Notes that Williams uses many elements of the traditional ghost story in Descent Into Hell, especially in the story of the suicide. However, Williams “touches [the ghost story] with the numinous, giving its symbols a sacramental meaning.”
Purdy, Margaret R.
"Battle Hill: Places of Transition in Charles Williams’ Descent Into Hell,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 7
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Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol7/iss2/4