Best Arthur MacHen books

The White People and Other Weird Stories (Penguin Classics)

Arthur Machen

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Classic tales of the fantastic, creepy and weird, with a foreword from Guillermo Del Toro 

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.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

The Works of Arthur Machen: House of Souls, The Hill of Dreams, The Three Impostors and Other Tales of the Sacred and Profane

Arthur Machen

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Decadent, perverse and unreal, the strange stories of Arthur Machen uncover a lingering, ancestral horror, distantly remembered in the language of fairy tales, pagan lore, and in the secret old games that nurses teach to children. Deeply controversial in their own time, some of Machen’s stories had to wait decades to for changing social mores to permit their publication.

This new collection by Lowood Press combines all of Machen’s most celebrated works in one volume. Herein are his greatest short stories, including The White People, The Great God Pan, The Bowmen and The Shining Pyramid; his semi-autobiographical novel, Hill of Dreams; and the original, complete version of The Three Impostors, with its interconnecting tales of occult intrigue.

An unrivaled master of sacred terror and pioneer of the weird fiction genre, Machen’s work has directly influenced such notable horror writers as H. P. Lovecraft, Peter Straub, and Stephen King—but it has yet to be surpassed.

Arthur Machen: The Great God Pan

Arthur Machen

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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.

The Three Impostors and Other Stories: Vol. 1 of the Best Weird Tales of Arthur Machen (Call of Cthulhu Fiction) (v. 1)

Arthur Machen

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Some of the finest horror stories ever written. Arthur Machen had a profound impact upon H.P. Lovecraft and the group of stories that would later become known as the Cthulhu Mythos. This first volume of Chaosium's Arthur Machen collection begins with the chilling "The Three Impostors" in its complete form, including the rarely seen sections "The Decorative Imagination" and "The Novel of the Iron Maid." Rounding out the first volume are "The Great God Pan," "The Inmost Light," and "The Shining Pyramid," all are excellent tales. Introduction by S.T. Joshi.

This book is part of an expanding collection of Cthulhu Mythos horror fiction and related topics. Call of Cthulhu fiction focuses on single entities, concepts, or authors significant to readers and fans of H.P. Lovecraft.

The Great God Pan and Other Horror Stories (Oxford World's Classics Hardback Collection)

Arthur Machen

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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 Arthur Machen MEGAPACK ®: 25 Classic Works

Arthur Machen

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To anyone interested in supernatural fiction, the work of Welsh master Arthur Machen (1863-1947) is a fundamental starting point. In 2008, Stephen King called Machen's "The Great God Pan" (included here) "Maybe the best [horror story] in the English language" in an interview. And H.P. Lovecraft wrote: "Of living creators of cosmic fear raised to its most artistic pitch, few if any can hope to equal the versatile Arthur Machen, author of some dozen tales long and short, in which the elements of hidden horror and brooding fright attain an almost incomparable substance and realistic acuteness."


"The Arthur Machen Megapack" presents 25 Classic Works by Arthur Machen, ranging from supernatural to war stories, including 3 poems and a critical essay by Vincent Starrett. Almost 1,200 pages!


Included are:


ARTHUR MACHEN: A NOVELIST OF ECSTASY AND SIN, by Vincent Starrett

THE REMEMBRANCE OF THE BARD

THE PRAISE OF MYFANWY

A FRAGMENT OF LIFE

THE WHITE PEOPLE

THE GREAT GOD PAN

THE SHINING PYRAMID

THE INMOST LIGHT

THE HILL OF DREAMS

THE THREE IMPOSTORS

THE RED HAND

THE SECRET GLORY

THE HAPPY CHILDREN

MUNITIONS OF WAR

THE BOWMEN

THE SOLDIERS' REST

THE MONSTRANCE

THE ROSE GARDEN

THE CEREMONY

A DOUBLE RETURN

THE TERROR

FAR OFF THINGS

THE GREAT RETURN

HIEROGLYPHICS

A NEW CHRISTMAS CAROL

ELEUSINIA


And don't forget to search this ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see the 200+ entries in this series, covering classic authors and subjects like mysteries, science fiction, westerns, ghost stories -- and much, much more!

