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The Devil in Manuscript And Other Tales of Forbidden Books

“The Green Book,” a small, unassuming diary of a young girl; an unheard of book of the Talmud known as the “Tractate Middoth”; “The King in Yellow,” a play that drives people to insanity; two mysterious grey stone plaques from the sands of Chaldea known as the “Tablets of The Gods”; “The Confessions of Constantine,” which drives its readers into a homicidal rage—these accursed books are the subject of this collection of olden tales.

Each of these tales features a forbidden book, most of which are detrimental to anyone who dares to read them. Some of them are ancient, while others are mass produced—either way they are all dangerous to read.

Many of these fictional books served as the inspiration for Lovecraft’s famed “Necronomicon,” as all of these authors were among his favorites (such as M.R. James, Arthur Machen, and Algernon Blackwood).

This collection is available on Amazon, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble for $1.49.  If you prefer, you can also buy directly from us via Payhip in all formats (.mobi, epub, and pdf).

Approx. 425 pages or 135,697 words long. 

As with all ebooks from The Forlorn Press, Forbidden Books contains a clickable table of contents.

Table of Contents:

The Tractate Middoth by M.R. James

The White People by Arthur Machen

The Devil in Manuscript by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

The Man Who Found Out (A Nightmare) by Algernon Blackwood

P.’s Correspondence by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Innmost Light by Arthur Machen

The Birthmark by Nathaniel Hawthorne

For Art’s Sake by Tod Robbins

Appendix: In Search of the Real Necronomicon by Osie Turner


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