The White People and Other Weird Stories

The White People and Other Weird Stories

Book - 2011
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"Machen's weird tales of the creepy and fantastic finally come to Penguin Classics. With an introduction from S.T. Joshi, editor of AMERICAN SUPERNATURAL TALES, THE WHITE PEOPLE AND OTHER WEIRD STORIES is the perfect introduction to the father of weird fiction. The title story "The White People" is an exercise in the bizarre leaving the reader disoriented and on edge. From the first page, Machen turns even fundamental truths upside-down, as his character Ambrose explains, "there have been those who have sounded the very depths of sin, who all their lives have never done an 'ill deed'" setting the stage for a tale entirely without logic"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, New YOrk : Penguin Books, 2011
ISBN: 9780143105596
Branch Call Number: x
Characteristics: xxviii, 377 pages ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Joshi, S. T. 1958-


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Jan 28, 2018

A collection of short stories by a single author of various qualities. The works are mostly didactic and not really weird nor suspenseful. The stories contain many weak plot points. Plenty of other novels and short stories out there that are better then this.

May 12, 2015

Machen's another master of the " weird " tale, alongside Lovecraft and Poe.


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