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Nov 16, Jeff Lewonczyk rated it really liked it. I really enjoyed the language and plotting. A little creepy perhaps. Howard action horror is lps and disconcerting.
The Three Impostors and Other Stories
Open Preview See a Problem? Machen’s point seems to be that great mysteries underlie our lives: I generally do not read mysteries or stories of the occult unless they are by Edgar Allan Poe and one or two others, and reading this collection I was reminded why.
Thematically the stories revolve around the decay of moral and the arts, somehow connected to a secret society possibly worshipping sloth roman emperor Tiberius and the decadent creature of mythology, Pan My own point would be that the real devil trew the flattening of culture, moral decay etc.
Ok, I’ve gone back and forth and thought about this review. I haven’t looked into it.
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I really enjoyed the language and impostofes This was my first experience with Machen, and I find that I really like him. But those stories are brilliantly unsettling horror. The novel and the stories within it were eventually to be regarded as among Machen’s best works. At the age of eleven, Mache Arthur Machen was a leading Welsh author of the s.
English Choose a language for shopping. The frame story seems too constructed at times, strained even; a good example is the build up to ‘The novel of the black seal’: This book is the first volume of a three-volume set that contains his earliest stories. Dec 04, Charles Dee Mitchell rated it really liked it Shelves: These are generally best avoided, if you want to live, but some people insist on being curious.
Withoutabox Submit to Impostors Festivals. A series of stories inside of stories are told, some with stories inside of them, many with a horror bend, and all linking back, however falsely and tentatively, with the search for a young man with spectacles and a gold coin.
So far, Arhhur have finished only the title novella. These fantastic tales are firmly placed in the urbane and modern life of Victorian London, in particular the regularity of the new suburbia, and the scepticism of the scientific man, which sharpens the contrast to the tales of the uncanny, providing a troubling hint of darker currents beneath daily life and a darker nature constrained within each of us.
Which brings me to the bit that involves the second volume of Joshi’s Machen compilations. But Machen is so chintzy with even the smallest particle of rationale that it’s a little maddening. Supposedly one of the grandfather’s of Weird fiction, an important influence on H. Thus, though he would write some of his greatest works over the next few years, some were published much later. The second, the bulk, deals with sexual horrors and is basically how bad a particular woman is because of, you know, sexual horrors.
Unfortunately it also comes off as less than rigorous, because he makes some statements leading me to think that he didn’t und While the Chaosium version not an edition is superior, with a scholarly essay by J.
The first three pieces in this collection are definitely of interest, but artuur main event is The Three Impostors, the novel mentioned by Borges.
Lovecraft, it is no accident. I did enjoy this story, the way that it was told, and the way that all of the threads were brought together in an horrific climax. Joshi, there’s a great deal of charm in the Ballantine Adult Fantasy.
I have not read the second volume will soonbut this is how it seems to me. Thematically the stories revolve around the decay of moral and the arts, somehow connected to a secret society possibly worshipp I had previously read The often anthologized ‘The novel of the white powder’ and ‘The novel of the black seal’ and was looking forward to experiencing this collection of short stories in its entirety.
The Three Impostors and Other Stories by Arthur Machen
The other name for this book is the Transmutations, which will make sense after hearing the stories. Occasionally, that gets a bit boring, but mostly it is, for me, beautiful prose. Apr 06, Simon rated it really liked it Shelves: