UNLIMITED Audiobooks and eBooks

Over 40,000 books & works on all major devices

Get ALL YOU CAN for FREE for 30 days!

The Terror

Arthur Machen

Book Overview: 

In rural England during the time of war, a rash of unsolved murders spawns conspiracy theories, paranoia, and fear as they search for a culprit, an explanation, and an end to the terror.

How does All You Can Books work?

All You Can Books gives you UNLIMITED access to over 40,000 Audiobooks, eBooks, and Foreign Language courses. Download as many audiobooks, ebooks, language audio courses, and language e-workbooks as you want during the FREE trial and it's all yours to keep even if you cancel during the FREE trial. The service works on any major device including computers, smartphones, music players, e-readers, and tablets. You can try the service for FREE for 30 days then it's just $19.99 per month after that. So for the price everyone else charges for just 1 book, we offer you UNLIMITED audio books, e-books and language courses to download and enjoy as you please. No restrictions.

Book Excerpt: 
. . .And it follows" therefore, that improbability is also the guide of life. When you get a very high degree of probability, that is, you are justified in taking it as a certainty; and on the other hand, if a supposition is highly improbable, you are justified in treating it as an impossible one. That is, in nine hundred and ninety-nine cases out of a thousand."

"How about the thousandth case?" said Remnant. "Supposing these extraordinary crimes constitute the thousandth case?"

The doctor smiled and shrugged his shoulders, being tired of the subject. But for some little time highly respectable members of Porth society would look suspiciously at one another wondering whether, after all, there mightn't be "something in it." However, both Mr. Remnant's somewhat crazy theory and Dr. Lewis's plausible theory became untenable when two more victims of an awful and mysterious death were offered up in, sacrifice, for a man was found dead in the Llanfihangel quarry, . . . Read More

Community Reviews

Asombrosa estructura. Casi un relato deconstruido. Muy moderna esa renuncia a construir un efecto.

Videorecensione: https://youtu.be/_fpnkCnMhNY

Bu kitabı keşfedip aldığımda yayınevini bilmediğim için çevirisinden korkarak okumaya başladım. Sonuçta çevirisi çok iyi olmasa da okumayı baltalayacak bir çeviri de değil. Bunun yanında kitapta epey yazım yanlışı ve harf hatası var.

Kitabın konusu hakkında ne söylesem spoiler olacağı için sadece kit

Τον Δεκέμβριο του 2011 διάβασα το διήγημα "Η μεγάλη επιστροφή", το οποίο οφείλω να παραδεχτώ ότι δεν μου είχε κάνει κάποια ιδιαίτερη εντύπωση (ούτε η γραφή, ούτε η ιστορία). Δεν ξέρω γιατί τότε δεν διάβασα και τη νουβέλα "Ο τρόμος" ή γιατί τόσα χρόνια δεν έτυχε να πέσει στα χέρια μου ο Μάχεν, πάντως

3.5 stars.

Most essential Machen work is from the 1890s, but The Terror is his most fully developed horror tale from his later career and of interest for those of us who prefer his darker fiction. This often waffling novella is meandering and less focused than his dark folk masterpieces The Hill of D

Esta es una de las historias menos conocidas de Arthur Machen; apenas se cita, y sin embargo es una joya imprescindible.

Los hechos que se cuentan en ‘El terror’ transcurren en el año 1915, en plena Primera Guerra Mundial, cuando el mundo civilizado estaba amenazado por Alemania. Machen juega con los

This short novel may not be Machen's best work, but it is his only serious—albeit indirect—attempt to address the effects of the international trauma which I believe precipitated his literary decline: the cumulative horror of the trenches of World War I.

“The Coming of the Terror,” a short story firs

View More Reviews