Friday, 26 September 2014

Arthur Machen - The Great God Pan

The Great God Pan is a novella written by Arthur Machen. On publication it was widely denounced by the press as degenerate and horrific because of its decadent style and sexual content, although it has since garnered a reputation as a classic of horror. Machen's story was only one of many at the time to focus on Pan as a useful symbol for the power of nature and paganism. This collection contains all the best stories of the supernatural and the weird by the great Arthur Machen.

Pages: 612
ISBN:  9781304998149

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Friday, 19 September 2014

Robert E Howard - The Fearsome Touch of Death

Robert Ervin Howard was an American pulp writer and is especially noted for his memorable depictions of "a sombre universe of swashbuckling adventure and darkling horror." He is well known for having created the character Conan the Barbarian. This collection includes Howard’s short horror and fantasy stories, including the masterpiece “Pigeons from Hell,” which Stephen King calls “one of the finest horror stories of century,” a tale of two travelers who stumble upon the ruins of a Southern plantation–and into the maw of its fatal secret. In “Black Canaan” even the best warrior has little chance of taking down the evil voodoo man with unholy powers–and none at all against his wily mistress, the diabolical High Priestess of Damballah. In these and other classics, such as the nightmare “The Cairn on the Headland,” Howard spins tales of unrelenting terror, the legacy of one of the world’s great masters of the macabre.

Pages: 416
ISBN:  9781304999160

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Monday, 15 September 2014

Andrew Lang - Historical Mysteries

With "Historical Mysteries", Andrew Lang has racheted up some of the most puzzling historical mysteries of Europe - primarily dealing with Scottish and French incidents. Some of these mysteries involve the assassinations of famous people, while others deal with regular people who have been involved in mysterious events. The table of contents is as follows: The Case of Elizabeth Canning, The Murder of Escovedo, The Campden Mystery, The Case of Allan Breck, The Cardinal's Necklace, The Mystery of Kaspar Hauser - the Child of Europe, The Gowrie Conspiracy, The Strange Case of Daniel Douglas Home, The Case of Captain Green, Queen Oglethorpe, The Chevalier D'Eon, Saint-Germain the Deathless, The Mystery of the Kirks, The End of Jeanne de la Motte.

Pages: 220
ISBN:  9781304997890

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Friday, 12 September 2014

Robert W Chambers - The King in Yellow

"The King in Yellow" by Robert W Chambers.
A milestone of American supernatural fiction, The King in Yellow created a sensation upon its 1895 publication. Since then, it has markedly influenced writers in the genre, most famously, H. P. Lovecraft. Author Robert W. Chambers has been hailed as a writer of remarkable imaginative powers and the historic link between Edgar Allan Poe and Stephen King. This edition features the original 10 gripping stories. The book is named after a fictional play with the same title which recurs as a motif through some of the stories. The first half of the book features highly esteemed weird stories, and the book is described by S.T. Joshi as a classic in the field of the supernatural. There are ten stories, the first four of which, "The Repairer of Reputations", "The Mask", "In the Court of the Dragon" and "The Yellow Sign", mention The King in Yellow, a forbidden play which induces despair or madness in those who read it.

Pages: 244
ISBN:  9781304997982

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Monday, 8 September 2014

Charles Fort - Wild Talents

"Wild Talents" captures Charles Fort at his finest, most thought provoking, and wittiest. Containing accounts of—among numerous other bizarre topics—strange coincidences, vampires, werewolves, talking dogs, poltergeist activity, teleportation, witchcraft, vanishing people, spontaneous human combustion, and the escapades of the 'mad bats of Trinidad, ' the book is essential reading for anyone wanting to learn about the early years of research into the myriad mysteries of this world and beyond.

Pages: 184
ISBN:  9781304998736

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Friday, 5 September 2014

M. P. Shiel - The Purple Cloud

"If now a swell from the Deep has swept over this planetary ship of earth, and I, who alone chanced to find myself in the furthest stern, as the sole survivor of her crew... What then, my God, shall I do?". The Purple Cloud is widely hailed as a masterpiece of science fiction and one of the best "last man" novels ever written. A deadly purple vapor passes over the world and annihilates all living creatures except one man, Adam Jeffson. He embarks on an epic journey across a silent and devastated planet, an apocalyptic Robinson Crusoe putting together the semblance of a normal life from the flotsam and jetsam of his former existence. As he descends into madness over the years, he becomes increasingly aware that his survival was no accident and that his destiny — and the fate of the human race — are part of a profound, cosmological plan.
"The Purple Cloud" by M.P. Shiel is conidered to be the best "last man on earth-novel" ever written!

Pages: 228
ISBN: 9781304998026

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Monday, 1 September 2014

Charles Fort - LO!

Charles Fort's parade of scientific anomalies frames the larger anomaly that is human existence. "Lo!" is a book with the capacity to rewire brains and sculpt new lenses for seeing the unexpected, the unexplained—and perhaps for glimpsing our own role in Fort's mystifying cosmic scheme.

Pages: 252
ISBN:  9781304998682

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