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Arthur Machen

Publisher: Fantasy and Horror Classics

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“Change” is a short story written by Welsh author and renowned mystic Arthur Machan. The plot revolves around a strange piece of paper with a series of repeated letters on it that is intrinsically linked to an uncanny historical mystery. Clever and chilling, Machan's “Change” is a perfect example of a masterful short story infused with mystery and the macabre that it is not to be missed by lovers of supernatural fiction. Arthur Machen (1863 – 1947) was a Welsh author and renowned mystic during the 1890s and early 20th century who garnered literary acclaim for his contributions to the supernatural, horror, and fantasy fiction genres. His seminal novella “The Great God Pan” (1890) has become a classic of horror fiction, with Stephen King describing it as one of the best horror stories written in the English language. Other notable fans of his gruesome tales include William Butler Yeats and Arthur Conan Doyle; and his work has been compared to that of Robert Louis Stevenson, Bram Stoker, and Oscar Wilde. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.

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