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The Haunted Major #2020

The Haunted Major Introduced by John Updike and published in America for the first time The Haunted Major recounts a golf match of epic proportions between adversaries In this uproarious tale about human conceit and t

  • Title: The Haunted Major
  • Author: Robert Marshall
  • ISBN: 9780880016698
  • Page: 226
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Haunted Major By Robert Marshall, Introduced by John Updike and published in America for the first time, The Haunted Major recounts a golf match of epic proportions between adversaries In this uproarious tale about human conceit and the supernatural, Major the Honorable John William Wentworth Gore, an English gentleman of sublime self esteem, challenges crack golfer Jim Lindsay to a game for the chance toIntroduced by John Updike and published in America for the first time, The Haunted Major recounts a golf match of epic proportions between adversaries In this uproarious tale about human conceit and the supernatural, Major the Honorable John William Wentworth Gore, an English gentleman of sublime self esteem, challenges crack golfer Jim Lindsay to a game for the chance to propose marriage to Mrs Gunter, a beautiful American millionairess Although Jacky Core, the narrator, alleges to be a marvelously accomplished sportsman, he has never set foot on a fairway and has only seven days to learn to pitch, putt, and drive the course like a veteran.To prepare for the match, which is to take place on the fictitious St Magnus links in Scotland based on the Old Course at St Andrews , Gore secretly hires a coach and transforms his hotel room into a golf studio, outfitted with turf, a moveable hillock, a bunker, and specially padded walls to absorb drives Gore is set to win or lose like a gentleman when the revengeful ghost of a Scottish cardinal with some odd shaped clubs materializes, adding an otherworldly twist to the story.This new edition, with John Updike s spirited introduction and Harry Furniss s humorous original illustrations, fixes The Haunted Major in the uppermost tier of sports classics.

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    1 thought on “The Haunted Major

    1. Original, humoristic and great approach to a horror story The story and accompanying illustrations had me cracking up several times Though the story in itself is hardly scary, it s an enticing read, even for non golf lovers.

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