Friday, 31 October 2014

Thorne Smith - The Night Life of the Gods

The madcap story of a scientist who instigates a nocturnal spree with the Greek gods is arguably his most sparkling comedic achievement. Hunter Hawk has a knack for annoying his ultra respectable relatives. He likes to experiment and he particularly likes to experiment with explosives. His garage-cum-laboratory is a veritable minefield, replete with evil-smelling clouds of vapor through which various bits of wreckage and mysteriously bubbling test tubes are occasionally visible. With the help of Megaera, a fetching nine-hundred-year-old lady leprechaun he meets one night in the woods, he masters the art (if not the timing) of transforming statues into people. And when he practices his new witchery in the stately halls of the Metropolitan Museum of Art setting Bacchus, Mercury, Neptune, Diana, Hebe, Apollo, and Perseus loose on the unsuspecting citizenry of Prohibition-era New York the stage is set for Thorne Smith at his most devilish and delightful.

Pages: 332
ISBN:  9781304997869

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Friday, 24 October 2014

JK Huysmans - Down There

JK Huysmans - Down There (Là Bas) a study in satanism.
The Novelist Durtal is disgusted by the emptiness and vulgarity of the modern world. He seeks relief by turning to the study of the Middle Ages and begins to research the life of the notorious 15th-century child murderer, sadist, necrophile, and practitioner of all the black arts - Gilles de Rais. Through his contacts in Paris Durtal finds out that Satanism is not simply a thing of the past but alive in turn of the century France. He embarks on an investigation of the occult underworld with the help of his lover Madame Chantelouve. Durtal’s preoccupation with Gilles de Rais’s lascivious brutalities begets in him the urge to find out if similar satanic practices are still performed; so he persuades Madame Chantelouve to take him to the house of a notorious renegade priest named Canon Docre. Together they witness there the celebration of a Black Mass, and few finer descriptions of this obscene ritual have ever been written. French Victorian Gothic as its best.

No 23 in Dennis Wheatley Library of the Occult

Pages: 260
ISBN:  9781304969866

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Friday, 17 October 2014

Sax Rohmer - Brood of the Witch Queen

The Brood of The Witch Queen is a supernatural novel by Sax Rohmer. Sometimes called “Rohmers masterpiece” or “the scariest book ever written”. The story deals with Robert Cairn and his suspicions of Antony Ferrara, the adopted son of an old friend and colleague of Robert's father, Dr Bruce Cairn, of infernal magic and supernatural influence. The novel begins with the strange murder of Sir Michael Ferrara. A horrifying series of events follows, many of them take place in an inner secret chamber inside a pyramid in Egypt. Summoned elements, burned corpses, women forced to prey upon their own husbands…

No 41 in Dennis Wheatley Library of the Occult

Pages: 252
ISBN: 9781304969910 

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Friday, 10 October 2014

Gaston Leroux - The Phantom of the Opera

You have probably seen the movie or heard the songs from the musical, but have You ever read the entire story behind the successes?
The Phantom of the Opera, by Gaston Leroux, lives under a famous opera house. A mere chorus girl, Christine Daae, becomes, under his guidance, a well known singer with a beautiful voice. But her old child hood sweetheart, the Vicount Raoul de Changy, has also entered the picture. The past comes back to haunt her, the future ahead is uncertain, and the present is undecided. Who will win the heart of Christine?; the handsome, rich Raoul or the masked Angel of Music? A story of romance, murder, sacrifice and sadness, this riveting, seductive tale will keep your emotions high until the very last page of the shocking conclusion.

No 34 in Dennis Wheatley Library of the Occult.

Pages: 256
ISBN:  9781304969903

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Friday, 3 October 2014

Marie Corelli - The Mighty Atom

The Mighty Atom by Marie Corelli is the touching story of a brilliantly clever young boy's upbringing by a father who wants his son to reject all personal and religious ideas. He is a scientist who wants only to proliferate his own ideas, and the havoc it causes as the boy's life seems to fall apart. Corelli writes her story with deep insight into the psychology and the antithesis of the irrational belief in nothingness but atoms. She delineates the mind of the boy's father, his mother and teacher to be grasping at a reality that isn't there, so to speak. The story unfolds in innocent suspense but moves to a climax of shocking revelations.

No 27 in Dennis Wheatley Library of Occult.

Pages: 204
ISBN:  9781304969897

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