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ISBN-10: 0198813163
ISBN-13: 9780198813163
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publish Date: 04/01/2018
Dimensions: 8.50" L, 5.50" W, 1.40" H

The Great God Pan and Other Horror Stories

Editor: Aaron Worth

Hardcover

Price: $22.95

Overview

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. – Publishers Weekly


This collection, complete with an introduction on Machen's life and work, is highly recommended not only for fans but for any general reader interested in weird fiction or gothic horror in general. – Alan Keep, Booklist


This beautiful hardback edition of [Machen's] work is the perfect way to begin exploring his classic horror fiction. – Interesting Literature


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Details

ISBN-10: 0198813163
ISBN-13: 9780198813163
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publish Date: 04/01/2018
Dimensions: 8.50" L, 5.50" W, 1.40" H
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