This book explains how to overcome our feelings through the healing processes we experience in everyday situations in our own house, the church house, the schoolhouse, the corporate house, and the doctor?s or healing house. Enter into the journey of visiting each one of these houses, and find the doctor or healing process you may be searching for. Take the challenge. Is there a doctor in the house? Yes, there truly is. Read and you will find them all!
´´The Shunned House´´ is a horror fiction novelette by American author H. P. Lovecraft, written on October 16?19, 1924. It was first published in the October 1937 issue of Weird Tales. The Shunned House of the title is based on an actual house in Providence, Rhode Island, built around 1763 and still standing at 135 Benefit Street. Lovecraft was familiar with the house because his aunt Lillian Clark lived there in 1919-20 as a companion to Mrs. H. C. Babbit. However, it was another house in Elizabeth, New Jersey that actually compelled Lovecraft to write the story.
´´The Shunned House´´ is a story by H. P. Lovecraft in the horror fiction genre. For many years the protagonist and his uncle, Dr. Elihu Whipple, have nurtured a fascination with an old, abandoned house on Benefit Street. Dr. Whipple has made extensive records tracking the mysterious, yet apparently coincidental sickness and death of many who have lived in the house for over one hundred years. They are also puzzled by the strange weeds growing in the yard, as well as the unexplained foul smell and whitish, phosphorescent fungi growing in the cellar. After the protagonist discovers a strange, yellowish vapour in the basement, which seems to be coupled with a moldy outline of a huddled human form on the floor, he and his uncle decide to spend the night in the house, investigating the possibility of some supernatural force. They set up cots and chairs in the cellar, arm themselves with military flamethrowers, and outfit a modified Crookes tube in the hopes of destroying any supernatural presence they might find. The protagonist hatches a plan. He orders a military gas mask, digging tools, and six carboys of sulfuric acid to be delivered to the cellar door of the shunned house. He digs into the earthen floor of the cellar, turning up fungous yellow ooze, and arranges the barrels of acid around the hole in the belief that he will happen upon some kind of monstrous creature. Eventually, he uncovers a soft, blue-white, translucent tube, bent in half and two feet in diameter at its widest point. He frantically climbs out of the neck-deep hole and dumps in four barrels of acid, realizing that he had found the elbow of a gigantic monster. The protagonist faints after emptying the fourth barrel.
The Lake House by Kate Morton is the mysterious and enchanting fifth novel from the number one bestselling author of The House at Riverton and The Secret Keeper. A missing child . . . June 1933, and the Edevane family´s country house, Loeanneth, is polished and gleaming, ready for the much-anticipated Midsummer Eve party. Alice Edevane, sixteen years old and a budding writer, is especially excited. Not only has she worked out the perfect twist for her novel, she´s also fallen helplessly in love with someone she shouldn´t. But by the time midnight strikes and fireworks light up the night skies, the Edevane family will have suffered a loss so great that they leave Loeanneth forever. An abandoned house . . . Seventy years later, after a particularly troubling case, Sadie Sparrow is sent on an enforced break from her job with the Metropolitan Police. She retreats to her beloved grandfather´s cottage in Cornwall but soon finds herself at a loose end. Until one day, Sadie stumbles upon an abandoned house surrounded by overgrown gardens and dense woods, and learns the story of a baby boy who disappeared without a trace. An unsolved mystery . . . Meanwhile, in the attic writing room of her elegant Hampstead home, the formidable Alice Edevane, now an old lady, leads a life as neatly plotted as the bestselling detective novels she writes. Until a young police detective starts asking questions about her family´s past, seeking to resurrect the complex tangle of secrets Alice has spent her life trying to escape...
Irvine Welsh ? die Backlist in neuer Gestaltung Nach ´´Trainspotting´´ wird jetzt ein weiteres Werk von Irvine Welsh verfilmt: Ab April 1999 im Kino: ´´The Acid House´´ Irvine Welsh, erst jüngst wieder vom Time-Magazin zum ?Captain der Britischen Coolness? gekürt, erzählt in seiner Storysammlung ?The Acid House? mit bitterbösem Humor von den Abgründen und Sehnsüchten der Johnnys und Marys unserer Tage ? auch wenn es in seinen Geschichten nicht immer mit rechten Dingen zuzugehen scheint: Als der 23jährige Boab an ein und demselben Tag aus seiner Fußballmannschaft und aus dem Elternhaus geschmissen wird, dann auch noch Freundin und Job verliert, trifft er Gott auf der Straße. Von Boab zur Rede gestellt, antwortet der ?alte Knacker?, er sei nicht tot, wie Nietzsche meinte, aber eben ein genauso fauler Hund wie Boab, er habe einfach keinen Bock, sich um die bekloppten Menschen zu kümmern. Boab muß sich selber helfen... Surreal, spacig und ganz schön abgedreht ? wie die Stories in Robert Altmans ?Shortcuts? oder in Tom Twykers ?Lola rennt? entwerfen die von der Kritik hymnisch gefeierten Geschichten in ´´The Acid House´´ ein Kaleidoskop des menschlichen Lebens ganz eigener Art.Verfilmt von Paul McGuigan. Soundtrack: Oasis, The Verve, Chemical Brothers u.a.
