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The Lost Stradivarius

By: J. Meade Falkner
Published By: Double9 Books
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J. Meade Falkner's short story The Lost Stradivarius explores ghosts and the potential evil that might be devoted to an item-in this case, an exceptionally excellent Stradivarius violin. This novel has been known as "one of Falkner's three renowned novels'' and as a "psychological romance." "The Lost Stradivarius'' (1895), a timeless tale about the paranormal power of spirits, is horrifying to the extreme. While practicing in his rooms at Oxford University, skilled violinist John Maltravers observed an unusual phenomenon: whenever a particular piece was played, a strange presence appeared to enter. Unable to explain this away, Maltravers build gradually unsettled, until he makes a staggering discovery-tucked away in a cupboard in his room is a valuable Stradivarius! Obsessed with this valuable treasure, he gradually withdraws, unaware that the evil holding this ideal violin is an initiation to take control of him. Wandering from Britain to Italy, the novel's story involves lordly depravity, family love, and the calamity of obsession, all transmitted in a "strong '' serious tone, not unusual in old-styled literature. Prior to M. R. James's ghost stories from various years were referred to as "novels," and James may have conceived and written novels.

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Publisher Language: English

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J. Meade Falkner

J. Meade Falkner was a poet and author from England who lived from May 8, 1858, to July 22, 1932. He is best known for his novel "Moonfleet," published in 1898. He was a very successful businessman who, during the First World War, was elected chairman of the Armstrong Whitworth arms company. J. Meade Falkner was raised primarily in Dorchester and Weymouth. He was born in Manningford Bruce, England. He completed his education at Hertford College and Marlborough College, Oxford, graduating with a third-class degree in 1882. Later on, he was an educator at Derby School, then went to Newcastle as a tutor at the home of Sir Andrew Noble, who was driving the Armstrong Whitworth Company, one of the major arms manufacturers in the world. Falkner ultimately forced him to step down as chairman in 1915. In his business travels across the globe, Falkner brings back antique treasures of all kinds. In his entire life, J. Meade Falkner, though his impressive gifts were fully recognized by his associates and friends, was compelled to keep entirely out of prominence and never asked for or received any state recognition of his services in his own nation. He was well-renowned by the Italian, Japanese, and Turkish governments.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 117 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357270639
  • ISBN-13: 9789357270632
  • Item Weight: 140.4g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 6.87 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Poetry / General, Fiction / Gothic