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The Great God Pan

On publication it was widely denounced by the press as degenerate and horrific because of its decadent style and sexual content although it has since garnered a reputation as a classic of horror Machen’s story was only one of many at the. Read for ClassI m glad I had to re read this for the final because it s definitely not a 2 star read like my previous rating

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The Great God Pan is a novella written by Arthur Machen A version of the story was published in the magazine Whirlwind in 1890 and Machen revised and extended it for its book publication together with another story The Inmost Light in 1894. As good as advertised called by Stephen King to be perhaps the greatest horror story in English Not sure about that but I can see how influential this may have been Really weird and has allusions to myth First published in 1890 this is after Poe but before Lovecraft creating something of a bridge between masters of the horror genreThis has all the elements of a great story and created a benchmark for what makes a horror story

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Time to focus on Pan as a useful symbol for the power of nature and paganism The title was taken from the poem A Musical Instrument published in 1862 by Elizabeth Barrett Browning in which the first line of every stanza ends the great god P. This was a strange little story sold as paganism with a touch of sexuality It had a supernatural feel that left me holding my breath in anticipation Unfortunately due to the confusing nature of the book it also left me holding my head in confusion than once I was initially intrigued by the story but midway through it morphed into a Sherlock style detective case before getting back to the mystical elements that made it uniue Overall it was a good idea but poorly executed

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  • The Great God Pan
  • Arthur Machen
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  • 05 October 2018
  • 9781521431627

About the Author: Arthur Machen

Arthur Machen was a leading Welsh author of the 1890s He is best known for his influential supernatural fantasy and horror fiction His long story The Great God Pan made him famous and controversial in his lifetime but The Hill of Dreams is generally considered his masterpiece He also is well known for his leading role in creating the legend of the Angels of MonsAt the age of eleven Machen



10 thoughts on “The Great God Pan

  1. says:

    Reading this book was a bit like eating a salad made with bottled dressing instead of one made with virgin olive oil view spoileris there such thing as experienced olive oil? Does Olive do something naughty with Popeye we are never told about?

  2. says:

    Whatever the hell was going on with the society when this was published This a sensation? Underwhelming Thank God I live now not then I would have died bored out of my mindToo whimsical for me Reads like a cross of Hawthorne with Poe with just a tad of Lovecraft who might have been a diligent follower of Machen at a later date and several notes from Merezhkovsky of all autors added into the mix Though in the c

  3. says:

    As good as advertised called by Stephen King to be perhaps the greatest horror story in English Not sure about that but I can see how influential this may have been Really weird and has allusions to myth First published in 1890 this is after Poe but before Lovecraft creating something of a bridge between masters of the horror gen

  4. says:

    My favored definition of wisdom has always been 'a recognition of one's limits' and as such wisdom is vital for writers When an author knows their capabilities and their flaws they are in prime position to write a story which takes advantage of their strengths and mitigates their weaknessesYet what is preferable for an artist to stay within the bounds of their skill or to work to always to exceed them? The first sort wi

  5. says:

    The Great God Pan is a succinct gem of horror and mystery; a kind of spiritual variation on classic tales of lycanthropy; though its effectiveness depends on one’s sensitivity to and belief in the potential horrors of the very real though unseen forces beneath material manifestationA scientist a self proclaimed practitioner of transcendental medicine cuts into a young woman's brain to heighten her spiritual awareness; but instead Pan th

  6. says:

    Read for ClassI'm glad I had to re read this for the final because it's definitely not a 2 star read like my previous rating

  7. says:

    For Reasons a guy named Raymond wants to experiment on putting a person into some sort of altered state Mary was like super poor and he took her in and fed her so this is fair he says She agrees because of Stockholm syndrome like loyalty to th

  8. says:

    ORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy LiteratureWritten in 1894 Arthur Machen’s The Great God Pan is a short novel which was highly influential to HP Lovecraft and Stephen King King in fact said The Great God Pan is “one of the best horror stories ever written Maybe the best in the English language Mine isn’t anywhere near that good” The Great God Pan used to be hard to find but is now available free on the Kindle and at other publ

  9. says:

    This was a strange little story sold as paganism with a touch of sexuality It had a supernatural feel that left me holding my breath in anticip

  10. says:

    The Great God Pan is one of Arthur Machen's earliest works and also his most popular Upon release it was widely denounced a

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