Carnacki, The Ghost Finder

Carnacki, The Ghost Finder

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Dieses Werk gilt als gemeinfrei in den USA (Veröffentlichung vor 1923) und in der Staaten, wo der Urheberrechtsschutz 70 Jahre nach dem Tod des Autors endet.

Detective stories in which the great Thomas Carnacki investigates the supernatural using scientific tools, such as photography, and tools that are augmented by theories of the supernatural, such as the electric pentacle, which uses vacuum tubes to repel supernatural forces.

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jamesramon
jamesramon
Mittwoch, 04. November 2009, 21:00 Uhr

One of the classics in this genre but best read as individual short stories as the episodes can be a bit repetitive and long winded (but they were paid by the word in those days, weren't they). Viewed from the 21st century Hodgson's devices have a 'steam-punk- quality that's perhaps even more entertaining than intended.


Wattsian
Wattsian
Sonntag, 08. März 2009, 20:38 Uhr

I don't find Lovecraft's vision of the otherworldly visitors at all at play here. These are strange, dangerous, and ghostly apparitions, but their harm is almost always localized. Hodgson summons great Lovecraftian fear and awe in his excellent novel The House on the Borderland.

I, like Pyrophage, enjoy these tales, though. Hodgson drones on a little too long, but the Carnacki is a likably fallible hero, unlike his relative contemporary Sherlock Holmes.

A great read for fans of early horror, detective… (mehr)



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Sprache: Englisch

Veröffentlicht in: 1912

Wortanzahl: 77.791 Wörter (≈ etwa 5 Stunden)

Quelle: http://www.forgottenfutures.com/game/ff4/carnacki.htm

Urheberrechte: Dieses Werk gilt als gemeinfrei in den USA (Veröffentlichung vor 1923) und in der Staaten, wo der Urheberrechtsschutz 70 Jahre nach dem Tod des Autors endet.


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