by Arthur MachenI found this book in a second hand shop in the 80s. It was published in 1924 and is number 491 of an edition of 1000, signed by the author. The slipcase was torn and tattered but the book itself was in fairly good condition. The book is only 46 pages long but it collects ten of Machen's very brief stories. They feel like an experiment. The writing is exquisite yet they are mainly atmospheric set-pieces, wonderful to read but not nearly in the class of Machen's great ghost tales. Still it is a fine book to own and gaze at occasionally despite the wear and tear it received before I rescued it. There should be a shelter for abused books.
|Title||Ornaments in Jade|
|eBook format||Hardcover, (torrent)|
|File size||4 Mb|
|Book rating||4.5 (18 votes)