Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
Cram, Ralph Adams

(1863-1942) US architect, prominently involved in the revival of Gothic architecture. His solitary book of Ghost Stories, Black Spirits and White (coll 1895), is among the better of its kind. Most of the stories are of Haunted Dwellings and are highly atmospheric, drawn with an architect's perception for light and shadow. One nonfantasy tale, The Dead Valley (1895; 1984 chap), was especially admired by H P Lovecraft. [MA]

other works: Excalibur (1895), a long Arthurian poem.

Ralph Adams Cram


This entry is taken from the Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997) edited by John Clute and John Grant. It is provided as a reference and resource for users of the SF Encyclopedia, but apart from possible small corrections has not been updated.