Machen, Arthur, 1863-1947

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Dates:
Birth 1863-03-03
Death 1947-12-15
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

Welsh novelist and essayist, a forerunner of 20th century Gothic science fiction.

From the description of Eleusinia / by a former member of H. C. S. 1881. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122598531

From the guide to the Eleusinia, 1881, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Machen was a Welsh writer of tales, mystical, romantic, and macabre.

From the description of Introduction to Lady Benson's Memoirs : manuscript, 1926. (Peking University Library). WorldCat record id: 49369044

From the description of Address books, [1941?]. (Peking University Library). WorldCat record id: 49368889

From the description of Address books, [1941?]. (Peking University Library). WorldCat record id: 53199145

From the description of Ornaments in jade : manuscript, 1923 / by Arthur Machen. (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 78732890

From the description of The children of the pool and other stories : manuscript and typescript, [1936?]. (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 80493128

From the description of The cozy room and other stories : typescript and proofs, 1936. (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 80493272

From the description of Letters to Grant Richards, 1905-1923. (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 84188540

From the description of Ornaments in jade : manuscript, 1923 / by Arthur Machen. (Peking University Library). WorldCat record id: 49369343

From the description of Our Father, San Daniel : introduction : manuscript, 1930. (Peking University Library). WorldCat record id: 49369360

From the description of Scrooge and the spirit of psycho-analysis : manuscript, 1923. (Peking University Library). WorldCat record id: 49369403

From the description of Above the river : introduction : manuscript, 1932. (Peking University Library). WorldCat record id: 49368730

From the description of Autograph and typed letters from Arthur Machen, 1892-1937. (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 83033592

Arthur Machen was a Welsh novelist, essayist, and translator.

From the description of Arthur Machen collection of papers, 1900-[1947] bulk (1910-1933). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122615532

From the guide to the Arthur Machen collection of papers, 1900-[1947, 1910-1933, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.)

Welsh novelist, essayist, actor, and journalist.

From the description of Papers, 1942-1943. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122550368

From the guide to the Arthur Machen papers, 1942-1943, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Carl Van Vechten was an American novelist, critic, essayist, book collector, and photographer.

From the guide to the Carl Van Vechten collection of papers, 1911-1964, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.)

Born Arthur Llewellyn Jones in Wales, Arthur Machen was the author of THE THREE IMPOSTERS (1890), THE GREAT GOD PAN (1894), THE HILL OF DREAMS (1907), THE TERROR (1917), and other works of supernatural horror. Machen was also an essayist, journalist, Shakespearean actor, occultist, and translator. He was considered one of the noblest stylistic masters of the English language in the last century and an outstanding British writer of supernatural fiction.

From the description of Arthur Machen collection, 1863-1953 (bulk 1895-1945) (Peking University Library). WorldCat record id: 74214833

Machen was an English author. Cyril Clemens, a relative of Samuel L. Clemens, was president of the International Mark Twain Society.

From the description of Letters to Cyril Clemens, 1929-1947. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122564109

From the guide to the Arthur Machen letters to Cyril Clemens, 1929-1947., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Machen was an English novelist and essayist.

From the description of Introductions : to novels, 1923-1925. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77786863

From the guide to the Introductions to novels, 1923-1925., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Arthur Machen was born Arthur Llewellyn Jones in Wales; he took his mother's maiden name, Machen, as a child. He moved to London after the deaths of his parents and considered becoming a surgeon, but his interest in writing led him to a career in literature. He found success with atmospheric short stories and essays, many based on supernatural themes exploring a mystical world beneath the material world. His interest in ritual and the occult permeated his best work, and his pioneering efforts in fantasy and horror fiction influenced writers such as H.P. Lovecraft and Ray Bradbury. He was also a translator, critic, and novelist.

From the description of Arthur Machen postal card to F.C. Owlett and letter to Max Beerbohm, 1924-1932. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 66267170

Arthur Machen (1863-1947) was a British novelist, short story writer, and translator best known for his supernatural and horror tales such as The Three Impostors and The Hill of Dreams .

Arthur Llewellyn Jones Machen was born on March 3, 1863 in the Welsh border town of Caerleon on Usk to John Edward Jones and Janet Machen. An only child, Machen led an isolated childhood that would later influence his writing. Although Machen sat for the exam for the Royal College of Surgeons in June 1880, he decided to pursue a career of writing. In London, he worked with Redway and with Robson and Karslake as a cataloger of rare and occult books. Machen married Amy Hogg in 1887. After his wife died in 1899, Machen joined the Sir Frank Benson's Shakespeare Repertory Company as an actor in 1901. While with the company, Machen met his second wife, Purefoy Hudleston, whom he married in 1903. The couple had two children, Hilary and Janet. Machen was a member of the Order of the Golden Dawn, an occultist group.

  • 1884: The Anatomy of Tobacco; or, Smoking Methodised
  • 1888: The Chronicle of Clemendy; or, The History of the IX Joyous Journeys
  • 1894: The Great God Pan, and The Inmost Light
  • 1895: The Three Impostors; or, The Transmutations
  • 1906: The House of Souls
  • 1907: The Hill of Dreams
  • 1915: The Angels of Mons, The Bowmen, and Other Legends of the War The Great Return
  • 1917: The Terror
  • 1922: Far Off Things
  • 1923: Things Near and Far
  • 1924: The Shining Pyramid
  • 1933: The Green Round
  • 1936: The Children of the Pool, and Other Stories The Cosy Room, and Other Stories

From the guide to the Arthur Machen Collection, 1915-1933, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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