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The Great God Pan and Other Horror Stories : World's Classics - Arthur Machen

The Great God Pan and Other Horror Stories

World's Classics

Hardcover Published: 19th December 2017
ISBN: 9780198813163
Number Of Pages: 448

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Something pushed out from the body there on the floor, and stretched forth a slimy, wavering tentacle...

Perhaps no figure better embodies the transition from the Gothic tradition to modern horror than Arthur Machen. In the final decade of the nineteenth century, the Welsh writer produced a seminal body of tales of occult horror, spiritual and physical corruption, and malignant survivals from the primeval past which horrified and scandalized late-Victorian readers. Machen's "weird fiction" has influenced generations of storytellers, from H. P. Lovecraft to Guillermo Del Toro - and it remains no less unsettling today.

This new collection, which includes the complete novel The Three Impostors as well as such celebrated tales as The Great God Pan and The White People, constitutes the most comprehensive critical edition of Machen yet to appear. In addition to the core late-Victorian horror classics, a selection of lesser-known prose poems and later tales helps to present a fuller picture of the development of Machen's weird vision. The edition's introduction and notes contextualize the life and work of this foundational figure in the history of horror.

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This is a must-have collection of landmark tales of horror. * Publisher's Weekly *

Introduction Note on the Text Select Bibliography A Chronology of Arthur Machen The Lost Club The Great God Pan The Inmost Light The Three Impostors The Red Hand The Shining Pyramid The Turanians The Idealist Witchcraft The Ceremony Psychology Midsummer The White People The Bowmen The Monstrance N The Tree of Life Change Ritual Explanatory Notes

ISBN: 9780198813163
ISBN-10: 0198813163
Series: World's Classics
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 19th December 2017
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 3.56
Weight (kg): 0.52

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