The Secret Glory

The Secret Glory

by Arthur Machen

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 11/04/2019

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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.

ISBN:
1230003179192
1230003179192
Category:
Uncategorized
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
11-04-2019
Language:
English
Publisher:
UnderPress Books
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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