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    The White People and Other Weird Stories (Penguin Modern Classics) Door: Arthur Machen,

    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.

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    The Red Hand (English Edition) Door: Arthur Machen,

    ‘There can be no doubt whatever,’ said Mr. Phillipps, ‘that my theory is the true one; these flints are prehistoric fish-hooks.’‘I dare say; but you know that in all probability the things were forged the other day with a door-key.’‘Stuff!’ said Phillipps; ‘I have some respect, Dyson, for your literary abilities, but your knowledge of ethnology is insignificant, or rather non-existent. These fish-hooks satisfy every test; they are perfectly genuine.’‘Possibly, but as I said just now, you go to work at the wrong end. You neglect the opportunities that confront you and await you, obvious, at every corner; you positively shrink from the chance of encountering primitive man in this whirling and mysterious city, and you pass the weary hours in your agreeable retirement of Red Lion Square fumbling with bits of flint, which are, as I said, in all probability, rank forgeries.’Phillipps took one of the little objects, and held it up in exasperation.‘Look at that ridge,’ he said. ‘Did you ever see such a ridge as that on a forgery?’Dyson merely grunted and lit his pipe and the two sat smoking in rich silence, watching through the open window the children in the square as they flitted to and fro in the twilight of the lamps, as elusive as bats flying on the verge of a dark wood...

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    The Terror (English Edition) Door: Arthur Machen,

    “Explosion at Munition Works in the Northern District: Many Fatalities.” The working man told me about it, and added some dreadful details. Corpses so terribly maimed that coffins had been kept covered; faces mutilated as if by some gnawing animal. . . . I took a tram to the location of the disaster; a raw and hideous shed with a walled yard about it, and a shut gate. The roof was quite undamaged — this had had been a strange accident. There had been an explosion of sufficient violence to kill work-people in the building, but the building itself showed no wounds or scars.

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    The Autobiography of Arthur Machen: "Far Off Things" and "Things Near and Far" (English Edition) Door: Arthur Machen,

    The full autobiography, comprising "Far Off Things" and "Things Near and Far". Arthur Machen (1863-1947) was born in Caerleon-on-Usk in South Wales, and looked back on his youth as an inspiration for much of his writing. He moved to London as a young man and lived the greater part of his adult life in the city, first as a book cataloguer, translator, journalist, and, for some years, as a touring actor. He achieved his first success, and notoriety, with The Great God Pan (1894). In this decade he wrote arguably his most important work, including the novel The Hill of Dreams (not published until 1907) and the prose poems, Orna¬ments in Jade (not published until 1924).In 1915 Machen was working for the London Evening News when the paper’s acting editor, Alfred Turner, commissioned thirty-five instal¬ments of the ‘Confessions of a Literary Man’. These were collected as Far Off Things by the publisher Martin Secker in 1922, and were enough of a success to cause Secker to commission a second memoir from Machen, Things Near and Far. These two wonderful books of reminiscence were first collected as The Autobiography of Arthur Machen by the Richards Press in 1951. This Tartarus Press edition includes a new, insightful Introduction by Stewart Lee.

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    The Great God Pan Door: Arthur Machen,

    The Great God Pan' is a novella by Welsh writer Arthur Machen. It was first published in the year 1894. On publication it was widely denounced by the press as degenerate and horrific because of its decadent style and sexual content, although it has since garnered a reputation as a classic of horror. Machen’s story was only one of many at the time to focus on the Greek God Pan as a useful symbol for the power of nature and paganism.

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    The Greatest Works of Arthur Machen - Ultimate Horror & Dark Fantasy Collection: The Three Impostors, The Hill of Dreams, The Terror, The Secret Glory, ... Great Return, The Bowmen… (English Edition) Door: Arthur Machen,

    This unique collection of Arthur Machen's Greatest Occult & Supernatural Works has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards. "The Three Impostors" is an episodic novel incorporating several weird stories, and culminates in a final denouement of deadly horror, connected with a secret society devoted to debauched pagan rites. "The Hill of Dreams" recounts the life of a young man, Lucian Taylor, focusing on his dreamy childhood in rural Wales, in a town based on Caerleon. "The Terror: — In wartime Britain, a series of unexplained murders occur with no sign of who or what is responsible. "The Secret Glory" — A public school boy becomes fascinated by tales of the Holy Grail and escapes from his repressive school in search of a deeper meaning to life. "The White People" — A young girl's diary, recounting tales told her by her nurse, and her increasingly deep delving into magic. "The Great God Pan" was at first widely denounced by the press as degenerate and horrific because of its decadent style and sexual content, although it has since garnered a reputation as a classic of horror. "The Inmost Light" — A scientist imprisons his wife's soul in a shining jewel, letting something else into her untenanted body, but the jewel is stolen. "The Shining Pyramid" — Strange arrangements of stones appear at the edge of a young man's property. He and a friend attempt to decipher their meaning before it is too late. "The Red Hand" — It focuses on a murder performed with an ancient stone axe. Arthur Machen (1863-1947) was a Welsh author and mystic of the 1890s and early 20th century. He is best known for his influential supernatural, fantasy, and horror fiction. Table of Contents: The Three Impostors The Hill of Dreams The Terror The Secret Glory The White People The Great God Pan The Inmost Light The Shining Pyramid The Red Hand The Great Return The Bowmen The Children of the Pool The Bright Boy ...

