A name for evil : a novel

by Andrew Nelson Lytle

Hardcover, 1947

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Indianapolis : Bobbs-Merrill Co., c1947.

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A Name for Evil. Andrew Nelson Lytle. 1947. Creepy. I found this book on a list of lesser known horror novels around Halloween. Lytle is considered an “Alabama Author” by the Alabama Library Association guidelines, and he was part of the Agrarian movement started by John Crowe Ransom in reaction to H.L. Mencken’s criticism of the South. And the novel is full or descriptions of the rural landscape and farmland. Our narrator has found an old abandoned farm and he and his wife plan to recover the land and restore the house. We are drawn into the mysterious sense of danger and evil almost immediately and know that disaster is inevitable. The ghost appears within the first few pages and we are drawn in to see if the ghost wins… (more)

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