Present Absence in the Great God Pan

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The novella 'The Great God Pan' by Arthur Machen, published in 1890, is structured in a series of interlocking narrative modes. The techniques of the mystery novel are employed to reflect supranatural mysteries and Machen's involvement with the esoteric society the Order of the Golden Dawn.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVictorian Cultures of Liminality
Subtitle of host publicationBorders and Margins
EditorsAmina Alyal, Susan Anderson, Rosemary Mitchell
PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)9781527508637, 1527508633
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2018


  • fin de siecle
  • Machen
  • Pan
  • Horror
  • Gothic


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