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Machen, Arthur 1863-1947

Works: 700 works in 1,879 publications in 6 languages and 23,371 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Bibliography  Records and correspondence  Detective and mystery stories, English  Satire  Portraits  Horror tales 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Honoree, Interviewee, Inscriber, Creator, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PR6025.A245, 823.6
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The expedition of Humphry Clinker by T Smollett( Book )

9 editions published between 1929 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humorous adventures of Welsh family's travels in England, Scotland and Wales are related in letters home
The hill of dreams by Arthur Machen( Book )

61 editions published between 1907 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young author goes to London and feels as though the whole world is against him
The memoirs of Jacques Casanova by Giacomo Casanova( Book )

46 editions published between 1894 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giacomo Girolamo Casanova de Seingalt was an Italian adventurer and author from the Republic of Venice. His autobiography is regarded as one of the most authentic sources of the customs and norms of European social life during the 18th century. He was so famous as a womanizer that his name remains synonymous with the art of seduction. He associated with European royalty, popes and cardinals, along with luminaries such as Voltaire, Goethe and Mozart. He spent his last years in Bohemia as a librarian in Count Waldstein's household, where he also wrote the story of his life. As noted in the introduction by Arthur Symons, these memoirs, " ... are the history of a unique life, a unique personality, one of the greatest of autobiographies; as a record of adventures, they are more entertaining than Gil Blas, or Monte Cristo, or any of the imaginary travels, and escapes, and masquerades in life, which have been written in imitation of them."
The great god Pan by Arthur Machen( Book )

79 editions published between 1890 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bundel met drie verhalen over bovennatuurlijke verschijnselen
The three impostors by Arthur Machen( Book )

44 editions published between 1895 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The three impostors: In late 19th century London, a scientist and an unpublished writer join forces as amateur detectives in an attempt to solve a minor but puzzling mystery which ultimately leads to the discovery of a truly diabolical conspiracy. In the course of their investigations, the two men find themselves repeatedly surrendering their attention to a series of seemingly outlandish tales spun by an assortment of eccentric story tellers. The stories, which all deal with imposture of some kind, are only tangentially related to each other, yet offer the somewhat bumbling sleuths important clues to the mystery at hand. Machen builds suspense slowly and methodically, masterfully leading the reader on to a completely unexpected, gruesome climax
Tales of horror and the supernatural by Arthur Machen( Book )

36 editions published between 1948 and 2006 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hieroglyphics : a note upon ecstasy in literature by Arthur Machen( Book )

50 editions published between 1902 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welsh writer Arthur Machen achieved literary acclaim with his groundbreaking tales of the supernatural, some of which modern-day horror luminary Stephen King ranks among the best in the English language. In the engaging nonfiction volume Hieroglyphics, Machen turns his focus to literary criticism, opining on the role of the ecstatic in literature
Dreads and drolls by Arthur Machen( Book )

12 editions published between 1926 and 2007 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The house of souls by Arthur Machen( Book )

49 editions published between 1906 and 2014 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of groundbreaking fantasy includes the decadent horror classic The Great God Pan," about a mad scientist who brings Pan to earth. Also includes the mystical stories A Fragment of Life," The White People," and The Inmost Light."
Dog and duck by Arthur Machen( Book )

16 editions published between 1924 and 2014 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs; the first complete and unabridged English translation by Giacomo Casanova( Book )

2 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Heptameron by Marguerite( Book )

18 editions published between 1887 and 1961 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stories of the Heptameron are related by five men and five women for their amusement and edification after they have taken refuge in a Pyrenean Abbey from a series of disasters. Their subjects range from the bawdy to the romantic, from anti-clerical humor to serious reflections on spiritual matters
The secret glory by Arthur Machen( Book )

32 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regarded by many critics and fans alike as one of Arthur Machen''s finest works, the novel The Secret Glory is a retelling of a story that fascinated the author throughout his lifetime: the quest for the Holy Grail. The quest is carried out by the unlikeliest of heroes: a young orphan who is regarded as a worthless layabout by everyone around him
The terror; a fantasy by Arthur Machen( Book )

41 editions published between 1917 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of gruesome murders plagues a small town in Wales
The Canning wonder by Arthur Machen( Book )

10 editions published between 1925 and 1926 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth Canning was an Englishwoman who claimed that she had been abducted and her kidnappers tried to force her to become a prostitute. She ended up being convicted for perjury
The shining pyramid by Arthur Machen( Book )

22 editions published between 1923 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the beginning of his literary career, Machen espoused a mystical belief that the humdrum ordinary world hid a more mysterious and strange world beyond. His gothic and decadent works of the 1890s concluded that the lifting of this veil could lead to madness, sex, or death, and usually a combination of all three. Machen's later works became somewhat less obviously full of gothic trappings, but for him investigations into mysteries invariably resulted in life-changing transformation and sacrifice. Machen loved the medieval world view because he felt it combined deep spirituality alongside a
Arthur Machen, a bibliography by Henry Danielson( Book )

14 editions published between 1923 and 1977 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The white people and other weird stories by Arthur Machen( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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"--Provided by publisher
Dr. Stiggins, his views and principles : a series of interviews by Arthur Machen( Book )

15 editions published between 1906 and 1925 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The angels of Mons. The bowman and other legends of the war by Arthur Machen( Book )

17 editions published between 1915 and 2010 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The white people and other weird stories
Alternative Names

controlled identitySiluviensis, Leolinus, 1863-1947

A. Ll. J. M 1863-1947

Arthur Machen auteur de récits fantastiques et autres

Arthur Machen Brits vertaler (1863-1947)

Arthur Machen scrittore gallese

Arthur Machen walisischer Horror-Schriftsteller

Jones, Arthur Llewellyn 1863-1947

Machen, Arthur

Machen, Arthur Llewelyn Jones

Machen Arthur Llewelyn Jones 1863-1947

Siluriensis Leolinus 1863-1647

Siluviensis, Leolinus 1863-1947

Мейчен, Артур

מאכן, ארתור

מאכן, ארתור 1863-1947

매컨, 아서 1863-1947

매켄, 아서 1863-1947


マッケン, アーサー


The memoirs of Jacques CasanovaThe great god PanThe three impostorsTales of horror and the supernaturalDreads and drollsThe house of soulsThe terror; a fantasyThe white people and other weird storiesThe angels of Mons. The bowman and other legends of the war