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Machen, Arthur 1863-1947

Works: 904 works in 2,339 publications in 5 languages and 26,607 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Epistolary fiction  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Paranormal fiction  Romance fiction  Bibliography  Horror fiction  History 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Creator, Interviewee, Honoree, Contributor, Inscriber, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PR6025.A245, 823.6
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The great god Pan by Arthur Machen( )

100 editions published between 1890 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 2,530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tense atmostpheric story about a string of mysterious suicides
The hill of dreams by Arthur Machen( Book )

78 editions published between 1907 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young author goes to London and feels as though the whole world is against him
The expedition of Humphry Clinker by T Smollett( Book )

5 editions published between 1929 and 2010 in English and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

53 editions published between 1906 and 2018 in English and held by 843 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."
Hieroglyphics : a note upon ecstasy in literature by Arthur Machen( Book )

32 editions published between 1910 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 572 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
Dreads and drolls by Arthur Machen( Book )

15 editions published between 1926 and 2018 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Heptameron by Marguerite( Book )

21 editions published between 1886 and 1961 in English and held by 518 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 secret glory by Arthur Machen( Book )

40 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 509 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
Tales of horror and the supernatural by Arthur Machen( Book )

36 editions published between 1948 and 2018 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

“Tales of Horror and the Supernatural” is a collection of some of Welsh author and mystic Arthur Machan's best horror and mystery fiction. Throughout his life, Machan espoused the existence of the mystical and supernatural, a belief reinforced by numerous inexplicable and, he would argue, preternatural experience that he himself was witness to. His life and work revolved around this idea, and in time he became one of the masters of modern supernatural horror fiction. The stories of this collection include: “The Novel Of The Black Seal”, “The Novel Of The White Powder”, “The Great God Pan”, “The White People”, “The Inmost Light”, “The Shining Pyramid”, “The Happy Children”, “The Bright Boy”, “Out Of The Earth”, “Children Of The Pool”, and “The Terror”. Arthur Machen (1863 – 1947) was a Welsh author and renowned mystic during the 1890s and early 20th century who garnered literary acclaim for his contributions to the supernatural, horror, and fantasy fiction genres. His seminal novella “The Great God Pan” (1890) has become a classic of horror fiction, with Stephen King describing it as one of the best horror stories ever written in the English language. Other notable fans of his gruesome tales include William Butler Yeats and Arthur Conan Doyle; and his work has been compared to that of Robert Louis Stevenson, Bram Stoker, and Oscar Wilde. This chilling tale of inexplicable circumstances in London's borough of Islington is highly recommended for fans of the macabre and is not to be missed by collectors of vintage supernatural fiction. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author
The three impostors by Arthur Machen( Book )

51 editions published between 1895 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 499 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 terror; a fantasy by Arthur Machen( Book )

49 editions published between 1917 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of gruesome murders plagues a small town in Wales
The angels of Mons : The bowman and other legends of the war by Arthur Machen( Book )

33 editions published between 1915 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs; the first complete and unabridged English translation by Giacomo Casanova( Book )

2 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Canning wonder by Arthur Machen( Book )

9 editions published between 1925 and 1926 in English and held by 360 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 )

22 editions published between 1923 and 2018 in English and Italian and held by 331 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 great god Pan and other horror stories by Arthur Machen( Book )

7 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Something pushed out from the body there on the floor, and stretched forth a slimy, wavering tentacle... Perhaps no figure better embodies the transition from the Gothic tradition to modern horror than Arthur Machen. In the final decade of the nineteenth century, the Welsh writer produced a seminal body of tales of occult horror, spiritual and physical corruption, and malignant survivals from the primeval past which horrified and scandalized-late-Victorian readers. Machen's 'weird fiction' has influenced generations of storytellers, from H. P. Lovecraft to Guillermo Del Toro-and it remains no less unsettling today. This new collection, which includes the complete novel The Three Impostors as well as such celebrated tales as The Great God Pan and The White People, constitutes the most comprehensive critical edition of Machen yet to appear. In addition to the core late-Victorian horror classics, a selection of lesser-known prose poems and later tales helps to present a fuller picture of the development of Machen's weird vision. The edition's introduction and notes contextualize the life and work of this foundational figure in the history of horror
The white people and other weird stories by Arthur Machen( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 306 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 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Machen : a bibliography by Henry Danielson( Book )

13 editions published between 1923 and 1977 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1906 and 1925 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The white people and other weird stories
The hill of dreamsThe house of soulsDreads and drollsTales of horror and the supernaturalThe three impostorsThe terror; a fantasyThe angels of Mons : The bowman and other legends of the warThe 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 velšský spisovatel a okultista

Arthur Machen walisischer Horror-Schriftsteller

Jones Arthur Llewellyn

Jones, Arthur Llewellyn 1863-1947

Machen Arthur

Machen, Arthur Jones 1863-1947

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

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매컨, 아서 1863-1947

매켄, 아서 1863-1947

아서 매켄


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