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    THE THREE IMPOSTORS (Dark Fantasy Classic) (English Edition) Door: Arthur Machen,

    The Three Impostors is an episodic novel incorporating several weird stories, including "The Novel of the White Powder" and "The Novel of the Black Seal", and culminates in a final denouement of deadly horror, connected with a secret society devoted to debauched pagan rites. The three impostors of the title are members of this society who weave a web of deception in the streets of London—relating the aforementioned weird tales in the process—as they search for a missing Roman coin commemorating an infamous orgy by the Emperor Tiberius and close in on their prey: "the young man with spectacles". Also included are: "The Novel of the Black Seal" — A precursor of H. P. Lovecraft in its subject matter—the protagonist gradually uncovers the secrets of a hidden pre- and non-human race hiding in the Welsh hills, and the true nature of a hybrid, idiot child fathered by one of them. "The Novel of the White Powder" — A man's behavior takes a strange turn after he starts taking a new prescription. His sister doesn't know if this is a good thing or a bad one. Contents: Adventure of the Gold Tiberius. The Encounter of the Pavement. Novel of the Dark Valley. Adventure of the Missing Brother. Novel of the Black Seal. Incident of the Private Bar. The Decorative Imagination. Novel of the Iron Maid. The Recluse of Bayswater. Novel of the White Powder. Strange Occurrence in Clerkenwell. History of the Young Man with Spectacles Adventure of the Deserted Residence. Arthur Machen (1863-1947) was a Welsh author and mystic of the 1890s and early 20th century. He is best known for his influential supernatural, fantasy, and horror fiction.

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    ARTHUR MACHEN: 30+ Horror Classics, Supernatural & Fantasy Books (Including Translations, Essays & Memoirs): The Great God Pan, The Three Impostors, ... Secret Glory, The Bowmen… (English Edition) Door: Arthur Machen,

    This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Table of Contents: Arthur Machen (1863-1947) was a Welsh author and mystic of the 1890s and early 20th century. He is best known for his influential supernatural, fantasy, and horror fiction. His novella The Great God Pan has garnered a reputation as a classic of horror (Stephen King has called it "The best horror story in the English language"). Historian of fantastic literature Brian Stableford has suggested that Machen "was the first writer of authentically modern horror stories, and his best works must still be reckoned among the finest products of the genre". Table of Contents: Novels: The Three Impostors The Hill of Dreams The Terror: A Mystery The Secret Glory Short Stories and Novellas: A Fragment of Life The White People The Great God Pan The Inmost Light The Shining Pyramid The Red Hand The Angels of Mons: The Bowmen and Other Legends of the War: The Bowmen The Soldiers' Rest The Monstrance The Dazzling Light The Bowmen And Other Noble Ghosts Change The Children of the Pool The Bright Boy The Tree of Life Opening the Door The Marriage of Panurge The Holy Things Psychology The Turanians The Rose Garden The Ceremony The Happy Children The Cosy Room Munitions of War The Great Return A New Christmas Carol The Islington Mystery Out of the Earth Essays: Hieroglyphics Dog and Duck Dreads and Dolls Translation: The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, 1725-1798 Autobiography: Far Off Things Criticism: Arthur Machen: A Novelist of Ecstasy and Sin (With Two Uncollected Poems by Arthur Machen)

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    THE WEIRD TALES - Horror & Macabre Ultimate Collection: Dark Fantasy Classics: The Red Hand, A Fragment of Life, The Three Impostors, The Terror, The Secret ... Pyramid, The Great Return… (English Edition) Door: Arthur Machen,

    The Great God Pan was widely denounced by the press as degenerate and horrific because of its decadent style and sexual content, although it has since garnered a reputation as a classic of horror. H. P. Lovecraft praised the story, saying: "No one could begin to describe the cumulative suspense and ultimate horror with which every paragraph abounds"; he added that "the sensitive reader" reaches the end with "an appreciative shudder." Lovecraft also noted, however, that "melodrama is undeniably present, and coincidence is stretched to a length which appears absurd upon analysis." Bennett Cerf described the story as a "masterpiece". The Three Impostors is an episodic novel incorporating several weird stories, including "The Novel of the White Powder" and "The Novel of the Black Seal", and culminates in a final denouement of deadly horror, connected with a secret society devoted to debauched pagan rites. The three impostors of the title are members of this society who weave a web of deception in the streets of London—relating the aforementioned weird tales in the process—as they search for a missing Roman coin commemorating an infamous orgy by the Emperor Tiberius and close in on their prey: "the young man with spectacles". The White People is a fantasy-horror book. A discussion between two men on the nature of evil leads one of them to reveal a mysterious Green Book he possesses. It is often described as one of the greatest of all horror stories. Arthur Machen (1863-1947) was a Welsh author and mystic of the 1890s and early 20th century. He is best known for his influential supernatural, fantasy, and horror fiction. Table of Contents: The Three Impostors The Terror The Secret Glory A Fragment of Life The White People The Great God Pan The Inmost Light The Shining Pyramid The Red Hand The Great Return

