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Machen, Arthur

Machen, Arthur măk´ən [key], 1863–1947, British author, b. Wales. He wrote a series of semiautobiographical fantasies, notably The Hill of Dreams (1907) and Far Off Things (1922), and tales of horror and the supernatural. Machen achieved transient fame during World War I with The Bowman, a tale relating how St. George and his ghostly archers rescue the British army and slaughter the Germans.

See his autobiography, ed. by M. Bishop (1951) biography by W. D. Sweetser (1964).

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