I approached Canon Alberic’s Scrapbook without a forensic eye, I wanted to be entertained and to see what a good short ghost story could do. Canon Alberic’s Scrap-Book has ratings and 20 reviews. Bill said: My first reading of “Canon Alberic’s Scrapbook” will always hold a special place i. Ruth Rendell doesn’t believe in ghosts, of course, but MR James’s stories, like ‘ Canon Alberic’s Scrapbook’, frighten her nonetheless.

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I rather like the incompleteness because it makes it seem all the more plausible, especially considering the accuracy of the place-descriptions. It has burning yellow eyes and is staring with hatred at the king. There was really no possibility of refusing such a chance.

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Dinner was over, and Dennistoun was in his bedroom, shut up alone with his acquisition. Anyone who enjoys the boarding school atmosphere of Harry Potter, but is looking for “the real thing” would do sccrapbook to read James’ work.

The story has inspired a musical albreic by Kaikhosru Shapurji SorabjiSt. The piece was first performed by South African pianist Yonty Solomon in Half a pipe more, did you say? So is it scary? He flew out of his chair with deadly, inconceivable terror clutching at his heart.

Partially because its not unexpected but mainly because James has couched the whole affair after the effect, we know that Dennistoun survives to tell the tale, and return the book to Cambridge.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. The ending is a bit strange but also quite unsettling. Mail Required Your email address will not be published.

This is another that suffers from some flakey online editing or lack of The thought of collecting antiquities or even visiting a church is considerably less palatable now.

He stood upright, he ceased to throw those suspicious glances behind him, he actually laughed or tried to laugh. I have some thoughts – for what they’re worth – but I don’t want to post any spoilers and it’s a bit difficult not to with this one. Smee Reader rated it liked it Dec 30, I found it similar to “Oh Whistle And I’ll Come To You, my Lad”, which tells the story of an academic who finds a strange whistle and ends up finding a ghost or alebric other supernatural creature not specified in his bedroom.

Reading Group #9 (‘Canon Alberic’s Scrapbook’)

I’m probably going to get a decent edition of his stories at some point and, in the light of veil’s comment in 8, it will be scraapbook interesting to look at the chronological order of the stories. Things are often described twice to different effect. It was written to be believable, and the real live setting made it even better. For a wonderful introduction to his work, try “The Mezz M. He notices the Englishman is a,beric in old books. It is a good thing to travel thus in company — sometimes.

Presumably the creature was somehow tied to the illustration Dennistoun burned. Trivia About Canon Alberic’s S Let us see what it is you have got.


Canon Alberic’s Scrap-book (a.k.a. The Scrap-book of Canon Alberic) (Full Text)

The upper windows of the mansion were boarded up, and the whole place bore, as does the rest of Comminges, the aspect of decaying age. The scrapboook which this scrapbook stirred in Dennistoun were the intensest physical fear and the most profound mental loathing.

I recollect once showing the photograph of the drawing to a lecturer on morphology — a person of, I was going to say, abnormally sane and unimaginative habits of mind. No, not only did […]. James’ masterful tone and tight tempo keep the reader on edge, serving as welcome reminder that keen readers should always find time for a well told ghost story, except, that is, after dark.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. More on that doesn’t tie together thing: I entirely despair of conveying by any words the impression which this figure makes upon anyone who looks fanon it. However, it would be foolish not to go; he would reproach himself for ever after if he refused.

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