The Great God Pan

The Great God Pan

Penguin English Library

by Arthur Machen

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 07/06/2018

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Twenty new titles in the much-loved and hugely successful Penguin English Library series.

I will not read it; I should never sleep again

A doctor performs an experiment on a young woman that goes horribly wrong, and a series of increasingly strange events follow: sinister woodland rituals, disappearances, suicides...

Viewed as immoral and decadent on first publication in 1894, Machen's weird tale has since established itself as a classic of its genre and has been described by Stephen King as 'one of the best horror stories ever written. Maybe the best in the English language'.

The Penguin English Library collectable general readers' editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century to the end of the Second World War.

ISBN:
9780241341124
9780241341124
Category:
Classic horror & ghost stories
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
07-06-2018
Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
176
Dimensions (mm):
198x129x10mm
Weight:
0.13kg
Arthur Machen

Arthur Machen (Arthur Llewelyn Jones), a Welsh author of supernatural, fantasy, and horror fiction, was born on March 3, 1863. He grew up in Caerleon, Monmouthshire, and attended boarding school at Hereford Cathedral School.

He moved to London in 1881 and worked as a journalist, children's tutor, and publisher's clerk, finding time to write at night. By 1894, Machen had his first major success.

The Great God Pan was published by John Lane, and despite widespread criticism for its sexual and horrific content, it sold well and went into a second edition.

In the 1920s Machen's work became immensely popular in the United States, but Machen experienced increasing poverty; he was saved in 1931 by receiving a Civil List pension from the British government. Arthur Machen died on March 30, 1947.

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