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Lost Hearts (short story)

  • Type: Short Story

Lost Hearts is a 1895 short story by author M R James. - AsNotedIn

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  • Aswarby and Swarby, Lincolnshire It is a windy, noisy day, which fills the house and the gardens with a restless impression. As Stephen looks out into the park, he feels as if an endless procession of unseen people are sweeping past him on the wind, borne on resistlessly and aimlessly.
  • Lincolnshire, England In September of the year 1811 a post-chaise draws up before the door of Aswarby Hall, in the heart of Lincolnshire. The little boy who is the only passenger in the chaise, looks about him with the keenest curiosity.


Y/M/D Association Description Place Locale Food Event
1893/10/28 M R James Author Montague James reveals "Lost Hearts " at the Chitchat Society in Cambridge, England.
1895/12/00 M R James Author M R James' "Lost Hearts" are discovered in Pall Mall Magazine VII, no 32.
1895/12/00 The Pall Mall Magazine Publisher M R James' "Lost Hearts" are discovered in Pall Mall Magazine VII, no 32.

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Particulars for Lost Hearts (short story):
Vehicle Carriage Chaise
Cultural Affiliation English Country House a mansion in the English countryside, with grounds and support facilities, often servants
Narrative Arts Fiction prose literature, especially short stories and novels, that describes imaginary events and people
Supernatural Ghost an apparition of a dead person which is believed to appear or become manifest to the living, typically as a nebulous image
Narrative Arts Narrative an account of connected events
Personal Disposition Orphan a child whose parents are dead
Narrative Arts Prose ordinary written language
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
Literary Attribute Victorian Ghost Story supernatural stories of mystery, atmospheric settings, but typically not horror or violent
Society Ward, not in the care of your parents a child who is watched over by someone other than his parents

Original Language: English

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