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"Of living creators of cosmic fear raised to its most artistic pitch, few if any can hope to equal the versatile Arthur Machen." -H.P. Lovecraft

Actor, journalist , devotee of Celtic Christianity and the Holy Grail legend, Welshman Arthur Machen is considered one of the fathers of weird fiction, a master of mayhem whose work has drawn comparisons to H. P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe. Readers will find the perfect introduction to his style in this new collection. With the title...

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Overview

"Of living creators of cosmic fear raised to its most artistic pitch, few if any can hope to equal the versatile Arthur Machen." -H.P. Lovecraft

Actor, journalist , devotee of Celtic Christianity and the Holy Grail legend, Welshman Arthur Machen is considered one of the fathers of weird fiction, a master of mayhem whose work has drawn comparisons to H. P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe. Readers will find the perfect introduction to his style in this new collection. With the title story, an exercise in the bizarre that leaves the reader disoriented virtually from the first page, Machen turns even fundamental truths upside down. "There have been those who have sounded the very depths of sin," explains the character Ambrose, "who all their lives have never done an 'ill deed.'"

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Publishers Weekly
At the turn of the 20th century, Welsh author Machen (The Hill of Dreams) wrote tales about evil and "ecstasy" (his term for supernatural experience) that made a significant impact on horror fiction. For this volume, weird fiction scholar S.T. Joshi collects 11 key works that typify Machen's vision of the uncanny and the veil that keeps "the Beyond" mercifully concealed from mortal eyes. Included are his masterpieces "The White People," about an innocent's unwitting indoctrination into foul rites of sorcery; "Novel of the Black Seal," which uncovers the survival of a malignant race of "little people" in present times; and "Novel of the White Powder," in which a drug brings on a terrifying transformation in a victim who abuses it. Though the volume doesn't include Machen's best-known tale, "The Great God Pan," it features an insightful foreword by horror movie director Guillermo del Toro, which should help get the book into the hands of contemporary horror fans unfamiliar with Machen's magnificent legacy. (Oct.)
Times Literary Supplement
"As a selection of 'weird' short stories, The White People is a fine example of the precursor to what has become a popular subgenre of fantasy fiction, as well as a window on to the spiritual concerns of the Welsh author Arthur Machen (1863-1947): the veil separating the phenomenal world and the supernal realm is thin. While we may have forgotten the rituals, spells, charms and wards once used to commune with the spirits, the spirits have not forgotten us."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780143105596
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 9/27/2011
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 320,618
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Arthur Machen (Arthur Llewelyn Jones, 1863-1947) was born and raised in Wales. He moved to London in 1881 and worked as a journalist, children's tutor, and publisher's clerk before finding literary success in 1894 with the story "The Great God Pan."
Guillermo del Toro is a film director, producer, screenwriter, novelist, and designer. He is best known as the director of Pan's Labyrinth and the Hellboy franchise.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2012

    Highly recommend

    For anyone who has not yet read this book, it is so well-written and the characters so engaging and funny! But behind the humor is a serious story that I could read again and again and again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2012

    Great read

    Amazing ending great cautionary tale.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2012

    Uh...

    The begining of the book is boing but around the end the suspemse picks up d mes th book better. I loved the ending, i just wish it was that suspensful the entire book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2012

    Dorian Grey

    This was a good book a the movie is i guess ok in comparison. In reality we all have a little bit of Dorian in.
    Some alittle more than others.

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  • Posted December 1, 2011

    can't believe i never knew about this author

    arthur machen had an amazing mind. i had never heard of "weird fiction" before i bought this book; now i can't stop reading it! absolutely brilliant.

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