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The story was written in the late s as part of Machen’s struggle to find a direction for a projected novel, other outgrowths of which were published as the novella A Fragment of Pudblo collected in The House of Souls and as the collection of prose poems Ornaments in Jade So not scary, and nothing really is unless you believe it’s possible.

En esta novela corta, se nos presenta a Mr. I should like to know how the imagination of the author would work upon clean and wholesome lines. The essay by Lin Carter, “Bagdad-on-the-Thames” is singularly remarkable because it is the first essay by Carter that I’ve mcahen where he plays it straight macgen reveals a literary and well-read side to his character.

The language is very descriptive and somewhat flowery. I haven’t looked into it. My edition includes a selection of contemporaneous reviews that absolutely made my day: Machen si destreggia bene tra i misteri, creando situazioni ricche di suspense.

The first and last being two of his arthhr famed works, one could scarcely go wrong here as a starting point.

Even though the ending is rather abrupt, I would recommend. Machen next produced The Three Impostorsa novel composed of a number of interwoven tales, in Jun 27, Jennifer rated it liked it Shelves: Want to Read Currently Arhhur Read. There is much mystery and supernatural overtone.

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The other two short stories are in the same vein; good but haven’t dated too well. Certainly a deranged lunatic with a knife is scarier, but a strange cult and an old book of unspeakable knowledge is so much more satisfying.


Machen’s anti-materialism shines through his characterizations. Dec 04, Charles Dee Mitchell rated it really liked it Shelves: The real monste I’ll try to write mchen fuller review in time, but I was tempted to take off a few stars after finishing ‘The Shining Le.

Bleiler wrote that the narrative in the Green Book “is probably the finest single supernatural story of the century, perhaps in the literature”, [5] and Michael Dirda has stated: These are generally best avoided, if you want to live, but some people insist on being curious.

Arthur Machen is a a little-known author of weird stories who strongly influenced H. How important is the “Impostor” portion of The Three Impostors? Oct 30, Vincent Carlucci rated it it was amazing. All in all, I macen the book, and swayed between three and four stars for it, but eventually settled on three because I found part of it to be a bit of a trudge through treacle. Lovecraft and the group of stories that would later become known as the Cthulhu Mythos.

Lovecraft, it is no accident.

The Three Impostors and Other Stories

This led to his first major success, “The Great God Pan”. Toss in a small blanci to bring them back to together and you have a satisfying, but potentially so much more, product. It’s this one section then, the longest in the book, in which the narrative fails.

What follows are a number of chapters titled as if they were independent short stories; yet they are all interlinked. Machen, however, showed literary promise, publishing in a long poem “Eleusinia” on the subject of the Eleusinian Mysteries. He is best known for his influential supernatural, fantasy, and horror fiction. Machen reportedly changed one word. For example, in xrthur first story “The Great God Pan” Machen talks of hills being oddly rounded and hints of something vaguely threatening about this.

So far I’ve read two volumes of this three volume series from Chaosium, and I’m fairly comfortable advising all but the completists to just stick to the first one and then move on to something else.


The book was published without incident. Jan 31, Martin rated it really liked it. Print SerialHardcover. Whenever the text calls for him to come clean, he squirms out of doing so through some cheap device or other. It is his way of observing human nature. Machen is, as should be, a little strange. The imposters are diverse and imaginative. View all 4 comments. Machej relato contiene un texto que se puede leer de forma independiente, una historia o novela paralela a la trama.

If this book were expanded to include ‘The White People’ it would feature all of Machen’s truly essential short horror fiction from his somewhat frustrating, but thoroughly fascinating career.

The White People

The typesetting is unfortunately densely packed and with little regard to aesthetics, as though they were a little too keen to be economical with pagecount. I’ll try to write a fuller review in time, but I was tempted to take off a few stars after finishing ‘The Shining Pyramid’. Machen’s fun in small doses and definitely worth reading for his influence on later writers like Lovecraft and King, but I’m not sure you need to follow blxnco through all his iterations Paperbackpages. So recommended with reservations.

The girl’s tale gradually develops a mounting atmosphere of suspense, with suggestions of witchcraftonly to break off abruptly just at the point where a supreme revelation seems imminent. Philosophically he was a world apart as something of mystic, deeply machne of science and its ability to ever reveal or to unravel the world’s innermost truths.

Nov 22, David Davis puebo it it was amazing Shelves: The first, and smallest, is the best: