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Author: R. A. Dick
ISBN: 0899683959
Pages: 174 pages
Publisher: Buccaneer Books; later Printing edition (December 1, 1996)
Language: English
Category: Mystery
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Rating: 4.2
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e-Book The Ghost and Mrs. Muir epub download

by R. A. Dick



The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947) is a romantic-fantasy film starring Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison. It was directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, and is based on a 1945 novel written by Josephine Leslie under the pseudonym of R. A. Dick.

The Ghost and Mrs. In 1945, 20th Century Fox bought the film rights to the novel, which had been published only in the United Kingdom at that time. It was shot entirely in California.

Mrs Lucy Muir decides to stop being everyone's pet doormat and strike out on her own with her two children

Mrs Lucy Muir decides to stop being everyone's pet doormat and strike out on her own with her two children. She moves into Gull Cottage, a lovely place but rumoured to be haunted by the late Captain Daniel Gregg. The rumours are absolutely true and Mrs Muir and her ghost make quite a pair as they navigate the ups and downs of everyday life along with their strange supernatural bond.

Title: The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947). In 1900, Lucy Muir (Gene Tierney), widowed for one year, decides to move out of her controlling in-law's house in London to the English seaside with her adolescent daughter Anna (Natalie Wood) and their long devoted maid Martha (Edna Best). Despite the rental agent trying to dissuade her, Lucy decides to rent Gull Cottage at a.

Muir: Vintage Movie Classics IV Some six months later Lucy crept up the steps of a London publisher’s office. The retyped manuscript of Blood and Swash felt like a parcel of lead under her arm. et and Sproule were the names on a brass plate over a door that looked more as if it led into a private house than a business office. I’ve looked them up and they publish unusual books, the captain had told her. It’s not a big firm, but it has quite a reputation.

Looking for books similar to The Ghost and Mrs. Muir- Gothic Romance/Horror on the Coast? . Muir- Gothic Romance/Horror on the Coast? like. See 1 question about The Ghost and Mrs. Mui. ists with This Book. Historical Ghost Fiction. As a youngster, I used to watch the television show, "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir" starring Edward Mulhare and Hope Lange along with Charles Nelson Reilly and Reta Shaw as the indomitable Martha. I always loved the show and it's whimsical take on a haunted sea-side cottage. So, when I happened upon this book at my local library, I decided to read it. The . show was more comical and lighthearted than the book. Muir. The basis for Joseph L. Mankiewicz's cinematic romance starring Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison. Burdened by debt after her husband's death, Lucy Muir insists on moving into the very cheap Gull Cottage in the quaint seaside village of Whitecliff, despite multiple warnings that the house is haunted. Upon discovering the rumors to be true, the young widow ends up forming a special companionship with the ghost of handsome former sea captain Daniel Gregg.

Burdened by debt after her husband's death, Lucy Muir insists on moving into the very cheap Gull Cottage in the quaint . R. Dick was the pseudonym of Irish writer Josephine Aimee Campbell Leslie, who was also the author of The Devil and Mrs. Devine.

Burdened by debt after her husband's death, Lucy Muir insists on moving into the very cheap Gull Cottage in the quaint seaside village of Whitecliff, despite multiple warnings that the house is haunted.

The Ghost of Captain Gregg and Mrs. Muir 1945 novel by R. Dick

The Ghost of Captain Gregg and Mrs. Gene Tierney Rex Harrison George Sanders. However, it is not long before Mrs. Muir's in-laws arrive with the news that Lucy's investment income has dried up, and they insist that Lucy move back to London with them. After his ghostly eviction of the in-laws, Captain Gregg comes up with an idea to save the house: he will dictate his memoirs to her and she will have them published, with the royalties going to her. During the course of writing the book, they find themselves falling in love, but as both realize it is a hopeless situation, Daniel tells her she should find a real (live) man.

The basis for Joseph L. Mankiewicz's cinematic romance starring Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison. Burdened by debt after her husband's death, Lucy Muir insists on moving into the very cheap Gull Cottage in the quaint seaside village of Whitecliff, despite multiple warnings that the house is haunted. Upon discovering the rumors to be true, the young widow ends up forming a special companionship with the ghost of handsome former sea captain Daniel Gregg. Through the struggles of supporting her children, seeking out romance from the wrong places, and working to publish the captain's story as a book, "Blood and Swash," Lucy finds in her secret relationship with Captain Gregg a comfort and blossoming love she never could have predicted. Originally published in 1945, made into a movie in 1947, and later adapted into a television sitcom in 1968, this romantic tale explores how love can develop without boundaries, both in this life and beyond. With a new foreword by Adriana Trigiani. Vintage Movie Classics spotlights classic films that have stood the test of time, now rediscovered through the publication of the novels on which they were based.
Xig
I loved this book! I had enjoyed the film and wondered how closely it followed the book. It did in some ways and not in others, but was in the same "spirit," if you'll pardon the pun. I felt like "little Mrs. Muir" came more alive for me in the book. She has more personality in the book. And there is an interesting dimension in the book between Mrs. Muir and her two children, whereas, in the film there was only the daughter. Mrs. Muir was never able to connect with her son (and, of course he wasn't even in the movie). And it seemed like the book was more psychological. In the book, the ghost of the sea captain is more of a mental apparition than visible. The movie's ending was thrilling, while the book left me in tears. And it did touch my heart.
Alsardin
When I was a kid, I used to watch the 1960's (or was it 1970's?) sitcom starring Hope Lange and Edward Mullhare (my dad had the DVD collection). I recall a funny and somehow romantic story. So, days ago, I decided to purchase the book.

The book's story is a cute little one about a widow trying to live by herself by the beginning of the XX century, away from her imposing in-laws and other people who tried to control her, as much her husband did when he was still alive.

A feminist story, albeit quite decaffed. Nothing really shattering takes place and the most interesting elements in the book are how society viewed certain attitudes, mainly when it concerned women. E.g., when Mrs. Muir’s daughter informs the family she wants to be a ballet dancer and perform on stage, her older brother, who is a clergy working with the bishop, and plans to become one in the future, is against the idea. It would be "scandalous" that a clergy's sister appears on stage and, more important, it might affect his career. HIS??? Oh my god, the bloke was too worried about himself and was not thinking about his sister's career. Not a very humanitarian clergy, if you ask me. Because The Ghost and Mrs. Muir is a feminist story, the girl finally joins a ballet troupe, but she agrees to change her name so she wouldn't affects her brother's future. How convenient! In the end, she quits her dancing to marry a wealthy baronet, another sign of those times.

I was kinda disappointed that the ghost was never seen by Mr. Muir unlike the sitcom--she could only hear his voice. Also, there's no romantic thing between them. The do argue a lot as in the sitcom, but the background romance that fuels the sitcom so much is not even hinted.

In the end I enjoyed it. It's like beginning-of-XX-century chick lit, but nothing else.

Kiss,

Gacela
Roru
If you have seen the movie, this novel will hold few surprises, but it's a good novel and deserves to be read. Its quiet humor and optimism make it a good bedtime read. The screenplay, directors and actors followed the tone of the novel so closely that it's hard to read the dialogue without hearing Rex Harrison's voice or Gene Tierney's. There is one important difference: in the movie, Captain Gregg takes a firm lead, while here, Lucy Muir properly drives most of the action.
I wish that the book mentioned more of events in the wider world during Lucy's tenure at Gull Cottage, such as the Great War. Also, it's disappointing to modern readers that Lucy's daughter gives up a promising career for marriage. But these are minor flaws in an otherwise satisfying and well-written story.
Nuadora
Our book club decided to read a classic as a change of pace this month. So glad we did! This is a sweet story that resonates today despite the time and place. It is a story of family, friendship, love, and independence. How many times have I felt "trapped" by responsibilities and the desire to please others? Have I had conflicting emotions of pride and disappointment in my children? Have I wished for and dreamed of an escape? Have I had a secret ghost helping me along my way? Well, no on that last one, but that is what makes this book so nice to read - the combination of reality and fantasy. I definitely recommend this book! Now to go watch the movie...
Twentyfirstfinger
I first came across this title as a movie on Netflix (with Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison). I really, really liked the movie, so I looked up the book and bought it. The book is even better.

Mrs Lucy Muir decides to stop being everyone's pet doormat and strike out on her own with her two children. She moves into Gull Cottage, a lovely place but rumoured to be haunted by the late Captain Daniel Gregg.

The rumours are absolutely true and Mrs Muir and her ghost make quite a pair as they navigate the ups and downs of everyday life along with their strange supernatural bond.

The writing is superb - R. A. Dick writes simply and gets to the point while also giving the reader a great sense of Lucy's life and person, her surroundings, and the fascinating Captain Gregg (who I wish would liven things up at my apartment by haunting it now and again).

You'll be left wanting to know more about Lucy and her Captain - the close of the book leaves you satisfied, but also imagining further conversations and adventures.
Ungall
This charming older novel was the basis for the movie of the same name. A widow decides, for the first time in her life, to take control of her own life and moves herself and her daughter to a small seaside town and rents a house that is "haunted" by the presence of the sea-captain who built it and lived in it until his death. She's a little nonplussed to discover that it really is haunted, but the relationship she begins with the VERY earthy captain changes her life forever. The movie is well worth watching, too.