The White People


Read by Charlie Blakemore

(4.5 stars; 33 reviews)

Literary critics see Arthur Machen’s works as a significant part of the late Victorian revival of the gothic novel and the decadent movement of the 1890s, bearing direct comparison to the themes found in contemporary works like Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray. The White People is a highly influential horror story of a young girl’s discovery of ancient magic. It was written in the late 1890s as part of a longer unfinished novel, some sketches from which went into his book Ornaments in Jade. Fans of supernatural fiction often cite this story as a classic in the genre. (Summary by Charlie Blakemore and Wikipedia)

(1 hr 49 min)

Chapters

The White People 1 23:23 Read by Charlie Blakemore
The White People 2 50:54 Read by Charlie Blakemore
The White People 3 35:03 Read by Charlie Blakemore

Reviews

(5 stars)

maybe the best horror story of all time

(4.5 stars)

Interesting story. Narrator is very good but needs to edit out a few stumbles and less than appealing mouth noises. aside from that, excellent!

(5 stars)

Enjoyable eccentric dialogue story of a type one time popular. Compare this discussion of sin and evil as a positive force with Augustine's insistence that evil is a lack or a negative

Machen's "The White People"

(4.5 stars)

Makes medievalism seem intelligent and relevant despite having been maligned for the past five hundred years by the renaissance, enlightenment and modernism.

Amazing descriptions

(5 stars)

Not really about much, but incredibly vivid writing of absolutely surreal happenings.

(5 stars)

superior reading! it's read as one would read to themselves. damn superior.

(5 stars)

Excellent reading! This gent had a steady voice and captured the feel of the narration. Fully worthy of this tale.

Great pronunciation and characterization !

(5 stars)

Once again, an Arthur Machen tale told with a great degree of empathy and characterization; higher register for female voices, lower for male. Diction and delivery were superlative. Wonderful example of what LibriVox can deliver. Give us more Arthur Machen !!!