The Angel of the West Window by Gustav Meyrink

By Gustav Meyrink

A posh and bold novel which centres at the lifetime of the Elizabethan magus, John Dee, in England, Poland and Prague, because it intertwines earlier and current, desires and visions, fable and fact in an international of the occult, culminating within the transmutation of actual truth right into a greater non secular lifestyles. it was once presented The Occult booklet of the yr and it'll attract someone attracted to the occult, John Dee and Elizabethan period. The narrator believes he's turning into possessed by way of the spirit of his ancestor John Dee. The adventures of Dee and his disreputable colleague, an earless rogue known as Edmund Kelley, shape a rollicking sixteenth century version on Butch Cassidy and the Sundance child as they con their means throughout Europe in a flurry of alchemy and conjured spirits. At one point,Kelley even persuades Dee that the good fortune of an occult company relies on his drowsing with Dee's spouse. previous, current, and diverse supernatural dimensions turn into intertwined during this strange and punctiliously diverting story. Anne Billson within the instances

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They seldom spoke together, these two; yet there seemed a strange bond of sympathy between them. At last the first of July arrived, and Oscar was dispatched to the railway station, four miles distant, to meet Miss Elizabeth De Graf, the first of the nieces to appear in answer to Jane Merrick's invitation. Beth looked very charming and fresh in her new gown, and she greeted her aunt with a calm graciousness that would have amazed the professor to behold. She had observed carefully the grandeur and beauty of Elmhurst, as she drove through the grounds, and instantly decided the place was worth an effort to win.

This is Louise, I suppose," said Aunt Jane, stiffly. " "Tell me how you are," continued the girl, kneeling beside the chair and taking the withered hands gently in her own. "Do you suffer any? " "Get up," said the elder woman, roughly. " Louise laughed gaily. "Never mind the gown," she answered. "Tell me about yourself. " Aunt Jane's countenance relaxed a trifle. To speak of her broken health always gave her a sort of grim satisfaction. "I'm dying, as you can plainly see," she announced. "My days are numbered, Louise.

Louise asked, smiling. "Surely, two girls will have a better time in this lonely old place 51 than one could have alone. " "Thank you," said Beth. "That's a nice thing to say, but I doubt if it's true. Don't let's beat around the bush. " queried Louise, evidently amused. "It's plain to me that Aunt Jane has invited us here to choose which one of us shall inherit her money—and Elmhurst. " "Oh, yes, she has" corrected Louise. " Louise spoke as calmly as if she had not mailed Patricia's defiant letter to Aunt Jane, or discovered her cousin's identity in the little hair-dresser from Madame Borne's establishment.

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