The Great God Pan and Other Weird Stories

The Great God Pan and Other Weird Stories

Short works of decadent horror by a pioneer of supernatural fiction include the title story, a tale of mysterious suicides, "The White People," "The Inmost Light," and "The Shining Pyramid."

Author: Arthur Machen

Publisher:

ISBN: 193500607X

Category: Fiction

Page: 366

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"Of creators of cosmic fear raised to its most artistic pitch, few can hope to equal Arthur Machen." -- H. P. Lovecraft Arthur Machen (1863-1947), Welsh novelist and essayist, is considered one of the most important and influential writers of his time. While displaying a preoccupation with pagan themes and matters of the occult -- an interest he shared with his close friend, the distinguished scholar A. E. Waite -- his writing transcends the genre of supernatural horror. Oscar Wilde, W. B. Yeats, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, as well as Paul Bowles and Jorge Luis Borges are just a few of the literary notables who are counted among his admirers. Machen is also a key figure in the development of pulp magazine fiction (e.g., Weird Tales), a line of ancestry that leads directly to today's popular graphic novels. Further, Machen's name often crops up in the writings of theorists and practitioners of psychogeography, a school of thought and literature which explores the hidden links between the landscape and the mind. In "The Great God Pan," Arthur Machen delivers a tense atmospheric story about a string of mysterious suicides. With its suggestive visions of decadent sexuality, the work scandalized Victorian London. This edition also includes "The White People," "The Inmost Light," and "The Shining Pyramid." Taken together, these short stories are considered some of the first works of horror and have inspired generations of subsequent writers and creators.
Categories: Fiction

The Great God Pan and Other Horror Stories

The Great God Pan and Other Horror Stories

This collection brings together his best horror tales with a full contextual introduction and which helps to illuminate Machen's place in the literary and cultural milieu of 1890s Britain.

Author: Arthur Machen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198813163

Category: Fiction

Page: 389

View: 301

Arthur Machen is a significant figure in supernatural and horror literature, in the genre of 'weird fiction'. This collection brings together his best horror tales with a full contextual introduction and which helps to illuminate Machen's place in the literary and cultural milieu of 1890s Britain.
Categories: Fiction

The Great God Pan Other Classic Horror Stories

The Great God Pan   Other Classic Horror Stories

Short works of decadent horror by a pioneer of supernatural fiction include the title story, a tale of mysterious suicides, "The White People," "The Inmost Light," and "The Shining Pyramid."

Author: Arthur Machen

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486833354

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 549

Short works of decadent horror by a pioneer of supernatural fiction include the title story, a tale of mysterious suicides, "The White People," "The Inmost Light," and "The Shining Pyramid."
Categories: Fiction

The Great God Pan

The Great God Pan

Recounting the story of Mary, a young woman in Wales, and a strange scientist named Dr. Raymond, the novella begins with a horrible experiment gone awry.

Author: Arthur Machen

Publisher: Bibliotech Press

ISBN: UCD:31175035242943

Category: Fiction

Page: 168

View: 686

A scandalous novella during the time of its publication in 1894, Machen's The Great God Pan was viewed as a degenerate and horrific piece of literature because of its sexual content and gruesome scenes. Recounting the story of Mary, a young woman in Wales, and a strange scientist named Dr. Raymond, the novella begins with a horrible experiment gone awry. Dr. Raymond accidentally destroys Mary's mind while attempting to enable her to see the god of nature, Pan. While Mary is essentially a vegetable, Dr. Raymond goes into hiding in London to escape his horrible mistake. Years later, a woman named Helen Vaughan arrives in the city, seducing men, murdering some and driving others to commit suicide. Dr. Raymond uncovers that this woman is the offspring of the god Pan and Mary from his experiment years earlier.
Categories: Fiction

The Three Impostors and Other Stories

The Three Impostors and Other Stories

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.

Author: Arthur Machen

Publisher: Call of Cthulhu Fiction

ISBN: UOM:39015073904321

Category: Fiction

Page: 234

View: 845

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."
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The Great God Pan the White People and Other Horrors

The Great God Pan  the White People  and Other Horrors

The only illustrated, annotated edition of Machen's supernatural fiction on the market, this collector's volume includes the very best of his weird tales and fantasy.

