Fitz-James O'Brien
What Was It
July 05, 2019 Comments.. 766
What Was It None

  • Title: What Was It
  • Author: Fitz-James O'Brien
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 190
  • Format: Unknown Binding
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    1 Blog on “What Was It

    1. Althea Ann says:

      (1859)A very Hammer-Horror feel to this short horror story. The proprietress of a boarding house decides to move the location of her premises from Bleecker Street to a bit further uptown, 26th St. She's got a great deal, because the house she's moving into is reputed to be haunted. Her boarders are more enthused than otherwise about the move. Indeed, it sparks a veritable craze for the supernatural. The common area is all abuzz with the possibility of ghosts but for quite some time, nothing unus [...]

    2. Benjamin Stahl says:

      Creepy and unique. Fitz-James O'Brien was a good writer of short horror.

    3. Ronald says:

      Fitz-James O'Brien was born in Ireland in 1828. He moved to the US and pursued a career in journalism. He also wrote short fiction in fantasy, science fiction, and horror. He enlisted in the American Civil War and was decorated for bravery. From the war, he sustained injuries which soon led to his death. For me, his short fiction shows talent, and one might wonder what more he might have achieved had he lived longer.His supernatural horror story "What Was It?" is in the public domain. This is a [...]

    4. Dione Basseri says:

      What was it? Pretty unremarkable. An invisible creature is captured and studied for a bit before it escapes. The greatest horror from the story being the author's implication that many of these creatures exist. It just didn't impress me. The writing is fine in the technical aspect, but the story didn't interest me. There's not enough at stake. There's no chill. However, as the story is in the public domain, I didn't lose any money from the reading. Or time. I listened to the free audio productio [...]

    5. Olga says:

      I'm not a huge fan of gothic art, literature included. And yet when I read stories like this I feel glad that at some point in the history of literature American writers found their own voice after decades of insignificant copycat art they borrowed from Great Britain and France. I personally don't enjoy mysticism but I think this was an important step for American literature to become not only prominent but glorious in its own time.

    6. Rick West says:

      Considered to be somewhat of a breakthrough story "What Was It" is a story of an invisible creature residing in a boarding house. The story moves along very nicely to a somewhat anticlimactic ending. Most people would probably rate this dtory higher than myself.

    7. Mckinley says:

      "What Was It? A Mystery"

    8. Eija says:

      Mikä se oli? ilmestynyt Portti 4/2013 sekä suuri kummituskirja

    9. Danielle says:

      Maybe between a 3.5 or a 4.

    10. Chris says:

      A curious but ultimately charming horror short story.

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