Synopses & Reviews
H. P. Lovecraft declared Arthur Machen (1863-1947) to be a modern master of fiction who could create "cosmic fear raised to its most artistic pitch." This third volume of Machen's work contains an influential short novel, "The Terror," as well as twelve short stories by turns unusual, comical, mordant, and investigative. All are rarely seen now. A short essay, "Literature of the Occult," completes the book. The seam of events uniting reality and the mystical is frequently alluded to or described.This book is one in an expanding collection of Cthulhu Mythos horror fiction. Call of Cthulhu(R) fiction focuses on single entities, related topics, and authors significant to readers and fans of H. P. Lovecraft.ContentsIntroduction by S.T. JoshiThe Terror (complete) The Lost ClubMunitions of WarThe Islington MysteryJohnny DoubleThe Cosy RoomOpening the DoorThe Children of the PoolThe Bright BoyOut of the PictureChangeThe Dover RoadRitualLiterature of the Occult (a short essay).