Author: Arthur Machen

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1974674983

Category:

Page: 320

View: 421

The only illustrated, annotated edition of Machen's supernatural fiction on the market, this collector's volume includes the very best of his weird tales and fantasy. A tremendous influence on H. P. Lovecraft, and widely considered one of the most important contributors to the weird fiction genre, Arthur Machen specialized in a highly intuitive horror that was more suggestive and upsetting because of with it implied than because of what it showed. His stories investigate themes studied by Edgar Allan Poe and Robert Louis Stevenson: corruption of innocence, the power of the will, social hypocrisy, vestigial evil, and hidden sin. Heavily influenced by those writers and by a mystical blend of Celtic Paganism and gnostic Christianity, Machen wrote stories that plumbed the dark unconscious of humanity, seeking and discovering subterranean monstrosities. The tales here include stories of murderous Pagan cults, dark eldritch gods, human sacrifices, witches' Sabbaths, crossbreeding between humans and evil deities, unevolved races of brutal troglodytes, demonic possession, putrefying zombies, animals declaring war on all humanity, ghostly wartime visions, murder mysteries, and occult detectives. Machen's works study the Platonic duality of human nature - the good and the evil, the flesh and the spirit - and beckon us to peer behind the veil of daily life at the horrible reality we rarely stop to notice. TALES INCLUDED IN THIS ANNOTATED EDITION:The Great God Pan | The Inmost Light | The White People | The Novel of the White Powder | The Novel of the Black Seal | The Red Hand | The Shining Pyramid | Out of the Earth | The Bowmen | The Monstrance | The Soldier's Rest | The Great Return | The Terror
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The Great God Pan and the Hill of Dreams

The Great God Pan and the Hill of Dreams

In The Great God Pan, Arthur Machen delivers a tense atmospheric story about a string of mysterious suicides. With its suggestive visions of decadent sexuality, the work scandalized Victorian London.

Author: Arthur Machen

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486443454

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

View: 380

"Of creators of cosmic fear raised to its most artistic pitch, few can hope to equal Arthur Machen."--H. P. Lovecraft Arthur Machen (1863-1947), Welsh novelist and essayist, is considered one of the most important and influential writers of his time. While displaying a preoccupation with pagan themes and matters of the occult (an interest he shared with his close friend, the distinguished scholar A. E. Waite), his writing transcends the genre of supernatural horror. Oscar Wilde, W. B. Yeats, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, as well as Paul Bowles and Jorge Luis Borges are just a few of the literary notables who are counted among his admirers. Machen is also a key figure in the development of pulp magazine fiction (e.g, Weird Tales), a line of ancestry that leads directly to today's popular graphic novels. Further, Machen's name often crops up in the writings of theorists and practitioners of psychogeography, a school of thought and literature which explores the hidden links between the landscape and the mind. In The Great God Pan, Arthur Machen delivers a tense atmospheric story about a string of mysterious suicides. With its suggestive visions of decadent sexuality, the work scandalized Victorian London. Lyrical and introspective, The Hill of Dreams established Machen as one of the great prose masters of the language. As a penetrating portrayal of the accursed artist, redolent with soulful longing and genteel decay, it ranks as a landmark work in English literature.
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The Great God Pan

The Great God Pan

A tense atmostpheric story about a string of mysterious suicides.

Author: Arthur Machen

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9780809544608

Category: Fiction

Page: 84

View: 240

A tense atmostpheric story about a string of mysterious suicides.
Categories: Fiction

The White People and Other Weird Stories

The White People and Other Weird Stories

The title story "The White People" is an exercise in the bizarre leaving the reader disoriented and on edge.

Author: Arthur Machen

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241309513

Category: Fiction

Page: 1

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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.
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Death and Garden Narratives in Literature Art and Film

Death and Garden Narratives in Literature  Art  and Film

In other words, what Squires calls “deathdenial” is itself an aspect of the
environmental crisis humankind has caused (16). 2. A great deal ... In The White
People and Other Weird Stories. ... 2018b. The Great God Pan and Other Horror
Stories.

Author: Feryal Cubukcu

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781793625892

Category: Death in art

Page: 246

View: 433

Death and Garden Narratives in Literature, Art and Film: Song of Death in Paradise analyzes the combination of two motifs, death and gardens, throughout various media and cultural contexts in order to show how the two subjects are intertwined and prevalent throughout the world's cultures.
Categories: Death in art

Green Tea

Green Tea

This landmark critical edition includes the original versions of the stories later collected in the superb In a Glass Darkly, along with equally chilling tales spanning the length of Le Fanu's career, from 'Schalken the Painter', a ...

