The Great God Pan (English)


Arthur Machen
The Great God Pan is a novella written by Arthur Machen. 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 the Greek God Pan as a useful symbol for the power of nature and paganism. The title was possibly inspired by 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." READ ON NEW WEBSITE

Chapters

The experiment

Mr. Clarke's Memoirs

The city of resurrections

The discovery in Paul Street

The letter of advice

The suicides

The encounter in Soho

The fragments

 

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