In this short but poignant tale, Mazo de la Roche tells the story of a small boy from an orphan home who has come to work for two sisters—Mrs Morton and Lydia Dove—who are, in old age, suffering greatly reduced circumstances. They have rented out half of their house to a writer, Lindley, who has sought out this isolated spot for the writing of a novel.
Turn down Slade Alley - narrow, dank and easy to miss, even when you´re looking for it. Find the small black iron door set into the right-hand wall. No handle, no keyhole, but at your touch it swings open. Enter the sunlit garden of an old house that doesn´t quite make sense; too grand for the shabby neighbourhood, too large for the space it occupies. A stranger greets you and invites you inside. At first, you won´t want to leave. Later, you´ll find that you can´t. This unnerving, taut and intricately woven tale by one of our most original and bewitching writers begins in 1979 and comes to its turbulent conclusion around Hallowe´en, 2015. Because every nine years, on the last Saturday of October, a ´guest´ is summoned to Slade House. But why has that person been chosen, by whom and for what purpose? The answers lie waiting in the long attic, at the top of the stairs . . .
As heard on BBC Radio 4´s Book of the Week?There is always in our minds the hope that we may find again those golden unhastening days and wake up and dream?In this beautifully nostalgic memoir, eminent author Angela Thirkell recalls in rich detail the three houses in which she grew up. Focusing first on ?The Grange?, where her grandfather, the celebrated painter Sir Edward Burne-Jones, set the cultivated tone, Thirkell also reminisces about her parents? home in Kensington Square and the Burne-Jones? seaside retreat, where Angela?s cousin, Rudyard Kipling, lived across the green.A tale of forbidden explorations, Punch and Judy shows, and adventures in the garden, Three Houses is beautifully evocative of the innocent quality of childhood. From the busy literary centre of London to the English coast, this stunning memoir is both reminiscent of the golden days of youth and an interesting vision of a writer and the early influences that informed her later work.
Heartbreak House: A Fantasia in the Russian Manner on English Themes is a play written by George Bernard Shaw, first published in 1919 and first played at the Garrick Theatre in November 1920. According to A. C. Ward, the work argues that ´cultured, leisured Europe´ was drifting toward destruction, and that ´Those in a position to guide Europe to safety failed to learn their proper business of political navigation´. The ´Russian manner´ of the subtitle refers to the style of Anton Chekhov, which Shaw adapts. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)
Das neue Buch von David Mitchell, dem Autor des von den Wachowski-Geschwistern verfilmten, genre- und zeitenübergreifenden Romans «Wolkenatlas»: ein Schauerroman par excellence. Geh die Slade Alley hinunter ? schmal, feucht und leicht zu verfehlen, selbst wenn du sie suchst. Finde das kleine schwarze Eisentor in der Mauer zur Rechten. Keine Klinke, kein Schlüsselloch, aber wenn du es berührst, schwingt es auf. Tritt in den sonnendurchfluteten Garten eines alten Hauses, das dort unpassend wirkt: zu nobel für die schäbige Nachbarschaft, irgendwie zu groß für das Grundstück. Ein Fremder begrüßt dich und führt dich hinein. Zunächst möchtest du gar nicht mehr fort. Dann merkst du, dass du es nicht mehr kannst. Denn alle neun Jahre, am letzten Sonntag im Oktober, wird ein «Gast» ins Slade House eingeladen. Doch warum wurde er oder sie ausgewählt, von wem und zu welchem Zweck? Die Antwort findet sich dort am hinteren Ende des Flurs, oben am Absatz der Treppe. «Slade House» ist ein raffiniert komponiertes Schauerstück. Und auch eine literarische Hommage an die großen Klassiker der phantastischen Literatur, von «Alice im Wunderland» bis zur «Rocky Horror Picture Show» ? ein Buch wie eine Escher?sche Kippfigur, von einem der einfallsreichsten und phantasiebegabtesten Schriftsteller der zeitgenössischen Literatur. Mitchell zaubert bunt und lustvoll und verzaubert damit uns.