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The Three Impostors
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The Three Impostors

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Author: Arthur Machen
Publisher: Chaosium, 2001
Ballantine Books, 1972
Bodley Head, 1895
Series: Call of Cthulhu: Book 12
Book Type: Collection
Genre: Horror
Sub-Genre Tags: Lovecraftian/Cthulhu Mythos
Weird (Horror)
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Arthur Machen (1863-1947), popular Welsh writer of the bizarre and fantastic, created some of the finest horror stories ever written. On the surface, everything appears normal and cheerful in this bustling suburb of neatly laid out homes and well-trimmed hedges. But nothing is really as it seems. For in this world of impostors, conspiracies combine with dark forces to veil a once-ordinary London neighborhood in a cloud of mystery and fear.

A masterpiece of Gothic horror and suspense that inspired such writers as H. P. Lovecraft, The Three Impostors is Machen's famous collection of "weird tales" — a string of shocking short stories woven together with a fine narrative thread. Rich with terror, adventure, satire, deception, and dreamlike fantasy, it is a classic of occult literature written by a stylistic master.


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  (12/4/2016)

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