of the old Venetian painting which was on his wall and had been in his possession for decades The painting was an eerie and mysterious vision of revellers at a carnival many of them wearing masks The story Theo told and the events which had occurred caused profound unease in Oliverbut worse was to comeUnease and a deep sense of foreboding travelled through each and every person who had a story to tell about the Venetian painting there was a power attached to it an evil presenceI don t read horror as a rule but needed one for a challenge I was doing So when I discovered The Man in the Picture buried deep in the recesses of books forgotten and knowing I d read a Susan Hill before I thought it would be perfect for the category needed And it was Creepy eerie and sinister author Susan Hill knows how to make her readers shudder Recommended for fans of horror and the paranormal

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Cold winter's night its eerie secret is revealed by the ageing don The dark art of the Venetian scene instead of imitating life has the powe I bought this on a whim and read it in one sitting thinking it would be just the thing for a Sunday night while tucked up in bed I really enjoyed it but am in two minds about how to rate it On one hand it was exactly the sort of thing I love an atmospheric compelling ghost story with plenty of deliciously chilling details The chief narrator known only as Oliver recounts a strange tale told to him by a former university tutor It concerns an oil painting in the tutor s possession depicting a carnival scene in Venice which appears to have a haunting even hypnotic power The titular man in the picture is a particularly noticeable figure apparently an unwilling participant in the festivities staring out from the scene with an expression of horror and despair Via the tutor s memories of his meeting with an elderly countess we learn who this man is or appears to be and the truth of the picture s terrible secret The tutor s story isn t told all in one go which is a effective device as it allows for a break in which Oliver seriously spooked returns to his own lodgings and finds himself in the grip of terror This was my favourite scene in the story and really helped to create an atmosphere of mounting pressure and suspense But on the other hand I can understand this originally being released as a self contained miniature book apparently it was first published at Halloween but I did nevertheless expect it to have substance I only paid a few pounds for it but then you can buy sizeable novels for Kindle at the same kind of price As with The Woman in Black I found myself wishing I could buy a compilation of Hill s ghost stories instead The problem with reading what is essentially a short story in isolation is that after finishing I began to feel unsatisfied and to uestion things about the plot whereas had it been part of a collection I don t think these thoughts would have occurred to me There s no explanation of how the picture comes to acuire its power what happens to those who are consumed by it or crucially how the mysterious Clarissa develops the ability to extract her revenge through it I was hoping to be left unnerved by the tale but it didn t feel complete and could have been fleshed out so much


About the Author: Susan Hill

Susan Hill was born in Scarborough North Yorkshire in 1942 Her hometown was later referred to in her novel A Change for the Better 1969 and some short stories especially Cockles and MusselsShe attended Scarborough Convent School where she became interested in theatre and literature Her family left Scarborough in 1958 and moved to Coventry where her father worked in car and aircraft factor