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Machen, Arthur 1863-1947

Overview
Works: 818 works in 2,179 publications in 5 languages and 25,812 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Epistolary fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Short stories  Romance fiction  Bibliography  Paranormal fiction  History  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Creator, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Honoree, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Inscriber
Classifications: PR6025.A245, 823.6
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Most widely held works about Arthur Machen
 
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The expedition of Humphry Clinker by T Smollett( Book )

8 editions published between 1929 and 2010 in English and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humorous adventures of Welsh family's travels in England, Scotland and Wales are related in letters home
The hill of dreams by Arthur Machen( Book )

73 editions published between 1907 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young author goes to London and feels as though the whole world is against him
Tales of horror and the supernatural by Arthur Machen( Book )

33 editions published between 1948 and 2009 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dreads and drolls by Arthur Machen( Book )

13 editions published between 1926 and 2007 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The three impostors by Arthur Machen( Book )

51 editions published between 1895 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The three impostors: In late 19th century London, a scientist and an unpublished writer join forces as amateur detectives in an attempt to solve a minor but puzzling mystery which ultimately leads to the discovery of a truly diabolical conspiracy. In the course of their investigations, the two men find themselves repeatedly surrendering their attention to a series of seemingly outlandish tales spun by an assortment of eccentric story tellers. The stories, which all deal with imposture of some kind, are only tangentially related to each other, yet offer the somewhat bumbling sleuths important clues to the mystery at hand. Machen builds suspense slowly and methodically, masterfully leading the reader on to a completely unexpected, gruesome climax
The Heptameron by Marguerite( Book )

27 editions published between 1886 and 1961 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stories of the Heptameron are related by five men and five women for their amusement and edification after they have taken refuge in a Pyrenean Abbey from a series of disasters. Their subjects range from the bawdy to the romantic, from anti-clerical humor to serious reflections on spiritual matters
The house of souls by Arthur Machen( Book )

51 editions published between 1906 and 2015 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of groundbreaking fantasy includes the decadent horror classic The Great God Pan," about a mad scientist who brings Pan to earth. Also includes the mystical stories A Fragment of Life," The White People," and The Inmost Light."
The great god Pan by Arthur Machen( Book )

94 editions published between 1890 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tense atmostpheric story about a string of mysterious suicides
Hieroglyphics : a note upon ecstasy in literature by Arthur Machen( Book )

33 editions published between 1910 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Hieroglyphics, published in 1902 and written in the guise of an obscure literary hermit," Machen states his creed as a writer. He discourses on the nature of art, concluding that true literature must convey a sense of ecstasy. This is a pioneering and influential work of literary theory
Memoirs; the first complete and unabridged English translation by Giacomo Casanova( Book )

2 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secret glory by Arthur Machen( Book )

35 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Secret Glory is, like Arthur Machen{u2019}s other classic novel The Hill of Dreams, about a young man who experiences great wonders. Ambrose Meyrick is at first a pupil at a hateful English public school, then a young man at large in bohemian London. Throughout his adventures, Ambrose cherishes his childhood vision of the mystical cup of Teilo Sant. But the young man also displays a fine delight in the good things the world can offer, and a few weeks spent with school servant Nellie Foran in a London lodging house prove a turning point in his life. Ambrose, in retrospect, considers himself to have sinned, and he returns home to his native Wales. In writing of great beauty and power Machen describes how Ambrose rediscovers the magical Gwent countryside, and performs the marriage of the cup with Sylvia, his symbolic muse. The Secret Glory contains some of Arthur Machen{u2019}s most ecstatic and lyrical prose. Containing the originally excluded Chapters Five and Six, this new edition will make Machen{u2019}s fine novel available to a new generation of readers. -- From publisher's website
The angels of Mons. The bowman and other legends of the war by Arthur Machen( Book )

30 editions published between 1915 and 2014 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early in his career, Welsh author Arthur Machen got caught up in an unusual controversy when ""The Bowmen, "" a fictional tale he published about supernatural beings coming to the aid of British soldiers during the World War I Battle of Mons, began to be interpreted as a factual account by some readers. This volume collects ""The Bowmen"" and several thematically similar tales
The terror; a fantasy by Arthur Machen( Book )

46 editions published between 1917 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of gruesome murders plagues a small town in Wales
The Canning wonder by Arthur Machen( Book )

11 editions published between 1925 and 1926 in English and Undetermined and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth Canning was an Englishwoman who claimed that she had been abducted and her kidnappers tried to force her to become a prostitute. She ended up being convicted for perjury
The shining pyramid by Arthur Machen( Book )

20 editions published between 1923 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the beginning of his literary career, Machen espoused a mystical belief that the humdrum ordinary world hid a more mysterious and strange world beyond. His gothic and decadent works of the 1890s concluded that the lifting of this veil could lead to madness, sex, or death, and usually a combination of all three. Machen's later works became somewhat less obviously full of gothic trappings, but for him investigations into mysteries invariably resulted in life-changing transformation and sacrifice. Machen loved the medieval world view because he felt it combined deep spirituality alongside a
The white people and other weird stories by Arthur Machen( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Machen's weird tales of the creepy and fantastic finally come to Penguin Classics. With an introduction from S.T. Joshi, editor of AMERICAN SUPERNATURAL TALES, THE WHITE PEOPLE AND OTHER WEIRD STORIES is the perfect introduction to the father of weird fiction. The title story "The White People" is an exercise in the bizarre leaving the reader disoriented and on edge. From the first page, Machen turns even fundamental truths upside-down, as his character Ambrose explains, "there have been those who have sounded the very depths of sin, who all their lives have never done an 'ill deed'" setting the stage for a tale entirely without logic"--Provided by publisher
Arthur Machen : a bibliography by Henry Danielson( Book )

16 editions published between 1923 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dog and duck by Arthur Machen( Book )

10 editions published between 1924 and 2014 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Stiggins, his views and principles : a series of interviews by Arthur Machen( Book )

16 editions published between 1906 and 1925 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt by Giacomo Casanova( Book )

6 editions published between 1894 and 1958 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names

controlled identitySiluviensis, Leolinus, 1863-1947

A. Ll. J. M 1863-1947

Arthur Machen auteur de récits fantastiques et autres

Arthur Machen Brits vertaler (1863-1947)

Arthur Machen scrittore gallese

Arthur Machen walisischer Horror-Schriftsteller

Jones, Arthur Llewellyn 1863-1947

Machen Arthur

Machen, Arthur Llewelyn Jones

Machen Arthur Llewelyn Jones 1863-1947

Siluriensis Leolinus 1863-1647

Siluviensis, Leolinus 1863-1947

Артур Макен

Артур Мейчен

Мейчен, Артур

מאכן, ארתור

מאכן, ארתור 1863-1947

מאכן, ארתור, סופר בריטי

מכן, ארתור

آرتور مکین

매컨, 아서 1863-1947

매켄, 아서 1863-1947

아서 매켄

アーサー・マッケン

マッケン, アーサー

亚瑟·玛臣

亞瑟·馬欽

Languages
English (671)

French (24)

Spanish (24)

Italian (9)

Welsh (2)

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Tales of horror and the supernaturalDreads and drollsThe three impostorsThe house of soulsThe great god PanThe angels of Mons. The bowman and other legends of the warThe terror; a fantasyThe white people and other weird stories