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About the Author: Abraham Grace Merritt

Abraham Grace Merritt, wrote under the name of A.Merritt, born in New Jersey, moved as a child to Philadelphia, Pa. in 1894, began studying law and than switched to journalism . Later a very popular writer, starting in 1919, of the teens , twenties and thirties, horror and fantasy, genres. King of the purple prose, most famous, The Moon Pool, a south seas, lost island civilization, hidden underground and The Ship of Ishtar, an Arabian Nights, type fable, and six other novels and short stories collections ( he had written , at first, just for fun ).Nobody could do that variety, better, sold millions of books in his career. The bright man, became editor of the most successful magazine during the Depression, The American Weekly , with a fabulous $100,000, in salary. A great traveler, in search of unusual items, he collected. His private library of 5,000 volumes, had many of the occult macabre kind .Yet this talented author is now largely been forgotten.


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Paperback, Published in Feb 2010 by Phoenix Pick

ISBN10: 160450448X | ISBN13: 9781604504484

Page count: 268

Merritt's science fiction and fantasy inspired many to become future writers in the field. His influence is widespread and continues to the present day. **** The Moon Pool is his seminal piece. It is a haunting tale of "fantasy, romance, adventure; something of a mystery, something of the supernatural." (New York Times Book Review). **** The story details the adventures of Walter Goodwin, who leads an expedition to rescue those who have fallen victim to the Dweller The Dweller is a being of enormous power, unimaginable terror and great beauty, created by the ancient inhabitants of the mythic land of Mauria, deep within the bowels of the earth. **** This student edition contains critical essays by Hugo winning Cory Panshin and Paul Cook, Principal Lecturer (English) at Arizona State University.

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