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Arthur Machen (1863–1947)

Autor(a) de The Great God Pan

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Obras por Arthur Machen

The Great God Pan (1894) 835 exemplares
The Three Impostors (1895) 398 exemplares
The Hill of Dreams (1907) 367 exemplares
The White People and Other Stories (2003) 210 exemplares
The House of Souls (1922) 159 exemplares
The Terror and Other Stories (2005) 131 exemplares
The Terror (1917) 111 exemplares
The Secret Glory (1922) 84 exemplares
The Shining Pyramid (1923) — Autor — 79 exemplares
The White People (1987) 64 exemplares
Hieroglyphics (1902) 59 exemplares
Far Off Things (1922) 57 exemplares
Ritual and Other Stories (1992) 57 exemplares
100 Eternal Masterpieces of Literature - volume 1 (2017) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares
The Green Round (1933) 54 exemplares
Holy Terrors (1946) 44 exemplares
A Fragment of Life (1987) 39 exemplares
Ornaments in Jade (1997) 38 exemplares
Dreads and Drolls (1926) 36 exemplares
Things Near and Far (1923) 35 exemplares
The Great Return (1915) 31 exemplares
Die leuchtende Pyramide (1987) 30 exemplares
N (2010) 27 exemplares
The House of the Hidden Light (2003) 25 exemplares
The Novel of the Black Seal (2004) 23 exemplares
The Red Hand (1895) 23 exemplares
The Chronicle of Clemendy (1923) 22 exemplares
The Inmost Light (1894) 21 exemplares
Selected Letters (1988) 18 exemplares
The Cosy Room (1936) 18 exemplares
The Canning Wonder (1925) 17 exemplares
Arthur Machen's 1890s Notebook (2016) 16 exemplares
The Glorious Mystery (1924) 14 exemplares
The Novel of the White Powder (2012) 14 exemplares
The Collected Arthur Machen (1988) 14 exemplares
The Black Seal and Other Stories (2022) 13 exemplares
The anatomy of tobacco (1926) 13 exemplares
Cuentos (1987) 12 exemplares
The Great God Pan and Other Weird Tales (1946) — Autor — 12 exemplares
The Children of the Pool (1936) 12 exemplares
Occult Territory: An Arthur Machen Gazetteer (2021) — Autor — 11 exemplares
Fantastic and Horrific Stories (2022) 10 exemplares
Eleusinia 9 exemplares
Furcht und Schrecken (1993) 9 exemplares
Chroniques du petit peuple (1998) 8 exemplares
Der große Pan: Erzählungen (1994) — Autor — 7 exemplares
The Bowmen (1915) 5 exemplares
Out Of The Earth (2009) 5 exemplares
Hieroglyphics and Other Essays (2022) 5 exemplares
Notes and Queries (1926) 4 exemplares
Mist and Mystery 4 exemplares
Decadent and occult works (2018) 4 exemplares
Precious Balms (1924) 4 exemplares
A Reader of Curious Books (2020) 4 exemplares
De grote god Pan : griezelverhalen (1970) — Autor — 4 exemplares
Autobiographical Writings (2020) 4 exemplares
The Caerleon edition of the works of Arthur Machen (1923) — Autor — 3 exemplares
The Arthur Machen Collection (2016) 3 exemplares
FAUNUS 8 THE JOURNAL OF THE FRIENDS OF ARTHUR MACHEN — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Change (2010) 2 exemplares
A Secret Language 2 exemplares
Levbavi Oculos (2019) 2 exemplares
Mystisiä kertomuksia (2021) 2 exemplares
Opening The Door 2 exemplares
Rus in Urbe and Others (1992) 2 exemplares
Short Fiction 2 exemplares
The Great God Pan: & Xelucha (2013) 2 exemplares
The Happy Children 2 exemplares
The White People | The Terror (2018) 2 exemplares
A New Christmas Carol (2016) 2 exemplares
Il terrore (2022) 1 exemplar
Hrůza 1 exemplar
The Exalted Omega 1 exemplar
The Bright Boy 1 exemplar
The Ceremony [short story] (2018) 1 exemplar
7b Coney Court 1 exemplar
Military Career 1 exemplar
Oltre la soglia (1993) 1 exemplar
Sad Avallona 1 exemplar

