Seven Footprints to Satan

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      Seven Footprints to Satan
 E-Pub Author A. Merritt – johndore.co.uk
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  • Seven Footprints to Satan
  • A. Merritt
  • 22 May 2017

About the Author: A. Merritt

Abraham Grace Merritt, wrote under the name of A Merritt, born in New Jersey, moved as a child to Philadelphia, Pa in 1894, began studying law and than switched to journalism Later a very popular writer, starting in 1919, of the teens, twenties and thirties, horror and fantasy, genres King of the purple prose, most famous, The Moon Pool, a south seas, lost island civilization, hidden underground and The Ship of Ishtar, an Arabian Nights, type fable, and six other novels and short stories collections he had written, at first, just for fun Nobody could do that variety, better, sold millions of books in his career The bright man, became editor of the most successful magazine during the Depression, The American Weekly , with a fabulous 100,000, in salary A great traveler, in search of unusual items, he collected His private library of 5,000 volumes, had many of the occult macabre kind Yet this talented author is now largely been forgotten.



      Seven Footprints to Satan
This eBook edition of Seven Footprints to Satan has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices.James Kirkham is a fearless explorer, who came back to New York from a very profitable trip in China He gets kidnapped off the streets of downtown Manhattan by the minions of a crime lord and evil genius who calls himself Satan Kirkham finds himself in Satan s lair with many other famous people trapped or blackmailed by Satan, and forced to play a game of seven footprints Kirkham winds up a bond servant to Satan, and is compelled to commit various fantastic crimes while in his service. Free Download Seven Footprints to Satan by A. Merritt For Kindle ePUB or eBook – johndore.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “ Seven Footprints to Satan

  1. Henry Avila says:

    They found Satan in the suburbs of New York City, Long Island, to be exact You reply on the street, that s not news, the Devil manipulates the Stock Market, again, give me something I haven t heard before Lucifer has a vast treasure trove, looted, the biggest in history, in his massive, secluded, mansion, on the north shore, you yawn and walk away Jim Kirkham is back from China, where the adventurer, had a very profitable trip, stealing finding jade, in a Tomb , and selling them to a They found Satan in the suburbs of New York City, Long Island, to be exact You reply on the street, that s not news, the Devil manipulates the Stock Market, again, give me something I haven t heard before Lucifer has a vast treasure trove, looted, the biggest in history, in his massive, secluded, mansion, on the north shore, you yawn and walk away Jim Kirkham is back from China, where the adventurer, had a very profitable trip, stealing finding jade, in a Tomb , and selling them to a fat cat, in Gotham, who to s...

  2. Sandy says:

    Readers of Abraham Merritt s first four novels The Moon Pool, The Metal Monster, The Face in the Abyss and The Ship of Ishtar may feel a little surprised as they get into his fifth, Seven Footprints to Satan Whereas those earlier fantasy masterpieces featured exotic locales such as the Pacific islands, the Himalayas and Peru extravagant purple prose, dense with hyperadjectival descriptions and living light creatures, metallic sentient cubes, a lost semireptilian race and battling Readers of Abraham Merritt s first four novels The Moon Pool, The Metal Monster, The Face in the Abyss and The Ship of Ishtar may feel a little surprised as they get into his fifth, Seven Footprints to Satan Whereas those earlier fantasy masterpieces fea...

  3. Dfordoom says:

    This is part horror, part adventure and part crime novel A bit like a combination of Fu Manchu and Indiana Jones But a much much less racist version of Fu Manchu It involves an intrepid explorer who finds himself ensnared by a diabolical criminal mastermind who calls himself Satan The seven footprints of the title are a wonderful idea they re the footsteps of the infant Buddha, some of which were turned to evil...

  4. Pam Baddeley says:

    This novel, first published in 1928, and probably a magazine serial before that, differs from the other novels I ve read by this author In this, although there is a hinting at a supernatural element, everything in it is explicable by technology and trickery, and it falls ratherinto the fast paced detective thriller adventure genre of the time with lots of action Briefly, the hero, James Kirkham, is an adventurer known for retrieving ancient artefacts sometimes in rather daring fashion This novel, first published in 1928, and probably a magazine serial before that, differs from the other novels I ve read by this author In this, although there is a hinting at a supernatural element, everything in it is explicable by technology and trickery, and it falls ratherinto the fast paced detective thriller adventure genre of the time with lots of action Briefly, the hero, James Kirkham, is an adventurer known for retrieving ancient artefacts sometimes in rather daring fashion a sort of Indiana Jones before that character was even thought of At the start, he has been well paid for one of these missions, but has just lost the lot in bad investments on the stock market which turn out to have been delibe...

