The Book of the Damned

The Book of the Damned

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This Encyclopedia Forteana anthologizes the cult heroa€™s four classic works on the strange, the unexplained, and the just plain weird: The Book of the Damned, Lo!, Wild Talents, and New Lands. It features Forta€™s complete, unabridged text and a subject index. Here are the four books that invented our understanding of the paranormal. These are cult hero Charles Forta€™s defining records of bizarre, haunting, strange, and inexplicable a€œfactsa€ for which science cannot account: Frogs falling from the skies. Mysterious airships in an age before flight. Monsters. Poltergeists. Floating islands. Teleportation (a term Fort invented). These are the works that moved novelist Theodore Dreiser to write: a€œTo me no one in the world has suggested the underlying depths and mysteries and possibilities as has Fort. To me he is simply stupendous.a€ Now, Forta€™s classic investigations are newly collected with a preface by biographer Jim Steinmeyer. Complete with a full subject index, here is the definitive Fort anthology for our times.The girl had been sent back to the orphan asylum, from which she had been adopted, because the fires had been attributed to her. ... The reporter asked Mrs. Dawson whether the girl had any knowledge of chemistry. According to him, the answer was that this little girl, aged 14, who had been brought up in an orphan asylum, was ... Since about his 12th birthday, fires had often broken out, in his presence.

Title:The Book of the Damned
Author:Charles Fort
Publisher:Penguin - 2008-05-01


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