Arthur Machen (1863-1947) was 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 (Stephen King has called it
Maybe the best [horror story] in the English language). He is also well known for his leading role in creating the legend of the Angels of Mons. Other influential stories include
The Hill of Dreams,
The Novel of the Black Seal, and
The Novel of the White Powder.
books by Arthur Machen