  5. Derek says:

    Merritt is all about the spectacle Every single story climaxes around some magnificent set piece and then obliterates itself in cataclysm, usually with the hero and heroine love interest barely escaping the conflagration And usually well before that the hero is forced to be witness to some other over the top elaborate set piece spectacle.Which is weird, in this case, because the best part is not the final conflagration but in the tense, quiet introduction as Kirkham is delicately captured and Merritt is all about the spectacle Every single story climaxes around some magnificent set p...

  6. Leothefox says:

    The second round with A Merritt presents some interesting parallels It s the story of an explorer who is kidnapped to a massive estate by a villain called Satan who controls powerful people by forcing them to gamble with him in a sort of a weird gameshow Our hero tries to bide his time and pretend to go along with Satan s plan while becoming obsessed with a woman who aided in his kidnapping It s like the 60s The Saint movie The Fiction Makers crossed with The Running Man film, not bo The second round with A Merritt presents some interesting parallels It s the story of an explorer who is kidnapped to a massive estate by a villain called Satan who controls powerful people by forcing them to gamble with him in a sort of a weird gameshow Our hero tries to bide his time and pretend to go along with Satan s plan while becoming obsessed with a woman who aided in his kidnapping It s like the 60s The Saint movie The Fiction Makers crossed with The Running Man film, not book , with heavy doses of Howard s Skullface , and Rohmer s Fu Manchu It s a 1920s product, relying on different notions of honor, courage, etc Coincidence is a major factor, too These are factors that tend to make for a period throwaway, but Merritt s style and imagination sustain it On a side note, I love the old pulp stuff better than anything, but what the hell was with writers in the 20s and over selling character s accents In The Blind ...

  7. Johnny says:

    Originally published in 1928, Seven Footprints to Satan one ups the standard pulp formula of a world famous explorer who recovered a valuable artifacts with great dollops of wit and courage, only to find that her his success provided a springboard into somethingdangerous and mysterious Thatdangerous and mysterious situation usually involves a criminal mastermind with massive resources in terms of both wealth and minions combined with some scientific or supernatural power that enable Originally published in 1928, Seven Footprints to Satan one ups the standard pulp formula of a world famous explorer who recovered a valuable artifacts with great dollops of wit and courage, only to find that her his success provided a springboard into somethingdangerous and mysterious Thatdangerous and mysterious situation usually involves a criminal mastermind with massive resources in terms of both wealth and minions combined with some scientific or supernatural power that enables the criminal mastermind ...

  8. Alice says:

    I love Merritt s scenery chewing histrionics His books are like popcorn for my brain Junk food, but healthier junk food.

  9. tENTATIVELY, cONVENIENCE says:

    review of A Merritt s Seven Footprints to Satan by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE August 3, 2017 I have a vague memory of reading Merritt s name in association w H P Lovecraft s That may be completely false I ve never found Lovecraft very interesting so, apparently, if I ran across that association it didn t do much to compel me to read Merritt As such, this is the 1st bk I ve read by him I reckon that if I d been alive been a literate adult read it in 1928 when it was 1st publ review of A Merritt s Seven Footprints to Satan by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE August 3, 2017 I have a vague memory of reading Merritt s name in association w H P Lovecraft s That may be completely false I ve never found Lovecraft very interesting so, apparently, if I ran...

  10. Michael says:

    It would probably surprise some people to know that this odd little adventure novel is included on lists of forbidden books among occult groups, or that, along with Nightmare Alley, it inspired some of the early lights in the Church of Satan My guess is that it is only forbidden because certain elements of the occult world don t want you to realize how much of their shtick is stolen lock, stock, and barrel from pulp fiction.The story concerns an Indiana Jones type adventurer who is kidnap It would probably surprise some people to know that this odd little adventure novel is included on lists of forbidden books among occult groups, or that, along with Nightmare Alley, it inspired some of the early lights in the Church of Satan My guess is that it is only forbidden because certain elements of the occult world don t want you to realize how much of their shtick is stolen lock, stock, and barrel from pul...