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Arthur Machen
Machen circa 1905
Machen circa 1905
Born Arthur Llewellyn Jones
(1863-03-03)3 March 1863
Caerleon, Monmouthshire, Wales
Died 15 December 1947(1947-12-15) (aged 84)
Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England
Occupation Short story writer, novelist, journalist, actor
Genre Horror, fantasy, supernatural fiction, weird fiction


Arthur Machen ( 3 March 1863 – 15 December 1947) was the pen-name of Arthur Llewellyn Jones, a Welsh author and mystic of the 1890s and early 20th century. He is best known for his influential supernatural, fantasy, and horror fiction. His novella The Great God Pan (1890; 1894) has garnered a reputation as a classic of horror, with Stephen King describing it as "Maybe the best [horror story] in the English language." He is also well known for "The Bowmen", a short story that was widely read as fact, creating the legend of the Angels of Mons.

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