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The Hill of Dreams

The Hill of Dreams [Kindle Edition]

Arthur Machen
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Lucian Taylor believes he has been damned through contact with an erotically pagan world—or possibly through something degenerate in his own nature—in this critically acclaimed horror story. Moving to London to shake off his fears of being trapped by the dark imaginings of a creature inside him, Taylor soon finds his hallucinations becoming increasingly real. An important and moving work, this story is one of the first explorations in fiction of the figure of the doomed artist. A forward that provides literary and historical context from renowned author Ramsey Campbell is also included.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 664 KB
  • Print Length: 149 pages
  • Publisher: Start Classics (1 Jan 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HZ55Z7G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #43,194 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good writing. 22 Jun 2014
By ipli
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A breath of fresh air, Machen writes exceedingly well and draws you slowly into a strong tale of the supernatural. These days in this genre there is a lot of horrendously written crap from people who just want to scare you and haven't got a clue about subtlety. Real horror is psychological, it doesn't go for the jugular, it slowly draws you in. The quality of the writing matters too, Machen was a real poet and had a lot of knowledge about the supernatural worlds, and experience. A delight all in all to read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Strange and haunting 14 April 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Machen returns to his favourite (fictional?) landscape with a kind of swooning story that nevertheless grips you with its dreamlike atmosphere. Freudians would love this. They'd be able to spend a lifetime analysing it. A curiosity that I downloaded out of curiosity. Start Classics market these Machen tales as novels: they are really longish short stories or at most novellas, i.e. less than 50,000 words. Still, they're only £0.73. I wouldn't have downloaded them if they cost any more than that.
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