In the Introduction to this collection of charming stories, Robertson Davies notes we all need "ghosts as a dietary supplement . . . to stave off that most dreadful of modern ailments, the Rational Rickets."
In one tale, Mr. Davies introduces the ghost of Henrik Ibsen; in another, he brings us face to face with a bust of Charles Dickens, whose "scarlet lips . . . parted in a terrible smile" and whose "beard stirred in a hiccup of repletion."
Sixteen other apparitions manifest themselves, each rendered with Robertson Davies' special touch–a bit of parody, a touch of true scariness–and all emanating from high spirits.
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Robertson Davies (Author)
ROBERTSON DAVIES (1913–1995) was born and raised in Ontario, and was educated at a variety of schools, including Upper Canada College, Queen's University, and Balliol College, Oxford. He had three successive careers: as an actor with the Old Vic C...