The Cthulhu Mythos: An Annotated Bibliography

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AM - Arthur Machen

There are sacraments of evil as well as of good about us, and we live and move to my belief in an unknown world, a place where there are caves and shadows and dwellers in twilight. It is possible that man may sometimes return on the track of evolution, and it is my belief that an awful lore is not yet dead.
-From "The Red Hand"

Machen was one of the masters of supernatural fiction whose work immediately preceded and influenced Lovecraft a great deal. I have indexed, in the following stories, just a few key terms and ideas that later found their way into the Mythos.

AM Novel - Arthur Machen, The Novel of the Black Seal, in Tales of Horror and the Supernatural, by Arthur Machen. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1948. 

(Also in The Three Impostors & Other Stories, Arthur Machen, Oakland: Chaosium, 2000.)

References: black seal; fairies; Ixaxar; Little People; Sixtystone; snakes;

AM Red - Arthur Machen, The Red Hand, in The Great God Pan, by Arthur Machen. Ayer Company, 1970; reprint of a 1926 edition. 

(Also in The White People and Other Stories, Arthur Machen, Oakland: Chaosium, 2003.)

References: Little People (indirectly);

AM Shining - Arthur Machen, The Shining Pyramid, in Tales of Horror and the Supernatural. References fairies, Little People.

(Also in The Three Impostors & Other Stories, Arthur Machen, Oakland: Chaosium, 2000.)

References: fairies; Little People; snakes;

AM White2 - Arthur Machen, The White People, in Tales of Horror and the Supernatural

(Also in The White People and Other Stories, Arthur Machen, Oakland: Chaosium, 2003.)

References: Aklo language; Chian language; Dols; Mao game(s); voor, voorish;
 


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The Three Impostors & Other Stories

By Arthur Machen;  Introduction by S.T. Joshi. H. P. Lovecraft wrote: "Of living creators of cosmic fear raised to its most artistic pitch, few if any can hope to equal the versatile Arthur Machen, author of some dozen tales long and short, in which the elements of hidden horror and brooding fright attain an almost incomparable substance and realistic acuteness." This first volume of Chaosium's Arthur Machen collection begins with the chilling The Three Impostors in its complete form, including the famous episodes The Novel of the Black Seal and The Novel of the White Powder, as well as the rarely seen sections The Decorative Imagination and The Novel of the Iron Maid. Rounding out the first volume are The Great God Pan (whose theme prefigures HPL's Dunwich Horror), The Inmost Light, and The Shining Pyramid, all are excellent tales. Click here for pricing and ordering information.
 

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The White People and Other Stories

By Arthur Machen;  Introduction by S.T. Joshi. The Red Hand; The White People; A Fragment of Life; The Angels of Mons; The Great Return; Out of the Earth; The Coming of the Terror; The Happy Children; Ornaments in Jade. Click here for pricing and ordering information.
 

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The Terror & Other Stories

By Arthur Machen;  Introduction by S.T. Joshi. Rarities from Machen's later career. The Terror; The Lost Club; Munitions of War; The Islington Mystery; Johnny Double; The Cosy Room; Opening the Door; The Children of the Pool; The Bright Boy; Out of the Picture; Change; The Dover Road; Ritual. Click here for pricing and ordering information.
 

A Cthulhu Mythos Bibliography & Concordance
By Chris Jarocha-Ernst. An indispensible resource for Cthulhu Mythos readers, writers and scholars, "A Cthulhu Mythos Bibliography & Concordance" includes more than 2600 works cited by author and title, with original bibliographic data and a detailed concordance of Mythos terms, citing which stories they appear in. If you want to find a story, all the works of a particular author, or every story that mentions dread Cthulhu, "A Cthulhu Mythos Bibiography & Concordance" is the reference work you've been looking for. Recommended. Click here for pricing and ordering information.


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