Arthur Machen Collected Works: 23 Tales of Horror & Other Fiction Short Stories

Arthur Machen

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"Arthur Machen Collected Works" is a collection of 23 horror tales and Other Fiction Short Stories by Arthur Machen. This is the biggest collection available in a reprint. Included in this collection: 1. The Great God Pan
2. The Shining Pyramid
The Three Imposters
3. The Novel of the Black Seal
4. The Novel of the White Powder
5. The Red Hand
6. The Hill of Dreams
7. The White People
The Angels of Mons
8. The Bowmen
9. The Soldiers' Rest
10. The Monstrance
11. The Dazzling Light
12. The Bowmen And Other Noble Ghosts
13. The Inmost Light
14. A Fragment of Life
15. The Secret Glory
16. The Terror
17. Dr. Duthoit's Vision
18. Out of the Earth
19. The Great Return
20. Far Off Things
21. Hieroglyphics
22. A Double Return
23. The Lost Club
Book is properly formatted and text is fully hand typed. It is not made based on scans which are prone to have a lot of typos and errors.

The Great God Pan

Arthur Machen

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The Great God Pan

Delphi Collected Works of Arthur Machen (Illustrated) (Series Four Book 4)

Arthur Machen

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The supernatural tales of the Welsh mystic author Arthur Machen have played an instrumental, though in recent times semi-forgotten part in the history of horror fiction. Famous tales such as ‘The Great God Pan’ and ‘The Hill of Dreams’ have intrigued readers for over a hundred years, retaining the same raw power that first shocked Victorian readers. This comprehensive collection offers the most complete edition of Arthur Machen possible in the US, with all the fiction except for one obscure short story collection. The compressive eBook provides numerous illustrations, informative introductions, many rare non-fiction works and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Machen's life and works
* Concise introductions to the novels and other texts
* ALL four novels, with individual contents tables
* Rare novels like THE GREEN ROUND appear here for the first time in digital print
* Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Rare short story collections like THE CHRONICLE OF CLEMENDY, appearing in print for the first time in many years
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories
* Rare uncollected tales – 105 grisly Machen stories for you to explore
* Easily locate the short stories you want to read
* Special criticism section, with Starrett’s seminal essay evaluating Machen’s contribution to literature
* Features Machen’s first autobiography - discover the author’s early life and first inspirations
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

Please note: ‘The House of the Hidden Light’ cannot appear in this collection due to being published for the first time in 2003 and therefore not being in the public domain. Once new texts enter the public domain, they will be added to the eBook as a free update.



CONTENTS:

The Novels
THE HILL OF DREAMS
THE TERROR
THE SECRET GLORY
THE GREEN ROUND

The Shorter Fiction
THE CHRONICLE OF CLEMENDY: OR THE HISTORY OF THE IX JOYOUS JOURNEYS. CARBONNEK
THE GREAT GOD PAN, AND THE INMOST LIGHT
THE THREE IMPOSTORS: OR THE TRANSMUTATIONS
THE HOUSE OF SOULS
THE ANGELS OF MONS
THE GREAT RETURN
THE SHINING PYRAMID, 1923
THE SHINING PYRAMID, 1924
THE GLORIOUS MYSTERY
THE COSY ROOM AND OTHER STORIES
THE CHILDREN OF THE POOL, AND OTHER STORIES
UNCOLLECTED TALES

The Short Stories
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Poems
LIST OF POEMS

The Non-Fiction
THE MEMOIRS OF JACQUES CASANOVA DE SEINGALT, 1725-1798
THE ANATOMY OF TOBACCO
HIEROGLYPHICS
DR STIGGINS: HIS VIEWS AND PRINCIPLES
MISCELLANEOUS ESSAYS

The Criticism
ARTHUR MACHEN: A NOVELIST OF ECSTASY AND SIN by Vincent Starrett

The Autobiography
FAR OFF THINGS

The Three Impostors Or The Transmutations

Arthur Machen

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