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Yleistieto

Virallinen nimi
Jones, Arthur Llewellyn
Muut nimet
Jones-Machen, Arthur Llewellyn
Syntymäaika
1863-03-03
Kuolinaika
1947-12-15
Hautapaikka
Saint Mary Churchyard, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Sukupuoli
male
Kansalaisuus
UK
Maa (karttaa varten)
Wales, UK
Syntymäpaikka
Caerleon, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK
Kuolinpaikka
Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Asuinpaikat
Llandewi Fach, Monmouthshire, UK
London, England, UK
Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Koulutus
Hereford Cathedral School
Ammatit
novelist
essayist
short-story writer
clerk
teacher
actor (näytä kaikki 8)
translator
journalist
Suhteet
Warner, Sylvia Townsend (niece)
Greenwood, Edwin (friend)
מאכן, ארתור
Organisaatiot
Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Arthur Machen (3 March 1863 – 15 December 1947) was a Welsh author and mystic of the 1890s and early 20th century. He is best known for his influential supernatural, fantasy, and horror fiction.

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Keskustelut

Arthur Machen, The Weird Tradition (elokuu 2021)
THE DEEP ONES: "The Happy Children" by Arthur Machen, The Weird Tradition (toukokuu 2021)
THE DEEP ONES: "The Inmost Light" by Arthur Machen, The Weird Tradition (tammikuu 2021)
Reading Group #21 ('The Great God Pan'), Gothic Literature (maaliskuu 2018)
THE DEEP ONES: "The Great God Pan" by Arthur Machen, The Weird Tradition (marraskuu 2014)
Underworld: Arthur Machen, BBC Radio 4 Listeners (heinäkuu 2013)

Kirja-arvosteluja

Horror in the Mind of the Beholder
Review of the Public Domain Kindle eBook edition (May 16, 2012) excerpted from the John Lane hardcover original (1894*).

The greatest horror tales I ever read is a tie between “The Great God Pan,” by Arthur Machen (novella) and "The Ceremonies," by T.E.D. Klein. - tweeted by Stephen King on February 9, 2024.


While doing research for my review of Stephen King's Holly (2023), I chanced upon the above statement in between the constant stream of King's anti-Trump tweets. Having read neither of the books mentioned, I immediately grabbed a free public domain copy of The Great God Pan. Klein's The Ceremonies (1984) with a rare used paperback listed at $102.55 Cdn. 😮 will have to wait its turn.

You shouldn't expect anything very explicit from this Victorian novella. It primarily consists of the conversations or the recorded letters of various paranormal investigators, doctors, scholars and such. The title villain and its progeny are never directly encountered but are constantly spoken about. The horror of it all is the extent to which your imagination will take you.

The greatest horror for me was actually in the first chapter where a diabolical experiment is performed on a hapless young woman in order for her to "see" into the other world. This "operation" consists of a method which pre-figures lobotomies (which weren't invented until 1935) by 45 years! The resulting spawn is unleashed upon the world until steps are taken to eradicate it.

See title page at https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/6e/Title_page--The_great_...
Title page from the John Lane 1894 edition with an illustration by Aubrey Beardsley. Image sourced from Wikipedia.

Footnote
* Goodreads shows 1890 as the year of first publication, but that was only an early version of Chapter 1 which appeared in The Whirlwind magazine. The full novella was not published until 1894 when it was paired with Machen's short story The Inmost Light.

Trivia and Link
The Great God Pan is in the Public Domain and can be read at various online sources such as Project Gutenberg. The Public Domain Kindle eBook is available free at Amazon.
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alanteder | 36 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 15, 2024 |
Strange, influential story. You would need to be focused to read this to not miss anything. Stephen King called it as one of the greatest horror stories in English. Has some sexual scenes that must have been very surprising to readers back when this book came out in 1890. I liked it.
 
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Vivian_Metzger | 36 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 14, 2024 |
A couple of times does that thing where it builds up and then when you think it's going to finally describe something, just cuts out. It's pretty pathetic, although I know a lot of people are cool with that sort of thing. To me it kind of blew the atmosphere. Which is a shame because it IS a very good atmosphere and it's pretty suspenseful. Even with that, though, it was enjoyable and I thought the ending was pretty alright considering it was of that style. Despite myself I was kept in suspense and if you don't mind anti-climaxes like that you'll enjoy this quite a bit I think. Good stuff slightly marred by a bit of poor writing.… (lisätietoja)
 
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tombomp | 36 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 31, 2023 |
Really good, thoroughly enjoyed the various unfoldings
 
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Blackzowen | 36 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 2, 2023 |

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