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The Hill of Dreams

by Arthur Machen

The childhood of Lucian Taylor in rural Wales is recounted, particularly the old Roman fort where Lucian has strange, sensual visions of the town in the time of Roman Britain. Further description of Lucian's adult attempts to make a living as an author in London, and the poverty and suffering that is found in the pursuit of art.

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