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The Arthur Machen Megapack: 25 Classic Works

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Table of Contents

COPYRIGHT INFO

A NOTE FROM THE PUBLISHER

THE MEGAPACK SERIES

ARTHUR MACHEN: A NOVELIST OF ECSTASY AND SIN, by Vincent Starrett

THE REMEMBRANCE OF THE BARD

THE PRAISE OF MYFANWY

THE HOUSE OF SOULS: AN INTRODUCTION

A FRAGMENT OF LIFE

THE WHITE PEOPLE

THE GREAT GOD PAN

THE SHINING PYRAMID

THE INMOST LIGHT

THE HILL OF DREAMS

THE THREE IMPOSTORS

THE RED HAND

THE SECRET GLORY

THE HAPPY CHILDREN

MUNITIONS OF WAR

THE BOWMEN

THE SOLDIERS’ REST

THE MONSTRANCE

THE ROSE GARDEN

THE CEREMONY

A DOUBLE RETURN

THE TERROR

FAR OFF THINGS

THE GREAT RETURN

HIEROGLYPHICS

A NEW CHRISTMAS CAROL

ELEUSINIA

COPYRIGHT INFO

The Arthur Machen Megapack
is copyright © 2013 by Wildside Press LLC. All rights reserved. Cover art copyright © 2013 by Artanika / Fotolia. For more information, contact the publisher.

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“Arthur Machen: A Novelist of Ecstasy and Sin,” by Vincent Starrett, originally appeared in Reedy’s
Mirror
, October 5, 1917. Reprinted as a chapbook in 1918.

“The Remembrance of the Bard” and “The Praise of Myfanwy” are taken from the 1918 chapbook edition of “Arthur Machen: A Novelist of Ecstasy and Sin.” No prior publication information was included with that edition.

“The House of Souls: An Introduction” originally appeared in 1922 in
The House of Souls
.

“A Fragment of Life” is taken from
The House of Souls
(1922).

“The White People” originally appeared in 1904.

“The Great God Pan” originally appeared in 1894.

The Shining Pyramid
originally appeared in 1895.

The Inmost Light
originally appeared in 1894.

The Hill of Dreams
originally appeared in 1907.

The Three Impostors
originally appeared in 1895.

The Red Hand
originally appeared in 1895.

The Secret Glory
originally appeared in 1922.

“The Happy Children” originally appeared in
The Masterpiece Library of Short Stories
(1915).

“Munitions of War” originally appeared in
The Neolith
, August 1908.

“The Bowmen” originally appeared in 1914.

“The Soldiers’ Rest” is taken from
Holy Terrors
, but was originally published in 1915.

“The Monstrance” is taken from
Holy Terrors
, but was originally published circa 1910.

“The Rose Garden” originally appeared in
The Neolith
, August 1908.

“The Ceremony” is taken from
Holy Terrors
, but was originally published circa 1910.

“A Double Return” originally appeared in

“The Terror” originally appeared in 1917.

Far Off Things
originally appeared in 1922.

The Great Return
originally appeared in 1915.

Hieroglyphics
originally appeared in 1902.

“A New Christmas Carol” originally appeared in 1920.

“Eleusinia,” Machen’s first-published work, originally appeared in 1881.

A NOTE FROM THE PUBLISHER

To anyone interested in supernatural fiction, the work of Welsh master Arthur Machen (1863-1947) is a fundamental starting point. In 2008, Stephen King called Machen’s
The Great God Pan
(included here) “Maybe the best [horror story] in the English language” in an interview. And H.P. Lovecraft wrote: “Of living creators of cosmic fear raised to its most artistic pitch, few if any can hope to equal the versatile Arthur Machen, author of some dozen tales long and short, in which the elements of hidden horror and brooding fright attain an almost incomparable substance and realistic acuteness.”

We are pleased to include 25 classic works in
The Arthur Machen Megapack
, including many of Machen’s most famous works, and three rare poems (including his first published work, Eleusinia.”) For more on Machen himself, please see Vincent Starrett’s excellent 1918 essay, which precedes Machen’s work.

