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This subject is written on a topic in the real world and reflects factual information. The Suicide in the Study is a horror short story by American writer Robert Bloch, first published in the June 1935 issue of Weird Tales.


  • James Allington - a 'modern day' wizard attempting to split his good self from his evil self, similar to the concept of Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde except he uses hypnotism rather than a chemical solution.
  • Monstrous Figure - Allington's evil self made manifest. It was more powerful than Allington's good self and resembled a great hairy black ape whose head appeared as a rotting living skull with yellow fangs and little red eyes full of evil wisdom.