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Merritt, Abraham 1884-1943

Overview
Works: 148 works in 551 publications in 10 languages and 8,512 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Fantasy fiction  Horror films  Detective and mystery fiction  Paranormal fiction  Horror fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Fantasy fiction, American 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor
Classifications: PS3525.E676, 813.52
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The moon pool by Abraham Merritt( )

85 editions published between 1919 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 5,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set on the island of Ponape, full of ruins from ancient civilizations, the novel chronicles the adventures of a party of explorers who discover a previously unknown underground world full of strange peoples and super-scientific wonders. From the depths of this world, the party unwittingly unleashes the Dweller, a monstrous terror that threatens the islands of the South Pacific. Although Merritt did not invent the lost world novel, following in the footsteps of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Burroughs and others, he greatly elaborated upon that tradition. This new edition includes a biography of the author, and an introduction detailing Merritt's many sources and influences, including the occult, mythological, and scientific discourses of his day."--BOOK JACKET
The metal monster by Abraham Merritt( Book )

48 editions published between 1941 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four Americans discover an unmapped valley in Tibet, and are captured by an army clad in the battle dress of ancient Darius. They soon find themselves held captive by metal people. In the city of living metal, they meet Norhala, and, finally the metal emperor, himself
The ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merritt( Book )

51 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Kenton is sent to save the goddess of love from the black magic that divides her world from ours
Dwellers in the mirage by Abraham Merritt( Book )

31 editions published between 1932 and 2018 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leif Langdon was suddenly ripped from the 20th century and plunged into the ancient world of The Mirage. But his entrance into this awesome land awakened the slumbering Dwayanu, who in this strange incarnation was also Leif. Thus, two-men-in-one battle with the beautiful witch-woman Lur and the ethereal beauty Evalie for the glory of The Mirage
The face in the abyss by Abraham Merritt( Book )

30 editions published between 1923 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is full of weird imagination, marvelous writing, horror, beauty, and it may well be called the most "visual" book ever written for the world of fantasy. It is a grand book with a grand cast of characters. Visualize, if you are able, a monstrous head that cries tears of gold, locked deep in a cavern out of time forgotten. Consider also the incredible, Snake Mother, who is both human and reptilian, and her battle with the thing called the Lord of Evil
7 footprints to Satan by Abraham Merritt( Book )

33 editions published between 1928 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Kirkham is captured and has to play a rigged game against Satan in order to gain his freedom
Burn, witch, burn! by Abraham Merritt( Book )

45 editions published between 1933 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

BURN WITCH, BURN! is the incredible tale of an eminent brain specialist who is called upon to attend a strange case. A case in which a racketeer is the central figure, and there appears a mysterious Madame Mandilip, doll shop owner. The doctor has many opportunities to examine patients who suddenly die, leaving no trace of poison, drugs, hypodermics, punctures, wounds or bruises
The fox woman & other stories by Abraham Merritt( Book )

9 editions published between 1946 and 2003 in English and French and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creep, shadow! by Abraham Merritt( Book )

12 editions published between 1934 and 2018 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of Dr. Alan Caranac, a man recently returned to New York City from Africa, who, in investigating the suicide of a friend, eventually finds himself uncovering the age-old secrets of the Gatherer Within the Cairn
The story behind the story by Abraham Merritt( Book )

3 editions published in 1942 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Condensation and revision of letters by the author regarding his monthly selection of the outstanding article to be published in the American weekly. cf. Foreword
Hollywood legends of horror : 6 masterworks of terror( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plot for Doctor X: A monster lurks as a New York newspaperman investigates one of the "Moon Killer" murders in which victims are strangled, cannibalized, and surgically incised under the light of the full moon; plot for The return of Doctor X: A New York journalist finds himself out of a job when the actress that he reports as dead shows up alive and threatening to sue his newspaper; plot for Mark of the vampire: Local villagers believe a vampire is killing residents; plot for The mask of Fu Manchu: An infamous Asian mastermind and his diabolical daughter raid the tomb of Genghis Khan; plot for Mad love: An insane surgeon's obsession with an actress leads him to replace her pianist husband's wounded hands with those of a murderer; plot for The devil-doll: A Paris banker framed for robbery and murder escapes from prison with a scientist
Dwellers in the mirage and the face in the abyss by Abraham Merritt( Book )

8 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The black wheel by Abraham Merritt( Book )

3 editions published between 1948 and 1981 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When I signed aboard the Susan Ann as ship doctor for a Caribbean cruise, I expected a peaceful and panoramic voyage on the crystal green seas. Though I had been cautioned about the peculiar obsessions of Big Jim Benson, the owner of the Susan Ann, I wasn't too worried Benson's show clipper was a replica of the original his great grandfather had sailed, and at times Jim Benson bore an uncanny resemblance to Old Captain Benson. The trip ran smoothly - until the hurricane struck. When it ceased thirty-seven hours later. the mainmast had snapped, the radios were out, the engines had flooded, and four people were dead. For three days we drifted until we spied an island, with shout of relief, we anchored in a lush lagoon and began exploring our miseries had ended. However, we soon discovered a nameless pirate ship, an eerie black phantom half-buried in the sand, and when we unlocked the grisly secrets of the black ship, I knew the nightmare had just began
The fox woman and the blue pagoda and the black wheel by Abraham Merritt( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The moon pool by Abraham Merritt( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A. Merritt, reflections in the moon pool : a biography by Sam Moskowitz( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven footprints to Satan and Burn, witch, burn! by Abraham Merritt( Book )

4 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through the dragon glass by Abraham Merritt( )

6 editions published between 1948 and 2016 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This early work by Abraham Grace Merritt was originally published in 1917. 'Through the Dragon Glass' is a fantasy short story by the author of the 'Moon Pool'. It tells the tale of adventurous explorers who discover an unknown world. Abraham Grace Merritt - also known by his byline, A. Merritt - was born on the 20th January, 1884 in New Jersey, America. Merritt's stories typically revolved around conventional pulp magazine themes. His heroes are gallant Irishmen or Scandinavians, his villains treacherous Germans or Russians and his heroines often virginal, mysterious and scantily
Collected Short Stories by Abraham Merritt( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atlantides : les îles englouties( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
A. Merritt

Abraham Grace Merritt Amerikaans romanschrijver (1884-1943)

Abraham Merritt écrivain américain

Abraham Merritt giornalista e scrittore statunitense

Abraham Merritt US-amerikanischer Journalist und Autor

Merritt A.

Merritt, A. 1882-1943

Merritt, A. 1884-1943

Merritt, A. (Abraham)

Merritt, A. (Abraham), 1882-1943

Merritt, A. (Abraham), 1884-1943

Merritt Abraham Grace

Άμπρααμ Μέριτ Αμερικανός συγγραφέας

Абрахам Мерит

Абрахам Мерріт

Меррит А.

Меррит Абрахам

Мэррит, А 1882-1943

エイブラハム・メリット

メリット, A.

メリット, エイブラハム

Languages
English (310)

French (29)

German (12)

Spanish (10)

Russian (6)

Polish (4)

Dutch (4)

Japanese (3)

Italian (2)

Galician (1)