Author: J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198835882

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 441

"Sheridan Le Fanu is one of the indispensable figures in the history of Gothic and horror fiction. While a number of his sensation and mystery novels were popular with mid-Victorian readers, it was in shorter forms that he truly excelled and most showed himself an innovator in the field of uncanny fiction. Tales such as Carmilla and Green Tea prompted M. R. James to remark, 'he succeeds in inspiring a mysterious terror better than any other writer'. This landmark critical edition includes the original versions of the stories later collected in the superb In a Glass Darkly, along with equally chilling tales spanning the length of Le Fanu's career, from 'Schalken the Painter', a pioneering story of the walking dead, to 'Laura Silver Bell', a haunting exploration of the dark side of fairy lore. Aaron Worth's introduction discusses the paranoid, claustrophobic world of Le Fanu's fiction, placing the stories both the context of the author's long career and in the pantheon of writers of the uncanny"--
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A History of the Council on Books in Wartime 1942 1946

A History of the Council on Books in Wartime  1942 1946

The Great God Pan and Other Weird Stories MADDEN , JOE ( THE MARKEE ) .
Set ' Em Up A - 20 MAISEL , ALBERT Q . Miracles of Military Medicine 1159
MALONEY , RUSSELL . It ' s Still Maloney 733 MALTZ , ALBERT . The Cross and
the ...

Author: Council on Books in Wartime

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105080744803

Category: Propaganda, American

Page: 126

View: 847

Categories: Propaganda, American

Shadows in the Attic

Shadows in the Attic

Alan 1 Good Gestes / Wren 2 The good little girl / Anstey 3 A good reprisal /
Visiak 2 The Goodwood ghost story ... fog and other weird tales / Heard 1 The
great ghost hunter / O ' Donnell 42 The great god Pan / Machen 1 The great god
Pan ...

Author: Neil Wilson

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105025083747

Category: English fiction

Page: 554

View: 601

"A concise biography of each author is followed by an informed and annotated bibliography of their supernatural stories and novels. Sources for further reading are also given. Shadows in the Attic is not only an authoritative guide, but a reliable and engrossing introduction to the whole of British supernatural fiction."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: English fiction

Editions for the Armed Services Inc

Editions for the Armed Services  Inc

The Great God Pan and Other Weird Stories + 936 MADDEN , JOE ( The Markee
) . Set ' Em Up A - 20 MAISEL , ALBERT Q . Miracles Of Military Medicine 1159
MALONEY , RUSSELL . It ' s Still Maloney 733 MALTZ , ALBERT . The Cross And
 ...

Author: Editions for the Armed Services, Inc

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4162609

Category: Armed Services editions (Series)

Page: 139

View: 829

Categories: Armed Services editions (Series)

Modern Horror Writers

Modern Horror Writers

The Cosy Room and Other Stories . 1936 . The Children of the Pool and Other
Stories . 1936 . The Awful Conjunction . 1938 . The Great God Pan and Other
Weird Tales . 1943 . Holy Terrors . 1946 . Tales of Horror and the Supernatural .
1948 .

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Chelsea House

ISBN: STANFORD:36105018273271

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 185

View: 269

A collection of profiles provides biographical, critical, and bibliographical information on noted horror writers from the first half of this century
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The National Union Catalog Pre 1956 Imprints

The National Union Catalog  Pre 1956 Imprints

A Cumulative Author List Representing Library of Congress Printed Cards and
Titles Reported by Other American Libraries Library ... The great god Pan , and ,
The inmost light , by Arthur Machen . ... and " List of books in belles lettres " ( 1
dated 1895 at end . ... The great god Pan , and other weird tales , by Arthur
Machen .

Author: Library of Congress

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015082987598

Category: Catalogs, Union

Page:

View: 389

Categories: Catalogs, Union

Stories of Greek Gods Heroes and Men

Stories of Greek Gods  Heroes  and Men

As he was racing along the way back to Athens, he suddenly came upon a
strange figure standing by the roadside. It was the god Pan. with his smiling eyes,
curling beard, and great goat -legs. Pheidippides stood still in fear ; but the god ...

Author: Caroline Hirst Harding

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015003463570

Category: Mythology, Greek

Page: 195

View: 587

Categories: Mythology, Greek

Fantasy and Horror

Fantasy and Horror

... 1-10 The Great Divorce , 5-175 The Great Fog and Other Weird Tales , 4-61 "
The Great God Pan , " 1-99 Great Short Stories of Detection , Mystery and Horror ,
4-180 Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural , 4-183 The Great Victorian ...

Author: Marshall B. Tymn

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015002915008

Category: Art

Page: 816

View: 218

More than 2,300 works of fiction and poetry are discussed, each cross-referenced to other works with similar or contrasting themes. Winners and nominees for major awards are identified. Books that are part of a series are flagged, with a complete list of books in series included in a final chapter, along with a comprehensive list of awards, of translations, and of young adult and children's books.
Categories: Art