The Necromancer

Author: Karl Friedrich Kahlert,Peter Teuthold

Publisher: N.A


Category: Black Forest (Germany)

Page: N.A

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The Necromancer - Or, The Tale of the Black Forest (Fantasy and Horror Classics)

Author: Lawrence Flammenberg

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473355532

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 33

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“The Necromancer” is a 1794 Gothic novel written by Karl Friedrich Kahlert, published under the pseudonym 'Lawrence Flammenberg'. One of the seven 'horrid novels' ridiculed by Jane Austen in her famous novel “Northanger Abbey”, it contains a series of vivid stories concerning violence, hauntings, and the supernatural adventures of Helfried, Hermann, and the mysterious Necromancer, Volker. “The Necromancer” is told through multiple verbal or epistolary narratives from the perspective of different characters. These sequences became typical of the genre, as well as signposts for readers indicating that the work was fiction—or at least of dubious credibility. This early work of Gothic fiction constitutes a must-read for fans of the genre and is not to be missed by collectors. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-qual edition complete with the original text and artwork.

The Necromancer, Or, The Tale of the Black Forest

Author: Karl Friedrich Kahlert

Publisher: Valancourt Classics


Category: Fiction

Page: 198

View: 5088

"The hurricane was howling, the hailstones beating against windows, the hoarse croaking of the raven bidding adieu to autumn, and the weather-cock's dismal creaking joined with the mournful dirge of the solitary owl..." The Necromancer consists of a series of interconnected stories, all centering on the enigmatic figure of Volkert the Necromancer. Filled with murder, ghosts, and dark magic, and featuring a delirious and dizzying plot that almost defies comprehension, The Necromancer is one of the strangest horror novels ever written. One of the earliest Gothic bestsellers, The Necromancer was first published in 1794, and after more than two centuries still retains the power to thrill and fascinate readers. This edition includes a new preface which reveals for the first time ever the true identity of The Necromancer's author, as well as an original critical essay by Jeffrey Cass, analysing the novel from a modern queer theory standpoint. The complete text of three contemporary reviews and helpful annotations are also included to further enhance this edition.

The Necromancer

Author: Karl Friedrich Kahlert

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781703683493


Page: 260

View: 5870

The Necromancer; or, The Tale of the Black Forest is a Gothic novel by Ludwig Flammenberg first published in 1794. It is one of the seven 'horrid novels' lampooned by Jane Austen in Northanger Abbey, once thought not to exist except in the text of Northanger Abbey.