The Three Impostors

The Three Impostors

by Arthur Machen

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 06/04/2019

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"The Three Impostors" is a collection of interwoven tales by Welsh author Arthur Machan, first published in 1895. As with most of Machan's work, the tales are of a supernatural horror bent, each chilling and masterfully written in their own right. The novel and the stories within it would eventually be considered as some of Machen's best works; but, due to the scandal concerning Oscar Wilde, Machen's relationship with decadent horror was unattractive to publishers and, as a result, the popularity of this work suffered at the time of publication. Arthur Machen (1863 - 1947) was a Welsh author and renowned mystic during the 1890s and early 20th century who garnered literary acclaim for his contributions to the supernatural, horror, and fantasy fiction genres. His seminal novella "The Great God Pan" (1890) has become a classic of horror fiction, with Stephen King describing it as one of the best horror stories ever written in the English language. Other notable fans of his gruesome tales include William Butler Yeats and Arthur Conan Doyle; and his work has been compared to that of Robert Louis Stevenson, Bram Stoker, and Oscar Wilde.

ISBN:
1230003171516
1230003171516
Category:
Horror & ghost stories
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
06-04-2019
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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