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It would have been nice to give it a little more space for ease of readability, though there are other options such as Delphi Classics’ ebook of Machen’s impostoress works for that purpose.

En esta novela corta, se nos presenta a Mr. Unfortunately it also comes off as less than rigorous, because he makes some statements leading me to think that he didn’t understand Machen’s writings. Oct 30, Vincent Carlucci rated it it was amazing.

Macnen first three pieces in this collection are definitely of interest, but the main event is The Three Impostors, the novel mentioned by Borges. This led to his first loz success, “The Great God Pan”.

The Three Impostors and Other Stories

In addition, this collection contains not only two short stories but also the novella “The Great God Pan,” one of the acknowledged classics of the weird tale. Joshi’s introduction gives a handful of interesting tidbits but no dramatic insights, and there are no footnotes in the text as with say his Penguin Classics edition of The White People.

Certainly a deranged lunatic with a knife is scarier, but a strange cult and an old book of unspeakable knowledge is so much more satisfying.

Jun 27, Jennifer rated it liked it Shelves: Jun 09, Jim Smith rated it it was amazing. His long story “The Great God Pan” made him famous and controversial in his lifetime, but The Hill of Dreams is generally considered his masterpiece. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Machen’s anti-materialism shines through his characterizations.


Now I know that the walls of sense that seem so impenetrable, that seem to loom up above the heavens and to be founded below the depths, and to shut us in for evermore, are no such ikpostores impassable barriers as we fancied, but thinnest and most airy veils that melt away before the seeker, and dissolve as the early mist of the morning about the brooks. But Machen is so chintzy with even the smallest particle of rationale that it’s a little maddening.

This provokes wrthur thought in the reader. Machen’s influence on H. The real monste I’ll try to write a fuller review in time, but I was tempted to take off a few stars after finishing ‘The Shining Pyramid’. Instead of lower-class women murdered in the slums by an unknown male slasher, we have wealthy young men committing suicide in the most fashionable sections of London–and this time a mysterious woman seems to be involved.

Except it goes awry. The book consist of several short horror stories woven into a frame story told to Phillips and Byron, the one a determined rationalist and the other somewhat a dreamer. Based on this collection, a decent shorthand for Machen’s work would be to describe it as a mix between H.

En yres de H. And this unexpected lightness means the denouement of the stories — that blank moment of revulsion, when the horror is finally revealed — became, for me, even more effective for being somewhat unexpected. I like the style of Machen’s writing and will probably pick up anther collection of his in the near future.


Los Tres impostores: Arthur Machen: : Books

I should like to know how the imagination of the author would work upon clean and wholesome lines. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Although I finished the book just minutes ago, my mind is still reeling with what must be one of the most subtle and insidiously terrifying works of the genre I have ever read.

Of the various interlocked tales four of which are pitched as “novels”, fantastical arghur told by one character to anotherthe two most important are “Novel of the Black Seal” and “Novel of the White Powder”. The two pretentious scholars are ensnared in what at first seems to be a series of unlikely coincidences that turns out to be an intricate conspiracy of deception where lies are traded like currency and where secrets hide in plain sight.

At the age of eleven, Mache Arthur Machen was a leading Welsh author of the s. A second annoying habit arthud this section is a relentless withholding of information.

I really enjoyed the language and plotting. Share your thoughts with other customers. Two of these tales–“The Novel of the Black Seal” and “The Novel of the White Powder”–are first-class works of imaginative fiction, and the entire book itself is entrancing, reminiscent of Stevenson’s New Arabian Nights in its descriptions of London–conveyed in musical, Ols prose–make of this nineteenth century metropolis something as exotic and fantastic as the Baghdad of Haroun al-Rashid.