In a dingy backstreet a master of the occult sciences discovers the liquid of man´s dream - the elixir of life. For years the old man and his faithful dwarf servant have strived for this moment, but in their hour of triumph the prcious phial with it golden contents is snatched from them.
For Auriol Darcy learns of the incredible discovery. Eagerly draining the potion, he is propelled into a series of horrifying adventures which make this novel a spellbinding masterpiece of Gothic mystery.
But there is one peril against which the elixir is powerless - and man´s eternal dream becomes his greatest nightmare.
AUTHOR: W.Harrison Ainsworth