7 best short stories by Arthur Machen

7 best short stories by Arthur Machen

by Arthur Machen and August Nemo

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 14/01/2019


He was born in 1863 in Wales, in Caerlson-Usk. He settled in London, still young, where he was a bookstore clerk for a few months, becoming a preceptor. Subsequently, he began to write in total material shortage and fatigue. For a long time he lived on translations. Still unrecognized, he continued his work with a growing feeling that "an immense spiritual gulf separated him from other men" and that he lived as a "Robinson Crusoe of the soul." A curious fact was that he, along with W. B. Yeats and Aleister Crowley, was a member of the "Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn," the ill-fated 20th century magic society. His work is acclaimed worldwide and has already been recognized by such big names as H. P. Locecraf, Stephen King and Jorge Luis Borges. This selection specially chosen by the literary critic August Nemo, contains the following stories: The Great God Pan The White People The Black Seal The Novel of the White Powder The Red Hand The Inmost Light The Bowmen

Horror & ghost stories
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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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