Poltarnees, Beholder of Ocean

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Toldees, Mondath, Arizim, these are the Inner Lands, the lands whose sentinels upon their borders do not behold the sea. Beyond them to the east there lies a desert, for ever untroubled by man: all yellow it is, and spotted with shadows of stones, and Death is in it, like a leopard lying in the sun. To the south they are bounded by magic, to the west by a mountain, and to the north by the voice and anger of the Polar wind. Like a great wall is the mountain to the west. It comes up out of the distance and goes down into the distance again, and it is named Poltarnees, Beholder of Ocean.
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Though during his lifetime the Irish nobleman Lord Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, the 18th Baron Dunsany, was perhaps regarded as a minor talent, his somber short fantasies and novels had a significant impact on the development of fantasy and horror fiction. In real life, Dunsany was as interesting and versatile as anyone about whom he wrote. He was an African big-game hunter, a soldier in both the Boer War and World War I, and was wounded in the 1916 Irish Easter Rebellion. He was also the national chess champion of Ireland. Dunsany's first short story collection, The Gods of Pegana, was published in 1905 and was soon followed by other fantasy anthologies, including Time and the Gods (1906) and The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories (1908), among others. These stories are distinguished by their elegant, fairy tale settings and Dunsany's unique, macabre sense of humor. Dunsany's novels, such as The King of Elfland's Daughter (1924) and The Charwoman's Shadow (1926), are considered fantasy classics. Although Dunsany wrote prodigiously and with great versatility throughout his life, many regard his early, highly stylized short fiction to be his best work, and his most important.

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Simon and Schuster
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Published on
Aug 24, 2015
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Pages
13
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ISBN
9781681463186
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English
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Fiction / Classics
Fiction / General
Fiction / Short Stories (single author)
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The supernatural tales of the Welsh mystic author Arthur Machen have played an instrumental, though in recent times semi-forgotten part in the history of horror fiction. Famous tales such as ‘The Great God Pan’ and ‘The Hill of Dreams’ have intrigued readers for over a hundred years, retaining the same raw power that first shocked Victorian readers. This comprehensive collection offers the most complete edition of Arthur Machen possible in the US, with all the fiction except for one obscure short story collection. The compressive eBook provides numerous illustrations, informative introductions, many rare non-fiction works and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Machen's life and works
* Concise introductions to the novels and other texts
* ALL four novels, with individual contents tables
* Rare novels like THE GREEN ROUND appear here for the first time in digital print
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* Rare short story collections like THE CHRONICLE OF CLEMENDY, appearing in print for the first time in many years
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Please note: ‘The House of the Hidden Light’ cannot appear in this collection due to being published for the first time in 2003 and therefore not being in the public domain. Once new texts enter the public domain, they will be added to the eBook as a free update.

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The Novels
THE HILL OF DREAMS
THE TERROR
THE SECRET GLORY
THE GREEN ROUND

The Shorter Fiction
THE CHRONICLE OF CLEMENDY: OR THE HISTORY OF THE IX JOYOUS JOURNEYS. CARBONNEK
THE GREAT GOD PAN, AND THE INMOST LIGHT
THE THREE IMPOSTORS: OR THE TRANSMUTATIONS
THE HOUSE OF SOULS
THE ANGELS OF MONS
THE GREAT RETURN
THE SHINING PYRAMID, 1923
THE SHINING PYRAMID, 1924
THE GLORIOUS MYSTERY
THE COSY ROOM AND OTHER STORIES
THE CHILDREN OF THE POOL, AND OTHER STORIES
UNCOLLECTED TALES

The Short Stories
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Poems
LIST OF POEMS

The Non-Fiction
THE MEMOIRS OF JACQUES CASANOVA DE SEINGALT, 1725-1798
THE ANATOMY OF TOBACCO
HIEROGLYPHICS
DR STIGGINS: HIS VIEWS AND PRINCIPLES
MISCELLANEOUS ESSAYS

The Criticism
ARTHUR MACHEN: A NOVELIST OF ECSTASY AND SIN by Vincent Starrett

The Autobiography
FAR OFF THINGS

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