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The White People by Arthur Machen
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The White People

by Arthur Machen

3 ratings, 2 reviews

Literary critics see Arthur Machen’s works as a significant part of the late Victorian revival of the gothic novel and the decadent movement of the 1890s, bearing direct comparison to the themes found in contemporary works like Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray. The White People is a highly influential horror story of a young girl’s discovery of ancient magic. It was written in the late 1890s as part of a longer unfinished novel, some sketches from which went into his book Ornaments in Jade. Fans of supernatural fiction often cite this story as a classic in the genre.

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3 ratings, 2 reviews
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Harlow Adams

October 24, 2012

imaginative! hmmm....Not quite sure what happened to the last prince. d(-.-)b

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Tricia Nord

September 11, 2012

Very mysterious and what childlike dreams nightmares are made of. A bit dark, but creates great images in your head. The narrator in this did a fantastic job. His voice rise and fell at just the right times. He read outloud as if he had read the story many times prior. My only issue, was his loud lip smacking, and dry nose that had a whistle that was very irritating. I wish he would have taken care of it. Very Alive in Wonderland