Associated Works

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The Heptameron (1984) — Tradutor, algumas edições837 exemplares
Tales Before Tolkien: The Roots of Modern Fantasy (2003) — Contribuidor — 605 exemplares
The Book of Fantasy (1940) — Contribuidor — 597 exemplares
H.P. Lovecraft's Book of Horror (1993) — Contribuidor — 307 exemplares
Weird Tales (1988) — Contribuidor — 269 exemplares
Extraordinary Tales (1955) — Contribuidor — 269 exemplares
Devils & Demons: A Treasury of Fiendish Tales Old & New (1991) — Contribuidor — 257 exemplares
Shudder Again: 22 Tales of Sex and Horror (1993) — Contribuidor — 231 exemplares
The Hastur Cycle (1993) — Autor — 208 exemplares
The Omnibus of Crime (1929) — Contribuidor — 208 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Arthurian Legends (1998) — Contribuidor — 195 exemplares
Late Victorian Gothic Tales (2005) — Contribuidor — 187 exemplares
The Phantom of the Opera and Other Gothic Tales (2018) — Contribuidor — 171 exemplares
The Big Book of Classic Fantasy (2019) — Contribuidor — 164 exemplares
My Favorite Horror Story (2007) — Contribuidor — 139 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Modern Ghost Stories (2007) — Contribuidor — 133 exemplares
Shadows of Carcosa: Tales of Cosmic Horror (2014) — Contribuidor — 125 exemplares
The Dunwich Cycle (1995) — Contribuidor — 116 exemplares
The Penguin Book of First World War Stories (2007) — Contribuidor — 107 exemplares
Damnable Tales: A Folk Horror Anthology (2021) — Contribuidor — 99 exemplares
Foundations of Fear (1992) — Contribuidor — 97 exemplares
More Stories to Remember, Volume II (1958) — Contribuidor — 94 exemplares
Weird Woods: Tales from the Haunted Forests of Britain (2020) — Contribuidor — 91 exemplares
Casanova's Escape from the Leads (1988) — Tradutor, algumas edições89 exemplares
Famous Modern Ghost Stories (1921) — Contribuidor — 87 exemplares
H.P. Lovecraft's Favorite Weird Tales (2005) — Contribuidor — 83 exemplares
The 13 Best Horror Stories of All Time (2002) — Contribuidor — 77 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Folk Horror (2021) — Contribuidor — 75 exemplares
The Horror Hall of Fame (1991) — Contribuidor — 75 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Twentieth-Century Ghost Stories (1998) — Contribuidor — 73 exemplares
Famous Fantastic Mysteries (1991) — Contribuidor — 64 exemplares
The World's Greatest Horror Stories (1994) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
Visitants (2010) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
The Century's Best Horror Fiction Volume 1 (2011) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
The Black Veil and Other Tales of Supernatural Sleuths (2007) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
Dancing With the Dark (1999) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
Into the London Fog: Eerie Tales from the Weird City (2020) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
Fighters of Fear: Occult Detective Stories (2020) — Contribuidor — 48 exemplares
The Deadly Dowager (1934) — Prefácio, algumas edições46 exemplares
The hundred tales (Les cent nouvelles nouvelles) (1924) — Introdução, algumas edições45 exemplares
Horror Stories: Classic Tales from Hoffmann to Hodgson (2014) — Contribuidor — 44 exemplares
Shadows of Fear (1994) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
The nightmare reader, volume one (1973) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
Doorway to Dilemma: Bewildering Tales of Dark Fantasy (2019) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
Our Haunted Shores: Tales from the Coasts of the British Isles (2022) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
The Moons at Your Door (2016) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
Great Tales of Terror (2002) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
Six Novels of the Supernatural (1944) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
The Screaming Skull and Other Classic Horror Stories (2010) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
Great Horror Stories: Tales by Stoker, Poe, Lovecraft and Others (2008) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
The Ghost Book: Sixteen Stories of the Uncanny (1926) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
The Fifth Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (1969) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
The Best Crime Stories Ever Told (2012) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
The Garden of Hermetic Dreams (2004) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery, and Horror (1928) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
Witches and Warlocks (1976) — Prefácio, algumas edições29 exemplares
The Night Side: Masterpieces of the Strange and Terrible (1947) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
Welsh Tales of Terror (1766) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
Strange Ecstasies (1973) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
The Best Ghost Stories (1990) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
The Horned God: Weird Tales of the Great God Pan (2022) — Compositor — 27 exemplares
Memoirs of Casanova, Volume 2 of 6 - To Paris and Prison (1920) — Tradutor, algumas edições; Tradutor; Tradutor, algumas edições25 exemplares
