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    Description"A striking contribution to the literature of darkness." - Humbert Wolfe "A disturbing study of spiritual domination . . . subtle and terrifying." - Daily Telegraph "Mr. Onions is an inspired writer . . . A poet of prose." - John Betjeman When Peter Byles's father dies shortly before the boy's thirteenth birthday, the young orphan is sent to live at the Victorian Gothic mansion of his father's friend, Dr. Kornelius Voyt. Peter arrives at the dreary house, surprised to find that he sees nothing of the enigmatic Voyt, instead passing his time in lessons with a young German tutor. But it soon becomes clear to Peter that these lessons are only preparations for something much more sinister that Voyt intends to teach him. Voyt, unable either to hear or speak, has learned to compensate for his disability by developing extraordinary powers of the mind, powers which allow him to communicate telepathically, control the wills of others, and even inflict pain on those who anger him. Voyt has a terrifying vision of the world's future, and he is determined to use Peter as a pawn in his inscrutable plans. . . . Best known today for his ghost stories, Oliver Onions (1873-1961) was also a masterful novelist, and all his talents are on display in "The Hand of Kornelius Voyt" (1939), which, as Mark Valentine writes in the new introduction to this edition, "is a formidable achievement in sustaining an atmosphere of uncanny dread." This edition, the first in nearly fifty years, reprints the unabridged text of the rare first edition and features a reproduction of the original dust jacket illustration.


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    Title
    The Hand of Kornelius Voyt
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Oliver Onions, Introduction by Mark Valentine
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 238
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 304 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781939140043
    ISBN 10: 1939140048
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    DC21: 823.912
    DC22: 823.912
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FC, FH, FK
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T General Subject: 500
    DC22: 823/.912
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    LC subject heading: , ,
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 62
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000, FIC015000, FIC030000
    LC classification: PR6029.N54 H3 2013
    Edition statement
    Revised.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Valancourt Books
    Imprint name
    Valancourt Books
    Publication date
    31 March 2013