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Machen, Arthur 1863-1947

Overview
Works: 793 works in 2,090 publications in 5 languages and 25,226 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Epistolary fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Short stories  Romance fiction  Bibliography  History  Records and correspondence  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Inscriber, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Honoree, Contributor
Classifications: PR6025.A245, 823.6
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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 1,072 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 )

71 editions published between 1907 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young author goes to London and feels as though the whole world is against him
The great god Pan by Arthur Machen( Book )

110 editions published between 1890 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tense atmostpheric story about a string of mysterious suicides
Tales of horror and the supernatural by Arthur Machen( Book )

37 editions published between 1948 and 2009 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dreads and drolls by Arthur Machen( Book )

12 editions published between 1926 and 2007 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The house of souls by Arthur Machen( Book )

50 editions published between 1906 and 2014 in English and held by 493 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 Heptameron by Marguerite( Book )

27 editions published between 1886 and 1961 in English and held by 482 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 three impostors by Arthur Machen( Book )

45 editions published between 1923 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 479 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
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 423 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 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The terror; a fantasy by Arthur Machen( Book )

45 editions published between 1917 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

34 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regarded by many critics and fans alike as one of Arthur Machen''s finest works, the novel The Secret Glory is a retelling of a story that fascinated the author throughout his lifetime: the quest for the Holy Grail. The quest is carried out by the unlikeliest of heroes: a young orphan who is regarded as a worthless layabout by everyone around him
The Canning wonder by Arthur Machen( Book )

9 editions published between 1925 and 1926 in English 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 287 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
Arthur Machen by Wesley D Sweetser( Book )

18 editions published between 1923 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The white people and other weird stories by Arthur Machen( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 271 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
Dog and duck by Arthur Machen( Book )

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

The angels of Mons. The bowman and other legends of the war by Arthur Machen( Book )

25 editions published between 1915 and 2010 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1906 and 1925 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 1894 in English and held by 196 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

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 (655)

French (26)

Spanish (24)

Italian (9)

Welsh (1)

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The great god PanTales of horror and the supernaturalDreads and drollsThe house of soulsThe three impostorsThe terror; a fantasyThe white people and other weird storiesThe angels of Mons. The bowman and other legends of the war