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Machen, Arthur 1863-1947

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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 741 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 2017 in 5 languages and held by 564 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 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The house of souls by Arthur Machen( Book )

48 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 three impostors by Arthur Machen( Book )

44 editions published between 1923 and 2014 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The three impostors: In late 19th century London, a scientist and an unpublished writer join forces as amateur detectives in an attempt to solve a minor but puzzling mystery which ultimately leads to the discovery of a truly diabolical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 320 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 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Did the Holy Grail survive to modern times? Before The Da Vinci code, Arthur Machen explored that idea in this semi-autobiographical tale of Ambrose Meyrick, a rebellious boy who survives a sadistic public schooling, recovers hidden memories of the Grail, and becomes a master of Celtic mysticism
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

<Div> Strange arrangements of stones appear at the edge of a young man's property. When he and a friend attempt to decipher their meaning, they uncover something ancient dwelling deep underground &#x96; something best left untouched... Originally published in 1895, this classic tale of subterranean prehistoric entities was acclaimed by genre legends such as H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard, so much so that the latter would later write and publish a sequel of sorts &#x96; 'The Little People' &#x96; in 1970.</div>
The Heptameron, tales and novels of Marguerite, Queen of Navarre by Marguerite( Book )

5 editions published between 1924 and 1959 in English and held by 283 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
Arthur Machen, a bibliography by Henry Danielson( Book )

16 editions published between 1923 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 270 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

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

23 editions published between 1915 and 2010 in English and held by 244 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

Far off things by Arthur Machen( Book )

22 editions published between 1922 and 2015 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Llewelyn Jones was born on March 3rd, 1863 in Carleleon in Monmouthshire, Wales. His father had adopted his wife's maiden name, Machen, to inherit a legacy, legally becoming "Jones-Machen"; his son was baptised under that name. Later he shortened it to Arthur Machen, as a pen name. An early and avid reader, Arthur read books far beyond his years the results of which ensured a firm foundation in literature. At eleven, Arthur boarded at Hereford Cathedral School. However family poverty ruled out attendance at university, and Arthur was sent to London to sit exams to attend medical school but failed to get in. Arthur, however, showed literary promise, publishing in 1881 a long poem "Eleusinia." In London, he lived in relative poverty, attempting to work as a journalist, as a publisher's clerk, and as a children's tutor while writing in the evening and going on long rambling walks across London. By 1884 he published his second work, 'The Anatomy of Tobacco', and worked with the publisher and bookseller George Redway. This led to further work as a translator from French. In 1887, Arthur married Amelia Hogg, an unconventional music teacher with a passion for the theatre. Soon after the marriage, Arthur began to receive a series of legacies from Scottish relatives that allowed him to devote more time to writing. Around 1890 Arthur began to publish in literary magazine. This led to his first major success, 'The Great God Pan'. It was published in 1894 was widely denounced for its sexual and horrific content and of course sold extremely well. In 1899, Amelia died of cancer after a long period of illness. Arthur was devastated. His recovery was helped by his a change of career to acting. By 1901 he was a member of Frank Benson's company of travelling players. In 1902 Arthur managed to find a publisher in 1902 for 'Hieroglyphics', an analysis of the nature of literature. Arthur married Dorothie Purefoy Hudleston, in 1902. In 1906 Machen's literary career began once more as the book 'The House of Souls' collected his most notable works of the nineties and brought them to a new audience. By 1910 Arthur accepted a full-time journalist's job at Alfred Harmsworth's Evening News. In February 1912 his son Hilary was born, and a daughter Janet in 1917. The coming of war in 1914 saw Arthur return to the public eye with 'The Bowmen' and the publicity surrounding the "Angels of Mons" episode. He published a series of stories capitalizing on this success, the most notable 'The Great Return' (1915) and 'The Terror' (1917). The year 1922 saw 'The Secret Glory' published, as was the first volume of his autobiography 'Far Off Things', and new editions of Machen's Casanova, The House of Souls and The Hill of Dreams all came out. Arthur's works had now found a new audience and publishers in America. By 1926 the boom in republication was mostly over, and Arthur's income dropped. In 1927, he became a manuscript reader for the publisher Ernest Benn until 1933. By 1929, Arthur and his family had moved to Amersham, Buckinghamshire. In 1932 he received a Civil List pension of ℗Đ100 per annum in 1932, but the loss of work from Benn's a year later made things difficult once more. Arthur's finances finally stabilised with a literary appeal in 1943 for his eightieth birthday. The names on the appeal show the recognition of Machen's stature as a distinguished man of letters. They included Max Beerbohm, T. S. Eliot, Bernard Shaw, Walter de la Mare, Algernon Blackwood, and John Masefield. The success of the appeal allowed Arthur to live the last few years of his life in relative comfort, until his death at age 84 on December 15th, 1947 in Beaconsfield in Buckinghamshire
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The white people and other weird stories
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


マッケン, アーサー



English (633)

French (25)

Spanish (24)

Italian (9)

Welsh (1)

The great god PanTales of horror and the supernaturalDreads and drollsThe house of soulsThe three impostorsThe terror; a fantasyThe white people and other weird stories