—John Betancourt
Publisher, Wildside Press LLC
www.wildsidepress.com

ABOUT THE MEGAPACKS

Over the last few years, our “Megapack” series of ebook anthologies has proved to be one of our most popular endeavors. (Maybe it helps that we sometimes offer them as premiums to our mailing list!) One question we keep getting asked is, “Who’s the editor?”

The Megapacks (except where specifically credited) are a group effort. Everyone at Wildside works on them. This includes John Betancourt, Mary Wickizer Burgess, Sam Cooper, Carla Coupe, Steve Coupe, Bonner Menking, Colin Azariah-Kribbs, Robert Reginald. A. E. Warren, and many of Wildside’s authors…who often suggest stories to include (and not just their own!).

A NOTE FOR KINDLE READERS

The Kindle versions of our Megapacks employ active tables of contents for easy navigation…please look for one before writing reviews on Amazon that complain about the lack! (They are sometimes at the ends of ebooks, depending on your reader.)

RECOMMEND A FAVORITE STORY?

Do you know a great classic science fiction story, or have a favorite author whom you believe is perfect for the Megapack series? We’d love your suggestions! You can post them on our message board at http://movies.ning.com/forum (there is an area for Wildside Press comments).

Note: we only consider stories that have already been professionally published. This is not a market for new works.

TYPOS

Unfortunately, as hard as we try, a few typos do slip through. We update our ebooks periodically, so make sure you have the current version (or download a fresh copy if it’s been sitting in your ebook reader for months.) It may have already been updated.

If you spot a new typo, please let us know. We’ll fix it for everyone. You can email the publisher at [email protected] or use the message boards above.

THE MEGAPACK SERIES

MYSTERY

The Achmed Abdullah Megapack

The Charlie Chan Megapack

The Craig Kennedy Scientific Detective Megapack

The Detective Megapack

The Father Brown Megapack

The Girl Detective Megapack

The Jacques Futrelle Megapack

The Anna Katharine Green Mystery Megapack

The First Mystery Megapack

The Penny Parker Megapack

The Pulp Fiction Megapack

The Raffles Megapack

The Victorian Mystery Megapack

The Wilkie Collins Megapack

GENERAL INTEREST

The Adventure Megapack

The Baseball Megapack

The Cat Story Megapack

The Second Cat Story Megapack

The Third Cat Story Megapack

The Christmas Megapack

The Second Christmas Megapack

The Classic American Short Stories Megapack, Vol. 1.

The Classic Humor Megapack

The Dog Story Megapack

The Doll Story Megapack

The Horse Story Megapack

The Military Megapack

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

The Edward Bellamy Megapack

The First Reginald Bretnor Megapack

The Ray Cummings Megapack

The Philip K. Dick Megapack

The Randall Garrett Megapack

The Second Randall Garrett Megapack

The Edmond Hamilton Megapack

The Murray Leinster Megapack

The Second Murray Leinster Megapack

The Martian Megapack

The Andre Norton Megapack

The H. Beam Piper Megapack

The Pulp Fiction Megapack

The Mack Reynolds Megapack

The Science-Fantasy Megapack

The First Science Fiction Megapack

The Second Science Fiction Megapack

The Third Science Fiction Megapack

The Fourth Science Fiction Megapack

The Fifth Science Fiction Megapack

The Sixth Science Fiction Megapack

The Seventh Science Fiction Megapack

The Robert Sheckley Megapack

The Steampunk Megapack

The Time Travel Megapack

The Wizard of Oz Megapack

HORROR

The Achmed Abdullah Megapack

The E.F. Benson Megapack

The Second E.F. Benson Megapack

The Algernon Blackwood Megapack

The Second Algernon Blackwood Megapack

The Cthulhu Mythos Megapack

The Erckmann-Chatrian Megapack

The Ghost Story Megapack

The Second Ghost Story Megapack

The Third Ghost Story Megapack

The Haunts & Horrors Megapack

The Horror Megapack

The M.R. James Megapack

The Macabre Megapack

The Second Macabre Megapack

The Mummy Megapack

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