Memoirs of Casanova, Volume 6 of 6 - Spanish Passions (1920) — Tradutor — 24 exemplares
The Complete Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt (1920) — Tradutor, algumas edições23 exemplares
Crimes of Cymru: Classic Mystery Tales of Wales (2023) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
The Best Horror Stories (1977) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
Memoirs of Casanova, Volume 3 of 6 - The Eternal Quest (1920) — Tradutor, algumas edições; Tradutor, algumas edições; Tradutor, algumas edições21 exemplares
The Magicians: Occult Stories (1972) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
The Second Omnibus Of Crime: The World's Great Crime Stories (1932) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Welsh Short Stories (1937) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
The Secret Ceremonies: Critical Essays on Arthur Machen (2019) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
British Weird (2020) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Tales of the Occult (1975) — Autor, algumas edições16 exemplares
Lost Souls Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2018) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Paha vieras (1996) 15 exemplares
Monster Festival: Classic Tales of the Macabre (1965) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
The Ghost's Companion (1975) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Uncanny Tales 2 (1974) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
The Zinzolin Book of Occult Fiction (2022) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Lovecraftin lähteillä (1887) 10 exemplares
The Black Cap: New Stories of Murder and Mystery (1928) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
M Is for Monster: A Modern Bestiary of Classic Monsters (2011) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Thrills, Crimes and Mysteries (1935) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
More ghosts and marvels (1934) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Shudders (1929) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
When Churchyards Yawn (1963) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
The Sleeping and the Dead (1963) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Kings of Horror — Autor — 5 exemplares
The great weird stories (1977) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
The Unquiet Grave (1964) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Famous Fantastic Mysteries, Vol. 11, No. 3, February 1950 (1950) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Faunus: Issue 41 — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
The Heptameron or Tales and Novels: Volume Two (1900) — Tradutor — 2 exemplares
The Heptameron or Tales and Novels: Volume One — Tradutor — 2 exemplares
150 anni in Giallo (1989) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Faunus, Number Forty-two (Autumn 2020) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
The nightmare reader (1973) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Missing From Their Homes — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
The Reviewer, Volume IV, Number 4 (July 1924) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Jones, Arthur Llewellyn
Outros nomes
Jones-Machen, Arthur Llewellyn
Data de nascimento
1863-03-03
Data de falecimento
1947-12-15
Localização do túmulo
Saint Mary Churchyard, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
UK
País (no mapa)
Wales, UK
Local de nascimento
Caerleon, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK
Local de falecimento
Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Locais de residência
Llandewi Fach, Monmouthshire, UK
London, England, UK
Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Educação
Hereford Cathedral School
Ocupações
novelist
essayist
short-story writer
clerk
teacher
actor (mostrar todos 8)
translator
journalist
Relações
Warner, Sylvia Townsend (niece)
Greenwood, Edwin (friend)
מאכן, ארתור
Organizações
Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn

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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.

Membros

Discussions

Arthur Machen em The Weird Tradition (Agosto 2021)
THE DEEP ONES: "The Happy Children" by Arthur Machen em The Weird Tradition (Maio 2021)
THE DEEP ONES: "The Inmost Light" by Arthur Machen em The Weird Tradition (Janeiro 2021)
Reading Group #21 ('The Great God Pan') em Gothic Literature (Março 2018)
THE DEEP ONES: "The Great God Pan" by Arthur Machen em The Weird Tradition (Novembro 2014)
Underworld: Arthur Machen em BBC Radio 4 Listeners (Julho 2013)

Críticas

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 outras críticas | 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 outras críticas | 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.… (mais)
 
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tombomp | 36 outras críticas | Oct 31, 2023 |
Really good, thoroughly enjoyed the various unfoldings
 
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Blackzowen | 36 outras críticas | Oct 2, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
213
Also by
123
Membros
5,637
Popularidade
#4,398
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Críticas
114
ISBN
638
Línguas
16
Marcado como favorito
55

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