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    The Great God Pan (Olymp Classics) (English Edition) Door: Arthur Machen,

    Olymp Classics is the reference in classical works. All our works are of good quality and contain an active table of contents (HTML), which will make it easier for you to read.A woman in Wales has her mind destroyed by a scientist's attempt to enable her to see the god of nature Pan. Years later, a young woman named Helen Vaughan arrives on the London social scene, disturbing many young men and causing some to commit suicide; it transpires that she is the monstrous offspring of the god Pan and the woman in the experiment.

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    The Great God Pan (Best Navigation, Active TOC) (Prometheus Classics) (English Edition) Door: Arthur Machen,

    This work contains an active table of contents (HTML), which makes reading easier to make it more enjoyable.A woman in Wales has her mind destroyed by a scientist's attempt to enable her to see the god of nature Pan. Years later, a young woman named Helen Vaughan arrives on the London social scene, disturbing many young men and causing some to commit suicide; it transpires that she is the monstrous offspring of the god Pan and the woman in the experiment.

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    The White People (Golden Deer Classics) (English Edition) Door: Arthur Machen,

    A discussion between two men on the nature of evil leads one of them to reveal a mysterious diary in his possession. Written by a young girl in the care of a nurse, its pages detail a horrifying initiation into a world of witchcraft, folklore and ritual magic which may have culminated in tragedy.Originally published in 1904 and considered by E. F. Bleiler to be "probably the finest single supernatural story of the century, perhaps in the literature", this is one of Machen's most celebrated stories, with its influence being seen in the works of genre greats such as H. P. Lovecraft (who called it "a triumph of skilful selectiveness and restraint") and T. E. D. Klein.

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    The Great God Pan and Other Horror Stories (Oxford World's Classics Hardback Collection) Door: Arthur Machen,

    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 scandalised-late-Victorian readers. Machen's 'weird fiction' has influenced generations of storytellers, from H. P. Lovecraft to Guillermo Del Toro-and it remains no lessunsettling 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 contextualisethe life and work of this foundational figure in the history of horror.

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    The Great God Pan (English Edition) Door: Arthur Machen,

    The Great God Pan is a novella written by Arthur Machen. On publication it was widely denounced by the press as degenerate and horrific because of its decadent style and sexual content, although it has since garnered a reputation as a classic of horror. Machen's story was only one of many at the time to focus on Pan as a useful symbol for the power of nature and paganism.

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    The Novel of the Black Seal (English Edition) Door: Arthur Machen,

    I think you, are wrong, he replied; "there are still, depend upon it, quaint, undiscovered countries and continents of strange extent. Ah, Miss Lally believe me, we stand amidst sacraments and mysteries full of awe, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be. Life, believe me, is no simple thing, no mass of grey matter and congeries of veins and muscles to be laid naked by the surgeon's knife; man is the secret which I am about to explore.

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    The Terror (English Edition) Door: Arthur Machen,

    Explosion at Munition Works in the Northern District: Many Fatalities. The working man told me about it, and added some dreadful details. Corpses so terribly maimed that coffins had been kept covered; faces mutilated as if by some gnawing animal. . . . I took a tram to the location of the disaster; a raw and hideous shed with a walled yard about it, and a shut gate. The roof was quite undamaged -- this had had been a strange accident. There had been an explosion of sufficient violence to kill work-people in the building, but the building itself showed no wounds or scars.

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    The Great God Pan (English Edition) Door: Arthur Machen,

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    The Great God Pan (French Edition) Door: Arthur Machen,

    The Great God Pan is a novella by Welsh writer Arthur Machen. A version of the story was published in the magazine The Whirlwind in 1890, and Machen revised and extended it for its book publication (together with another story, "The Inmost Light") in 1894. On publication it was widely denounced by the press as degenerate and horrific because of its decadent style and sexual content, although it has since garnered a reputation as a classic of horror.[1] Machen’s story was only one of many at the time to focus on the Greek God Pan as a useful symbol for the power of nature and paganism. The title was possibly inspired by the poem "A Musical Instrument" published in 1862 by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, in which the first line of every stanza ends "... the great god Pan".