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Master of His Fate

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Master of His Fate

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Author: J. MacLaren Cobban
Publisher: Dodo Press, 2007
Greenhill Books, 1987
D. Appleton & Company, 1890
Series: Greenhill Science Fiction Series: Book 8
Book Type: Novel
Genre: Fantasy
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Master of his Fate (October-December 1889 Blackwood's Magazine; 1890), whose protagonist, tortured by the need vampirically to drain the life energy of others to maintain his own Immortality, confesses all to an expert in the field of animal magnetism; and then - convulsively aged into an old man, as always happens before he feeds - kills himself.


The Hyacinth Club has the reputation of selecting it's members from amoung the freshest and most active spirits in literature, science and art. That is in a sense true, but activity in one or another of those fields is not a condition of membership; for, just as the listening Boswell was the necessary complement of the talking Johnson, so in the Hyacinth Club there is an indispensable contingent of passive members who find their liveliest satisfaction in listening and looking on, rather than speaking and doing. Something of the home principle of male and female is necessary for the completeness even of a club.

Copyright © 1890 by J. MacLaren Cobban


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