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Descent into Hell

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Published: 1937
Language: English
Wordcount: 73,321 / 201 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.5
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 7,821
Added to site: 2008.09.07 22008

"It is satire, romance, thriller, morality, and glimpses of eternity all rolled into one." --The New York Times.

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low voice, "I told you, Hugh, she'll ruin the whole thing. She's got no idea of mass. she ought to block it violently and leave it without a name. I wouldn't even have 'Chorus'. I hope he won't give way, but he's rather weak."

However, Stanhope was, in the politest language, declining to have anything of the sort. "Call it the Chorus," he said, "or if you like I'll try and find a name for the leader, and the rest can just dance and sing. But I'm afraid 'Leaf-Spirits' would be misleading."

"What about'Chorus of Nature-Powers'?" asked Miss Fox, but Stanhope only said, smiling, "You will try and make the trees friendly," which no one quite understood, and shook his head again.

Prescott asked: "Incidentally, I suppose they will be women?"

Mrs. Parry had said, "O, of course, Mr. Prescott," before the question reached her brain. When it did, she added, "At least...I naturally took it for granted.... They are feminine, aren't they?"

Still hankering after mass, Adela said, "It sounds

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 2.3 from 3 reviews: ***
JoJo Biggins

Gave up after skimming half the book. It never gets interesting, and the style is ancient. Skip it.


Rambling, incoherent, and boring.

I found this fascinating. If you can get past the first 30 pages, it\'s hard to put down. It may be difficult to adjust to Williams\' fluid perception of the supernatural and natural world, but once you do it\'s that strangest of things - a hopeful horror story.



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