The Great God Pan

Arthur MACHEN (1863 - 1947)

"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. 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 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 Pan." (via Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Horror & Supernatural Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Experiment Ethan Rampton
Play 02 Mr. Clarke's Memoirs Ethan Rampton
Play 03 The City of Resurrections Ethan Rampton
Play 04 The Discovery in Paul Street Ethan Rampton
Play 05 The Letter of Advice Ethan Rampton
Play 06 The Suicides Ethan Rampton
Play 07 The Encounter in Soho Ethan Rampton
Play 08 The Fragments Ethan Rampton