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Dreads and Drolls by [Machen, Arthur]

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Synopsis

This volume contains sixty studies, mostly from real life, each of which, by its capacity for inspiring terror or causing amused wonder, qualifies as the 'Dread' or 'Droll' of Arthur Machen's general heading. 'To be able so to tell the bare truth that it seems a magnificent lie' is the qualification which has attracted Machen to the most outstanding of his narrations. When "Dreads and Drolls" was first published in 1926 it contained twenty-nine articles reprinted from London's "The Graphic".We have great pleasure in more than doubling that number by including all of his contributions from that magazine. To 'The Euston Square Mystery', 'The Adventure of the Long-Lost Brother' and others we have been able to add 'A Castle in Celtic Myths', 'A Pretty Parricide', 'One Night When I Was Frightened' and many more. There is a tendency towards the re-telling of notable eighteenth-century crimes among these 'Dreads' and 'Drolls', but Machen also manages to illuminate such a wide range of subjects as the Holy Grail, the 'Little People' and cookery. In this entertaining and diverse collection of essays, Machen manages to show how little human nature has changed through the centuries.

We can admire Machen, in the words he uses to commend Grimaldi, as a man with an 'admirable scent for mystery and capacity of creating it'.

About the Author

Arthur Machen (1863 1947) was born Arthur Llewellyn Jones in Caerleon in Wales. Moving to London, but living an impoverished existence, Machen eventually found success with his horror novella 'The Great God Pan', and soon after 'The Three Impostors'. Machen firmly established himself as a master storyteller of decadent supernatural horror, publishing several occult and weird tales with memorable plots and a real skill for the esoteric, creating dark and suspenseful atmospheres.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 805 KB
  • Print Length: 354 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Tartarus Press (22 Feb. 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B06XMYWBFY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,430,944 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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