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Nd often archaic environments far removed from the manic pace and pressures of the twenty first century but as exercises in the art of luring the reader into a stat of unease they are as potent as they were when the ink was barely dry on the pa While I am not a believer myself I would certainly not say that religious beliefs make good art impossible I can count numerous works inspired by religion that are among my favouritesHowever it is fair to say that it is very hard to make decent books about fantastical subjects which are also religious Of course religion itself is pretty fantastical but how do you balance the fantastical elements of one belief system thought to be true against a world that is not believed to be true in any wayConsider the genre of Icebergs pace and The Line pressures of the twenty first century but as exercises in the art of luring the reader into a stat of unease they are as Your Naughty Playmate 3 - Cuckolding Fantasy potent as they were when the ink was barely dry on the Haute Chinese Cuisine from the Kitchen of Wakiya pa While I am not a believer myself I would certainly not say that religious beliefs make good art impossible I can count numerous works inspired by religion that are among my favouritesHowever it is fair to say that it is very hard to make decent books about fantastical subjects which are also religious Of course religion itself is Twisted pretty fantastical but how do you balance the fantastical elements of one belief system thought to be true against a world that is not believed to be true in any wayConsider the genre of

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The great oaken gate heaved and splintered and a monstrous beast as huge as a horse appeared at the mouth of the den; his small head was laid back on his hairy shoulders his little eyes gleamed wickedly and his red mouth opened snarling fiercel Many people have heard of Edward Frederic EF Benson who wrote a series of humorous novels about Mapp and Lucia I haven t read them but am familiar with the name Unfamiliar to me was the fact that EF had a couple brothers AC and RH These acronyms also wrote stories though as far as I can tell they were less popular than EF and I m not sure if they wrote anything longer than a short storyThis collection is nice because EF has no part in it I understand he also wrote ghost stories but I haven t experienced them yet I

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YUndeservedly the weird and chilling ghost stories of Arthur Christopher Benson and Robert Hugh Benson have been neglected for far too long This volume attempts to rectify that situation This dark banuet of tales takes us to strange unworldly a The Temple of Death is billed as ghost stories or Tales of Mystery and the Supernatural by A C And R H Benson These are the lesser known for good reason I think brothers of E F Benson of Mapp and Lucia fame The back of the book says that these weird and chilling ghost stories have been undeservedly neglected for too long But I can t say that I think that s necessarily true I probably could have gone on just as well without ever having read these Oh they re decent enough storiesparticularly those by A C Benson But

  • Paperback
  • 226
  • The Temple of Death and Other Stories
  • A.C. Benson
  • English
  • 06 March 2019
  • 9781840225471

About the Author: A.C. Benson

Edward White Benson 1829 1896; Archbishop of Canterbury 1882–96; the first headmaster of the college and his wife Mary Sidgwick Benson sister of the philosopher



10 thoughts on “The Temple of Death and Other Stories

  1. says:

    Perhaps you are familiar with Edward Frederick Benson author of the Mapp and Lucia comic novels and some of the best ghost stories in the English language This pleasant although not compelling selection of occult tales is by two of his siblings the lesser of the literary Benson brothers Arthur Christopher and Robert Hugh AC Benson was a confirmed bachelor a lecturer in English Literature at Eton for 18 years and later at Cambri

  2. says:

    If you enjoy the stories of EF Benson well you'll probably hate this book as much as I did The three brothers did nominally all write spook stories but only one did it well A certain liveliness of image is almost always ruined here by an overtly Christian moralizing People donate ill gotten buried treasures to build churches that sort of thing A mysterious white figure carries off the now smiling ghost it having faced it

  3. says:

    Many people have heard of Edward Frederic EF Benson who wrote a series of humorous novels about Mapp and Lucia I haven't read them but am familiar with the name Unfamiliar to me was the fact that EF had a couple brothers AC and RH These acronyms also wrote stories though as far as I can tell they were less popular than EF and I'm not sure if they wrote anything longer than a short storyThis collection is nice because EF has no part in it

  4. says:

    The Temple of Death is billed as ghost stories or Tales of Mystery and the Supernatural by A C And R H Benson These are the lesser known for good reason I think brothers of E F Benson of Mapp and Lucia fame The back of the book says that these weird and chilling ghost stories have been undeservedly neglected for too long But I can't say that I think that's necessarily true I probably could have gone on just as well with

  5. says:

    A C Benson and R H Benson have been overshadowed by their popular novelist brother E F Benson but between the three the produced over 100 volumes of fiction and nonfiction This is a collection of stories written by the two less well remembered Bensons during the early Edwardian eraWhile the collection is referr

  6. says:

    I can't believe people didn't really like this book The book is split in two the first stories are written by AC Benson a kind of nobody and the others are written by his brother a Catholic kind of nobody The RH Benson the Catholic were pretty forgettable but thankfully only took up the last 20 percent or so of the book The AC Benson stories were FUCKING BADASS I can't believe these aren't popular totally in the MR James traditi

  7. says:

    Read the book Liked several of them Found the tone too uiet and contents too inward looking for my taste If you can find a cheap or tattered library edition you may read the book But these themes have been handed in a far be

  8. says:

    Very good stories but best not taken as a whole Read back to back some consistent elements and traits of the stories become predictable and formulaic Read this book in small bits a story here and a story there and you'll enjoy them

  9. says:

    While I am not a believer myself I would certainly not say that religious beliefs make good art impossible I can count numerous works inspired by religion that are among my favouritesHowever it is fair to say that it is very hard to make decent books about fantastical subjects which are also religious Of course religion itself is pretty fant

  10. says:

    The stories of AC Benson cover about 2 thirds of the book and are far superior to R H Benson Well worth a read

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