Dust and Henry James

April 22, 2007 at 12:24 pm (books)

I mention in my review of Dust by Martha Grimes that I struggled to some degree to “get” the story “The Great Good Place” by Henry James. James wrote several ghost stories, my favorite of which is the intriguingly titled “The Romance of Certain Old Clothes,” the full text of which can be found at http://www.horrormasters.com/Text/a0590.pdf . Not only is this a more accessible story than “Great Good Place,” it is chock full of atmosphere, a quality so essential to this genre.

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