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The Listener (short story)

  • Type: Short Story
  • Length: 42 pages

The Listener is a 1907 short story by author Algernon Blackwood. - AsNotedIn

Sept 4 - I have hunted all over London for rooms suited to my income - £120 a year - and have at last found them. Two rooms, without modern conveniences, it is true, and in an old, ramshackle building, but within a stone's throw of P - Place and in an eminently respectable street. The rent is only £25 a year. I had begun to despair when at last I found them by chance. The chance was a mere chance, and unworthy of record. I had to sign a lease for a year, and I did so willingly. The furniture from our old place in Hampshire, which has been stored so long, will just suit them.
Algernon Blackwood, The Listener




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  • British Museum, London I have had no exercise lately, for the weather has been shocking, and all my afternoons have been spent in the reading-room of the British Museum, where I have a reader's ticket.
  • City of London, Here I am in my two rooms, in the centre of London, and not far from the offices of the periodicals, where occasionally I dispose of an article or two. The building is at the end of a cul-de-sac. The alley is well paved and clean, ....

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Y/M/D Association Description Place Locale Food Event
1907/11/00 Algernon Blackwood Author "The Listener" is published.

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Particulars for The Listener (short story):
Building material Cobblestone a small, round stone of a kind formerly used to cover road surfaces
Animal Domestic Cat
Narrative Arts Fiction prose literature, especially short stories and novels, that describes imaginary events and people
Utility Gaslight a type of lamp in which an incandescent mantle is heated by a jet of burning gas
Supernatural Ghost an apparition of a dead person which is believed to appear or become manifest to the living, typically as a nebulous image
Vehicle Hansom Cab nimble, 2 wheeled horse-drawn carriage accommodating two inside, with the driver seated behind, named after its founder A J Hansom.
Sociology Lodger a person who rents a room in someone's house
Narrative Arts Narrative Prose ordinary written language which tells a story
Vehicle Omnibus horse drawn vehicle design to seat 12 passengers, originated in Paris and was brought to England by the coachbuilder George Shillibeer in 1829
Art Type Short Story short form narrative fiction
Paranormal Supernatural manifestation or event attributed to some force beyond scientific understanding or the laws of nature

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Original Language: English



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