Kerfol has ratings and 20 reviews. Tom said: This story is not exactly what I expected going in. Even so, it is a great example of gothic horror and. It is one of the many ghost stories Edith Wharton wrote and was also included in the collection Ghosts published in Kerfol. cover design. Edith Wharton aimait les chiens, et elle a exprimé la force de ce sentiment dans deux passages-clés de ses écrits autobiographiques. «Kerfol» est la seule de.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Kerfol by Edith Wharton. Kerfol by Edith Wharton. I left my light burning all night, as he had predicted; but it was chiefly because, till near dawn, I was absorbed in my reading. The account of the trial of Anne de Cornault, wife of the lord of Kerfol, was long and closely printed.
It was, as my friend had said, probably an almost literal transcription of what took place in the court-room; and the trial lasted nearly a m I left my light burning all night, as he had predicted; but it was chiefly because, till near dawn, I was absorbed in my reading. It was, as my friend had said, probably an almost literal transcription of what took place in the court-room; and the trial lasted nearly a month. Besides, the type of the book was detestable.
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Kerfol, by Edith Wharton
Even so, it is kerfoll great example of gothic horror and a far cry from Ethan Frome which was imposed on me in school. I look forward to hearing other people’s impressions of this story. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
I really did not get this at all He killed the dogs why? What was the point of it? Written well, so there is that. Aug 18, Harry W rated it really liked it. The house at Kerfol was not actually very scary in my opinion, but that does not mean it is bad.
Kerfol, by Edith Wharton
An enticing confusing story. I read this with my mum. Aug 11, Karen rated it liked it. I read this out loud to Harry, and we both agreed that it was not so chilling, but a little bit heartbreaking, which is exactly what I would expect from Edith. Jul 18, Marwan Emad rated it liked it. A bit spooky I might say, but had no shivers reading it tbh and too much unexplained phenomena.
Yet I believe this kertol be the begining of a very interesting Novel if someone pursues to extend it a little bit. Apr 02, Bonnie rated it liked it Shelves: Edith Warton’s story ‘Kerfol’ is a ghostly tale of revenge and while it’s not my favorite story of hers, was still a short pleasure to read.
The ending will leave you wondering about the purpose of the story though as it’s left very open-ended. Jun 06, Fachrina rated it liked it Shelves: A strange little tale. Jul 01, Tasmin Bradshaw rated it liked it. Sep 27, Holly rated it really liked it Shelves: It was a well-written and interesting story, but I just cannot deal with dead dogs. As a gothic tale, it’s very effective. It reminded me of Blue Beard and Elizabeth Gaskell ‘s The Grey Womanwhere a lovely young woman marries an older man kedfol is revealed as a whartoj.
This is definitely commentary on how wives were at the mercy of their husbands. Jun 30, Jennifer rated it liked it. Here is the fourth story in Wharton’s collection of ghosts, and if “The Lady’s Maid’s Bell” can kerfo, called poor, with “Afterward” classifying as rich, then “Kerfol” is solidly the bourgeoisie — middle class. To use Wharton’s own words: Indeed, it is long on architectural and hwarton description, as if to undergird the uncertainty with earthiness and throw more pity onto its tragi Here is the fourth story in Wharton’s collection of ghosts, and if “The Lady’s Maid’s Bell” can be called poor, with “Afterward” classifying as rich, then “Kerfol” is solidly the bourgeoisie — middle class.
Indeed, it is long on architectural and landscape description, as if to undergird the uncertainty with earthiness and throw more pity onto its tragic heroine by virtue of an ironic twist which renders her “horror” as the human one, her “salvation” as the haunting. Apr 23, Paige Ziolkowski rated it really liked it. It scared me, amused me, and drew me in all at the same time.
Before I read this I never thought dogs would scare me. The beginning is especially interesting. But as we learn the history, it gets really intense and bone chilling. The ending is unexpected. And it scared me half to death for like a week. Nov 22, Hugo Santos rated it it was amazing. I won’t talk about the plot and what happens, but the story takes a turn for the most interesting, engaging you by using a court case with the events that happen in the story’s time.
I haven’t read a story so bone-chilling and interesting, and unbelievable in the end. Read it for yourself, I bet you won’t be disappointed with this classic! Dec 30, Phil Slattery rated it liked it Shelves: A very spooky story centering around the dogs at a French estate an Englishwoman is considering purchasing in the early 20th century and a murder that occurred centuries before.
Though a little slow in the beginning, Wharton does a good job of building the suspense and then summing edih the history of the estate as the denouement. Feb 05, Keith rated it really liked it Shelves: In this story a young woman marries an older wealthy edoth. All seems well at first. The husband then starts to terrorize his young wife. He murders various dogs that come into her life. He then is later murdered by their ghosts.
Jan 17, Denise rated it liked it Shelves: After the master of the house has turned to cruelty both to lady and to her dogs, a surprising memory hangs on. A sad little ghost story. Please read the full review here. Jul 28, Tiffany Lynn Kramer rated it liked it. Edith Wharton’s Kerfol is one of the better gothic horror tales I’ve read. I appreciated that she didn’t make events over dramatic like most gothic writers are prone to do. The only flaw I can find is the ending which feels abrupt and unfinished.
Apr 05, Kirsten rated it liked it.
I was curious about this story when The Ghosts of Kerfol came out. Then we went on the Mount Ghost Tour, where they took us to the pet cemetary on the grounds, and talked about this story.
Now, I’ve finally gotten the chance to read it. Now onto The Ghosts of Kerfol! jerfol
Short Stories: Kerfol by Edith Wharton
Jul 25, Mikael Kuoppala rated it did not like it. We have a murder, a ghost and retrospective narrating. I’m really not a big fan of Edith Wharton, or ghost-stories, but the pointlessness of the novella still surprised me. May 04, Jeffrey rated it really liked it.
A creepy, gothic ghost story, this is a very effective and unsettling short work that reminds one of The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. It is recommended for fans of the genre. Ghost story, with dogs, by a skilled stylist. Need I say more? Kim rated it really liked it Mar 20, Randy rated it really whargon it Jan 14, Adam Lund rated it liked it Jan 16,