Machen, Arthur, 1863-1947

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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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creatorOf Machen, Arthur, 1863-1947. Arthur Machen postal card to F.C. Owlett and letter to Max Beerbohm, 1924-1932. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Nathan Van Patten papers, 1920-1980 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Benson, Emanuel, 1904-1971. Emanuel Benson papers, 1924-1967. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Bennett Cerf Papers, ca. 1898-1977. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Vodrey, Joseph Kelly, 1905-1975,. Arthur Machen, signed photographs, [19--]. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Machen, Arthur, 1863-1947. Arthur Machen collection, 1888-1958. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Machen, Arthur, 1863-1947. Ornaments in jade : manuscript, 1923 / by Arthur Machen. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Jackson, Holbrook, 1874-1948. Holbrook Jackson papers, 1930-1949. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Machen, Arthur, 1863-1947. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1926-1930. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Records. : Series I., General Correspondence, 1922-1977 (bulk 1946-1966). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Machen, Arthur, 1863-1947. Introductions : to novels, 1923-1925. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Machen, Arthur, 1863-1947. Letter, 1910, June 17, London, to [Martin] Secker. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Introductions to novels, 1923-1925. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Machen, Arthur, 1863-1947. Arthur Machen collection, 1863-1953 (bulk 1895-1945) Princeton University Library
referencedIn Starrett, Vincent, 1886-1974. Typed letters signed (18) and autograph letters signed (12) : Chicago, to Edward Wagenknecht, 1943-1970. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn English literature mss., 1901-1950 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Machen, Arthur, 1863-1947. Letters, 1923-1929, London, to Philip D. Sherman, Oberlin, Ohio. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Machen, Arthur, 1863-1947. Above the river : introduction : manuscript, 1932. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Starrett, Vincent, 1886-1974. Vincent Starrett collection of Arthur Machen, 1915-1971. Southern Illinois University, Morris Library
creatorOf Machen, Arthur, 1863-1947. Eleusinia / by a former member of H. C. S. 1881. American Primers
creatorOf Arthur Machen papers, 1942-1943 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn English literature mss., ca. 1750-ca. 1979 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Inventory of the Arkham House Collection: SCI FI MSS 00229., 1930-1953 Cushing Memorial Library,
creatorOf Arthur Machen collection, 1888-1958 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Oscar Wilde and his Literary Circle Collection: Correspondence, 1819, 1849-1957, 1962 William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.
creatorOf Machen, Arthur, 1863-1947. Ornaments in jade : manuscript, 1923 / by Arthur Machen. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Cerf, Bennett, 1898-1971. Bennett Cerf papers, ca. 1898-1977. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Donald and Katharine Foley Collection of Penguin Books, 1935-1965 Bancroft Library
creatorOf Machen, Arthur, 1863-1947. Scrooge and the spirit of psycho-analysis : manuscript, 1923. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Eleusinia, 1881 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Correspondence, 1848-1937 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf 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.
referencedIn Jerome, Jerome K. (Jerome Klapka), 1859-1927. Jerome K. Jerome collection, ca. 1908-1922. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Fales Manuscript Collection, ca. 1700-2000 Fales Library & Special Collections
referencedIn Sewell, Brocard. Brocard Sewell fonds. [1922-1963]. University of Victoria Libraries, UVic
creatorOf Pollock, Frederick, Sir, 1845-1937. Correspondence, 1848-1937. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf Machen, Arthur, 1863-1947. Arthur Machen collection of papers, 1900-[1947] bulk (1910-1933). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Fales Manuscript Collection, ca. 1700-2000 Fales Library & Special Collections
creatorOf Arthur Machen Collection, 1915-1933 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Records. Series IV., Author and Book Designer Files, 1911-1979 (bulk 1920-1960). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf John Lane Company. Records of the John Lane Company, 1856-1933 (bulk, 1894-1930). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Machen, Arthur, 1863-1947. Letters to Grant Richards, 1905-1923. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Gregory, Alyse, 1884-1967. Alyse Gregory letters to Valentine Ackland, 1942-1962. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Machen, Arthur, 1863-1947. Our Father, San Daniel : introduction : manuscript, 1930. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Papers of John Gawsworth, 1912-1970 Reading University : Special Collections Services
creatorOf Arthur Machen letters to Cyril Clemens, 1929-1947. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Machen, Arthur, 1863-1947. Introduction to Lady Benson's Memoirs : manuscript, 1926. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Jerome, Jerome K. (Jerome Klapka), 1859-1927. Jerome K. Jerome collection, ca. 1908-1922. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Machen, Arthur, 1863-1947. Address books, [1941?]. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Knopf, Alfred A., 1892-1984. Letter, 1924 Jan. 23 New York, N.Y. to Harold G. Rugg, Hanover, N.H. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Machen, Arthur, 1863-1947. [Pamphlets by and about Arthur Machen]. Yale University Library
creatorOf Machen, Arthur, 1863-1947. Autograph letter signed : London, to Harry Quilter, 1895 June 4. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Benson, Emanuel, 1904-1971. Emanuel Benson papers, 1924-1967. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Robert Hillyer Papers, 1906-1962 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Machen, Arthur, 1863-1947. The cozy room and other stories : typescript and proofs, 1936. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Machen, Arthur, 1863-1947. Address books, [1941?]. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Hillyer, Robert, 1895-1961. Papers, 1725-1961. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn John Lane Company Records TXRC00-A11., 1856-1933, bulk 1894-1930 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Machen, Arthur, 1863-1947. Letter : London, to B.H.L. Carr, Meliore [i.e. Melrose], Mass., 1924 May 12. Brown University, Brown University Library
creatorOf Machen, Arthur, 1863-1947. Papers, 1942-1943. American Primers
referencedIn Steffe, Edwin. Letter to Anne Gawsworth. Melbourne, Australia. 1963 Nov. 15. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Arthur Machen Letter (MS 124), March 31, 1924 University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries. Special Collections Dept.
referencedIn John Gawsworth Papers, 1945-1954 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
referencedIn Gregory, Alyse, 1884-1967. Alyse Gregory letters to Valentine Ackland, 1942-1962. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Machen, Arthur, 1863-1947. The children of the pool and other stories : manuscript and typescript, [1936?]. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Gawsworth, John, 1912-1970. Papers, 1945-1954. University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn Vodrey, Joseph Kelly, 1905-1975,. Arthur Machen Collection : Yale University Library, [19--]. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Vodrey, Joseph Kelly, 1905-1975,. An itinerary through Machenia, 1863-1947 : fifty association illustrations each autographed by The Silurist : postcards and photographs, [19--]. Princeton University Library
creatorOf 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.
referencedIn Sweetser, Wesley D. Arthur Machen : his writings (early draft) : typescript, 1958 / by Wesley Sweetser Captain U.S.A.F. ; compiled in connection with his thesis for Doctor's Degree, University of Colorado. Princeton University Library
referencedIn British authors collection, 1840-1953. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Machen, Arthur, 1863-1947. Letters to Cyril Clemens, 1929-1947. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Machen, Arthur, 1863-1947. Letters, 1922-1924, London, to Harold G. Rugg. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Machen, Arthur, 1863-1947. Autograph and typed letters from Arthur Machen, 1892-1937. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Machen, Arthur, 1863-1947. Arthur Machen collection, 1888-1958. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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associatedWith Havens, Munson Aldrich, 1873-1942. person
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associatedWith Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965 person
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Birth 1863-03-03

Death 1947-12-15

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