The Cosy Room And Other Stories.

By: Machen, Arthur

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A collection of essays, mystically poetic fragments, and supernatural tales, first published by Rich & Cowan: London in 1936. This new edition adds a 14-page introduction by James Machin.

''a collection of Arthur Machen’s short stories curated by John Gawsworth (aka Fytton Armstrong) in 1936. As well as exhuming some very early tales published in the first half of the 1890s, Gawsworth included Machen’s decadent prose poems from Ornaments in Jade, and later work commissioned by Lady Cynthia Asquith for collections such as The Ghost Book (1926) and Shudders (1929). Among other curious items, The Cosy Room collected ‘The Islington Mystery’, an account of the likely murder of a taxidermist’s wife by her husband; but the highlight of the collection is ‘N’, the only original contribution to The Cosy Room, and perhaps the most interesting and thought-provoking story of Arthur Machen’s later career - a distillation of many ideas he had previously explored, but they are perhaps more perfectly expressed in this tale than in any other''.

Title: The Cosy Room And Other Stories.

Author Name: Machen, Arthur

Categories: Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire., NEW BOOKS IN STOCK,

Edition: First edition thus (& 1st printing).

Publisher: Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire.: 2016.

ISBN Number: 1905784813

ISBN Number 13: 9781905784813

Binding: Hardcover.

Book Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Seller ID: 41204