The Amber Gods and Other Stories



[Reading] ➽ The Amber Gods and Other Stories By Harriet Prescott Spofford – E17streets4all.co.uk A widely held vision of nineteenth century American women is of lives lived in naive, domestic peace the girls of Little Women making do until father comes home from the war Nothing could be less true Gods and PDF/EPUB ä A widely held vision of nineteenth century American women is of lives lived in naive, domestic peace the girls of Little Women making do until father comes home from the war Nothing could be less true of Harriet Prescott Spofford s stories In fact, her editor at the Atlantic Monthly at first refused to believe that an unworldly woman from New England had written them Her style, though ornate by our th century standards, adds to its atmosphere, like heavy, Baroque furniture The Amber PDF \ in a large and creepy house The title story presents a self centered and captivating woman who ruthlessly steals her orphan cousin s lover In Circumstance, a pioneer woman returning home through the woods at night is caught by a panther her husband, who has come to save her, can only watch from the ground as she sings for her life, pinned in a tree A train engineer hallucinates again and again that he is running over his wife And Mrs Craven, who Amber Gods and Epub Ü s a bit weak in the head, mindlessly repeats Three men went down cellar and only two came up These stories combine elements of the best ghost stories timing, detail, and character with just enough chill to make you think twice about turning out your lights at night.The Amber Gods and Other Stories

Gods and PDF/EPUB ä Harriet Elizabeth Prescott Spofford April , August , was a notable American writer remembered for her novels, poems and detective storiesBorn in Calais, Maine, in Spofford moved with her parents to Newburyport, Massachusetts, which was ever after her home, though she spent many of her winters in Boston and Washington, DC She attended the Putnam Free School in Newburyport, and Pinkerton Academy in Derry, New Hampshire from to At Newburyport her prize essay on Hamlet drew the The Amber PDF \ attention of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, who soon became her friend, and gave her counsel and encouragementSpofford began writing after her parents became sick, sometimes working fifteen hours a day She contributed story papers for small pay to Boston In , she sent a story about Parisian life entitled In a Cellar to Atlantic Monthly The magazine s editor, James Russell Lowell, at first believed the story to be a translation and withheld it from publication Reassured that it was original, he published it Amber Gods and Epub Ü and it established her reputation She became a welcome contributor to the chief periodicals of the United States, both of prose and poetrySpofford s fiction had very little in common with what was regarded as representative of the New England mind Her gothic romances were set apart by luxuriant descriptions, and an unconventional handling of female stereotypes of the day Her writing was ideal, intense in feeling In her descriptions and fancies, she reveled in sensuous delights and every variety of splendor citation needed In , she married Richard S Spofford, a Boston lawyer They lived on Deer Island overlooking the Merrimack River at Amesbury, where she died on August , When Higginson asked Emily Dickinson whether she had read Spofford s work Circumstance , Dickinson replied, I read Miss Prescott s Circumstance, but it followed me in the dark, so I avoided her.

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    If you re looking for a CBR and CBZ reader had written them Her style, though ornate by our th century standards, adds to its atmosphere, like heavy, Baroque furniture The Amber PDF \ in a large and creepy house The title story presents a self centered and captivating woman who ruthlessly steals her orphan cousin s lover In Circumstance, a pioneer woman returning home through the woods at night is caught by a panther her husband, who has come to save her, can only watch from the ground as she sings for her life, pinned in a tree A train engineer hallucinates again and again that he is running over his wife And Mrs Craven, who Amber Gods and Epub Ü s a bit weak in the head, mindlessly repeats Three men went down cellar and only two came up These stories combine elements of the best ghost stories timing, detail, and character with just enough chill to make you think twice about turning out your lights at night."/>
  • Paperback
  • 280 pages
  • The Amber Gods and Other Stories
  • Harriet Prescott Spofford
  • English
  • 14 March 2019
  • 0813514010

10 thoughts on “The Amber Gods and Other Stories

  1. says:

    I haven t actually read this whole book yet, but the two stories I read were fantastic The Amber Gods involves a fairly self centered narrator, but the style is so much fun Spofford s descriptions are lush and vivid and the ending is a bit of a shock In a Cellar is a detective story to rival Poe or Doyle It s a real shame that her stories are out of print and I can only get them in e books.

  2. says:

    I hadn t read this collection in years, though I remembered loving it I just read it again last night, and now I remember why It s fantastic Spofford remains one of my favorite 19th century authors If you check it out, I highly recommend The Amber Gods and Circumstance.

  3. says:

    The title story alone will haunt me forever,

  4. says:

    Messa da parte dalla storia letteraria, la Spofford invece avrebbe il diritto di essere ricordata.

  5. says:

    The Amber Gods

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