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The Face in the Abyss

By: Abraham Merritt
Published By: Double9 Books
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American author A. wrote the fantasy book ''The Face in the Abyss.'' by Abraham Merritt. It consists of "The Snake Mother," the sequel to the novelette of the same name. Horace Liveright published it for the first time in its entirety in 1931. The first publication of the novelette "The Face in the Abyss" was in the September 8, 1923 issue of Argosy All-Story Weekly. Beginning on October 25, 1930, "The Snake Mother" was first published in Argosy as a serial in seven parts. American mining engineer Nicholas Graydon is the subject of the book. In South America, he runs upon Suarra, the handmaiden of the Snake Mother of Yu-Atlanchi, while looking for lost Inca wealth. She takes Graydon to a pit where the Lord of Evil Nimir is held captive in a face of gold. Graydon is spared by Suarra and the Snake Mother, joining them in their fight against Nimir, while his friends are turned into globules of gold by the face due to their avarice. The most "visual" novel ever written for the world of fantasy, this great narrative is full of strange ideas, wonderful prose, horror, and beauty. A grand book with a grand cast of characters is The Face in the Abyss.

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Abraham Merritt

Abraham Grace Merritt, well known by his byline A. Merritt, was an American Sunday magazine editor and weird fiction author who lived from January 20, 1884, to August 21, 1943. In its fourth class, which included two writers who had passed away and two who were still alive, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame admitted him in 1999. Merritt was one of the highest-paid journalists of his time, earning over $25,000 a year by 1919. A hypochondriac, he talked endlessly about his medical symptoms. Lived in Queens, New York City, and owned thousands of volumes of occult literature. Richard Shaver and H. P. Lovecraft both owed a lot to Merritt. The Ship of Ishtar and Dwellers in the Mirage are listed as two of the 100 Best Books by Michael Moorcock and James Cawthorn. Robert Bloch included Burn Witch Burn on his list of favorite horror novels. "Three Lines of Old French," Merritt's first published fantasy tale, was released in 1917. The Munsey publications thereafter published more short tales and novels in serial form. A few of his stories appeared elsewhere: The Pool of the Stone God (American Weekly, 1923), The Metal Emperor (Science and Invention, 1927), and The Drone Man (Fantasy Magazine, 1934).

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 244 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357271023
  • ISBN-13: 9789357271028
  • Item Weight: 292.8g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 13.6 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure, Fiction / Fantasy / General