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Jonathan Lewis has collected together a heady batch of short stories and excerpts of Egyptian mysticism and the supernatural, tales of mummies and reincarnation from such renown authors as Bram Stoker, Sax Rohmer, H. Rider Haggard. E. Hoffmann Price and Algernon Blackwood. Each story is placed into its proper historical context, showing how each helped build the ancient Egyptian supernatural fiction subgenre within the realm of weird and fantastic fiction. Here you will encounter Edgar Allan Poe's trenchant satire, "Some Words With a Mummy; " Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "Lot No. 249, " part mystery, part morality play; Frank Belknap Long's "The Dog-Eared God, " both a mummy story and a hallucinatory sojourn into the ancient Egyptian past; and an early tale from Tennessee Williams called "The Vengeance of Nitocris, " revived from the pages of Weird Tales.

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