Machen is a significant writer whose work had a considerable impact on the development of horror and supernatural fiction. S. T. Joshi sums up his influence, noting how he was ‘a harbinger of a kind of golden age of weird writing’ and offered exemplars for the writing of Algernon Blackwood, M. R. James, Walter de la Mare and H. P. Lovecraft (The White People xiii).

Biographical material


Gekle, William Francis. Arthur Machen: Weaver of Fantasy. Millbrook, NY: Round Table Press, 1949. Intenet Archive. Contributed by the Digital Library of India. Web. 11 September 2022.

Machen, Arthur. The Angels of Mons: The Bowmen and Other Legends of the War. London: Simpkin Marshall, 1915).

_____. Far Off Things. London: Martin Secker, 1922.

_____. The Great God Pan. Online version published by Project Gutenberg.

_____. Hieroglyphics: A Note Upon Ecstacy in Literature. London: Grant Richards, 1902.

_____. Interview on the BBC, 22 March 1937. BBC Archive, published on You Tube and elsewhere online.

_____. The White People and Other Weird Stories. Edited with an introduction by S. T. Joshi and with a Foreword by Guillermo Del Torro. London: Penguin, 2011.

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