Cover image for The world of Lore. Dreadful places / Aaron Mahnke.
The world of Lore. Dreadful places / Aaron Mahnke.
The world of Lore. Dreadful places / Aaron Mahnke.
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First edition.
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New York : Del Rey, [2018]
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329 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Cities of shadow. Dark imports ; A dead end ; Everything floats ; Downriver ; A way inside ; Behind closed doors -- Inside these walls. Echoes ; Southern drama ; Behind the door ; A bad spirit ; Steam and gas ; In the bag ; If walls could talk ; Withering Heights ; Locked away -- Distant shores. Bite marks ; The cave ; The king ; The mountain ; Within the walls ; The tainted well -- Deep and dark. Rope and railing ; I die ; All gone ; Rearranged ; The big chill ; When the bow breaks -- Off the beaten path. In the dark ; An angel among us ; A bridge too far ; A leg up ; A head of steam ; A deadly past ; For want of cider ; In the woods ; Broken fingernails ; Going viral ; The red coats.
"Sometimes you walk into a room, a building, or even a town, and you feel it. Something seems off--an atmosphere that leaves you oddly unsettled, with a sense of lingering darkness. Join Aaron Mahnke, the host of the popular podcast Lore, as he explores some of these dreadful places and the history that haunts them. Mahnke takes us to Colorado and the palatial Stanley Hotel, where wealthy guests enjoyed views of the Rocky Mountains at the turn of the twentieth century--and where, decades later, a restless author would awaken from a nightmare, inspired to write one of the most revered horror novels of all time. Mahnke also crosses land and sea to visit frightful sites--from New Orleans to Richmond, Virginia, to the brooding, ancient castles of England--each with its own echoes of dark deeds, horrible tragedies, and shocking evil still resounding. Filled with evocative illustrations, this eerie tour of lurid landmarks and doomed destinations is just the ticket to take armchair travelers with a taste for the macabre to places they never thought they'd visit in their wildest, scariest dreams. This volume includes some of the best stories from the Lore podcast, such as "Echoes," "Withering Heights," and "Behind Closed Doors" as well as rare material"--Amazon.
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