Arthur Machen The Great God Pan

ISBN 13: 9781530330591

The Great God Pan

 
9781530330591: The Great God Pan

A terrifying tale about the god of wild places. The Great God Pan is a novella written by Arthur Machen. On publication it was widely denounced by the press as degenerate and horrific because of its decadent style and sexual content, although it has since garnered a reputation as a classic of horror. Machen's story was only one of many at the time to focus on Pan as a useful symbol for the power of nature and paganism.

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(On The Great God Pan) 'One of the greatest horror stories ever written.' --Stephen King

'Arthur Machen...is a mystic, who knew that there exists a threshold which, if it is stepped over, will show us a subtly altered reality.' --Clive Barker

'For ability to create an atmosphere of nameless terror I can think of no author living or dead who comes near to him.' --Jerome K. Jerome

'Arthur Machen...is a mystic, who knew that there exists a threshold which, if it is stepped over, will show us a subtly altered reality.' --Clive Barker

'For ability to create an atmosphere of nameless terror I can think of no author living or dead who comes near to him.' --Jerome K. Jerome

About the Author:

Arthur Machen (1863 1947) was born Arthur Llewellyn Jones in Caerleon in Wales. Moving to London, but living an impoverished existence, Machen eventually found success with his horror novella 'The Great God Pan', and soon after 'The Three Impostors'. Machen firmly established himself as a master storyteller of decadent supernatural horror, publishing several occult and weird tales with memorable plots and a real skill for the esoteric, creating dark and suspenseful atmospheres.

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