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The Mammoth Book of Folk Horror: Evil Lives On in the Land!
 

The Mammoth Book of Folk Horror: Evil Lives On in the Land! (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

Edited by Jones, Stephen
By (photographer) Smith, Michael Marshall

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Welcome to a landscape of ancient evil . . . with stories by masters of horror Arthur Machen, Algernon Blackwood, H. P. Lovecraft, M. R. James , Ramsey Campbell, Storm Constantine, Christopher Fowler, Alison Littlewood, Kim Newman, Reggie Oliver , Michael Marshall Smith, Karl Edw...ard Wagner, and more! The darkness that endures beneath the earth . . . the disquiet that lingers in the woodland surrounding a forgotten path . . . those ancient traditions and practices that still cling to standing stone circles, earthworks, and abandoned buildings; elaborate rituals that invoke elder gods or nature deities; the restless spirits and legendary creatures that remain connected to a place or object, or exist in deep wells and lonely pools of water, waiting to ensnare the unwary traveler . . . These concepts have been the archetypes of horror fiction for decades, but in recent years they have been given a name: Folk Horror. This type of storytelling has existed for more than a century. Authors Arthur Machen, Algernon Blackwood, H. P. Lovecraft, and M. R. James all published fiction that had it roots in the notion of the supernatural being linked to objects or places left behind. All four writers are represented in this volume with powerful, and hopefully unfamiliar, examples of their work, along with newer exponents of the craft such as Ramsey Campbell, Storm Constantine, Christopher Fowler, Alison Littlewood, Kim Newman, Reggie Oliver, and many others. Illustrated with the atmospheric photography of Michael Marshall Smith, the stories in The Mammoth Book of Folk Horror tap into an aspect of folkloric tradition that has long been dormant, but never quite forgotten, while the depiction of these forces as being in some way natural in no way detracts from the sense of nameless dread and escalating horror that they inspire . . .
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ISBN 9781510749863
Released NZ 1 Dec 2021
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Availability
Available for pre-order, ships once released

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ISBN-13 9781510749863
Stock Release date is 1 December 2021
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
Imprint Skyhorse Publishing
Released 1 Dec 2021
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Jones, Stephen
By (photographer) Smith, Michael Marshall
Category Horror & Ghost Stories
Number of Pages 552
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 36mm
Dewey Code 808.838738
Weight 608g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Horror tales
NBS Text Horror & Ghost Stories
ONIX Text General/trade

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