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Prima di esprimere il mio giudizio su questo machdn vorrei chiarire a tutti quale sia il suo contenuto, visto che, come troppo spesso accade, la quarta di copertina si perde in frasi roboanti senza informare per nulla il lettore. I haven’t looked into it. The novel and the stories within it were eventually to ters regarded as among Machen’s best works. Questi, infatti, hanno la stessa struttura: Machen si destreggia bene tra i misteri, creando situazioni ricche di suspense.

Books by Arthur Machen. A must for Lovecraft fans.

LovecraftI was hoping for another author of the same caliber and perhaps somewhat similar to Algernon Blackwood. For fans of the Victorian Gothic, Machen is essential and The Three Impostors is a great example – decadent, heathen and genuinely creepy.


The Three Impostors and Other Stories

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The book was published without incident. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Certainly some parts work well as short artthur in isolation but their necessity of fitting within the frame story is dubious. Machen’s influence on H. Jun 09, Jim Smith rated it it was amazing.

In many ways, this reads more like a fix-up of several short stories, than an actual novel. He is best known for his influential supernatural, fantasy, and horror fiction.

I do intend to go on and read the other two volumes in this series to see what else this author has to offer. The three impostors or The transmutations. En esta novela corta, se nos presenta a Mr. There is much mystery and supernatural overtone. Supposedly one of the grandfather’s of Weird fiction, an important influence on H.

At the age of eleven, Machen boarded at Hereford Cathedral School, where he received an excellent classical education. So recommended with reservations. 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.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. For example, in the first story “The Great God Pan” Machen talks of hills being oddly rounded and hints of something vaguely threatening about this. Paperbackpages.

And the three imposters in this series of linked short stories are, once you can untangle the convoluted narratives, involved in some pretty horrible stuff.


I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? 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. Open Preview See a Problem? Nov 22, David Davis rated it it was amazing Shelves: I have remarked in other reviews about the moral landscape of G.

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The Three Impostors and Other Stories by Arthur Machen

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. Arthur Machen is a a little-known author of weird stories who strongly influenced H.

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.