Author: Dennis Wheatley
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 3743884933
Category: Fiction
Page: 223
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Dennis Wheatley (* 8. Januar 1897; + 10. November 1977) war einer der bekanntesten und erfolgreichsten englischen Autoren des Okkult-Horror-Romans. Er sagte über seinen Roman Diener der Finsternis: "Sollte sich irgendwer unter meinen Lesern zu einem ernsthaften Studium dieses Gebietes entschließen, so fühle ich mich dazu verpflichtet, ihn nachdrücklich davor zu warnen, sich in irgendeiner Form an der Ausübung der Schwarzen Kunst zu beteiligen (oder beteiligen zu lassen). Meine eigenen Beobachtungen haben mich zu der sicheren Überzeugung geführt, dass er sich ansonsten Gefahren einer überaus realen und konkreten Natur aussetzt." Diener der Finsternis wurde im Jahr 1967 von dem legendären Hammer-Studio verfilmt (deutscher Verleihtitel: Die Braut des Teufels, Regie: Terence Fisher), mit Christopher Lee als Herzog von Richleau, Niké Arrighi als Tanith Carlisle, Leon Greene als Rex Van Ryn und Sarah Lawson als Marie Eaton. Der Roman erscheint als durchgesehene Neuausgabe in der Reihe APEX HORROR.

The Occult World

Author: Christopher Partridge
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317596765
Category: Religion
Page: 780
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This volume presents students and scholars with a comprehensive overview of the fascinating world of the occult. It explores the history of Western occultism, from ancient and medieval sources via the Renaissance, right up to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and contemporary occultism. Written by a distinguished team of contributors, the essays consider key figures, beliefs and practices as well as popular culture.

A History of Horrors

The Rise and Fall of the House of Hammer
Author: Denis Meikle,Christopher T. Koetting
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810863545
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 295
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This revised and updated edition of A History of Horrors traces the life and 'spirit' of Hammer, from its fledgling days in the late 1940s through its successes of the 1950s and '60s to its decline and eventual liquidation in the late 1970s. With the exclusive participation of all of the personnel who were key to Hammer's success, Denis Meikle paints a vivid and fascinating picture of the rise and fall of a film empire, offering new and revealing insights into 'the truth behind the legend.' Much has been written about Hammer's films, but this is the only book to tell the story of the company itself from the perspective of those who ran it in its heyday and who helped to turn it into a universal byword for terror on the screen.

The Duke de Richleau Series

Author: Dennis Wheatley
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1448215080
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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All 11 thrilling Duke de Richleau stories, available in one volume for the first time! Follow the aristocratic adventurer as he spies for the British in WWI, rescues friends from the Soviet Union and battles Nazi occultists in Haiti. THE PRISONER IN THE MASK VENDETTA IN SPAIN THE SECOND SEAL THREE INQUISITIVE PEOPLE THE FORBIDDEN TERRITORY THE DEVIL RIDES OUT THE GOLDEN SPANIARD CODEWORD GOLDEN FLEECE STRANGE CONFLICT GATEWAY TO HELL DANGEROUS INHERITANCE TO THE DEVIL A DAUGHTER THE SATANIST

The Devil Rides Out

Author: Dennis Wheatley
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1448212561
Category: Fiction
Page: 305
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The aristocratic Duke de Richleau faces new, sinister challenges in this macabre tale of the dark arts. When his good friend Simon Aron's naïve curiosity is tested, the Duke, along with his ever-patient friends Rex Van Ryn, and Richard Eaton, must intricately plot a means of both physical and spiritual rescue. But with Van Ryn's affections for a beautiful woman caught in the web of Satanists, and Eaton's ongoing scepticism, they all risk being brought to the verge of madness through dabbling with the powers of evil. From London to the West Country, the slums of Paris to a Christian monastery, the action of this powerful occult thriller moves with fantastic, compelling force.

Survey of modern fantasy literature

Author: Frank Northen Magill
Publisher: Salem Pr Inc
Category: Fantasy literature
Page: 2538
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Provides individual essay-reviews of 500 titles, series, and collections written by some of the most respected writers of fantasy. Also includes 19 topical essays, Chronology, and Annotated bibliography and a Bibliography of fantasy anthologies.

The Fantasy Book

An Illustrated History from Dracula to Tolkien
Author: Franz Rottensteiner
Publisher: Free Press
Category: Fantasy fiction
Page: 160
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Author: Tim Cottrill,Martin H. Greenberg,Charles G. Waugh
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780824086718
Category: Reference
Page: 398
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Dennis Wheatley

Churchill's Storyteller
Author: Craig Cabell
Publisher: Spellmount, Limited Publishers
Category: History
Page: 271
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Few people are aware that Dennis Wheatley, in his day one of the biggest selling novelists in the world, spent the Second World War as a member of Winston Churchill's Joint Planning Staff. Wheatley's job was to confuse the enemy by writing "plausible official documents" and to feed them to the Nazis. Here is that little known and intriguing story, drawn from previously unpublished restricted papers, and with a foreword by one of today's best-selling authors, Frederick Forsyth.

Encyclopedia of Adventure Fiction

Author: Don D'Ammassa
Publisher: Facts on File
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 306
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Presents more than one hundred articles on books, authors, and genres of adventure fiction, from "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" to "The Wreck of the Mary Deare."

Shadows in the attic

a guide to British supernatural fiction, 1820-1950
Author: Neil Wilson
Publisher: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 554
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Imaginary People

A Who's who of Fictional Characters from the Eighteenth Century to the Present Day
Author: David Pringle
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing
Category: Reference
Page: 296
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A new edition of the who's who of over 1,400 fictional characters whose names are sometimes so familiar it's difficult to remember they're imaginary. Included in the biographical parade is Ben Casey, Casper, and Fitzwilliam Darcy, a compendium of high, low, and no brow at all, each exactly recorded with a snippet of biographical anecdote. The reference is as equally useful for scholarly work as it is for killing time in aimless pursuits of information. Distributed by Ashgate. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Golden Labyrinth

Author: Steve Earles
Publisher: Noir Pub
ISBN: 9780953656493
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 255
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The first comprehensive study of the films of Guillermo del Toro. Now having directed the forthcoming Peter Jackson production of The Hobbit, del Toro seems set to become the future of the 21st-century fantasy film. The Golden Labyrinth covers all of del Toro's work to date but goes even further, exploring the inspiration, genesis and production of unique films such as Cronos, Hellboy or Pan's Labyrinth.