The Apostle of Wonder

Welsh writer Arthur Machen (1863-1947) presents us with a dreadful ecstasy, one that we at Darkly Bright Press intend to explore through a decidedly theological lens by issuing a series of printed editions of his lesser known work, as well as presenting critical articles with original research. For books currently available, please refer to our catalog.

Machen Studies:

General Introduction

The Weekly Machen: Reprints of articles from the Evening News

Books Around Machen: An irregular series on the reading habits of Arthur Machen by Dale Nelson

Visitations: A series on the role and impact of Celtic hagiography in the work of Arthur Machen

Machen Miscellanea 

Articles on Arthur Machen’s life and work:           


44  Fugues and Fish Heads  NEW
               By guest essayist Dale Nelson

43  What the Prebendary Saw  


42  Machen Rarities Rescued from Oblivion   
              By guest essayist Dale Nelson

41  Trying the Spirits (from Mist and Mystery

40  In Praise of Arthur Machen
             By guest essayist Joshua Alan Sturgill

39  Far Off Things, the Complete Volume  


38  Far Off Things, Chapter 5  

37  Inklings Lecture: Dreamt in Fire

36  Yours Sincerely: The Letters of Arthur Machen

35  The Bowmen: A Twentieth Century Reality War 

34  The Most Beautiful Melody in the World 
             By guest essayist Jonathan Golding

33  Treading the Boards 

32  C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien… and Arthur Machen? (An Announcement)

31  Far Off Things, Chapter 4 

30  America & Mr. Arthur Machen

29  The Matter of Romance  


28  Far Off Things, Chapter 3

27  From a Lost Bookshelf 

26  Good October

25  The Islington Mystery

24  Machen on Crime & Detection

23  Arthur Machen’s Preface to The Ghost Ship   (Updated with Audio)

22  Text Comparison: The Iron Maid 1890 / 1895

21  A Poem for the Man in the Street

20  A Glorious Old Church

19  Far Off Things, Chapter 2

18  Angels

17  Machen on Blackwood


16  Christmas Shopping

15  Realism and Symbol

14  Ars Artium

13  Word and Voice: The Sound of Arthur Machen

12  Why You Should Should Read Arthur Machen  
By guest essayist Joshua Alan Sturgill

11  The Gift of Tongues

10  Opening the Door

9  Fairy Glens in Ulster

8  Far Off Things: March 3, 1863

7  Out of the Earth

6  Ghosts: The Problem of Psychic Phenomena 

5  A Quiet Talk with Mr. H. G. Wells 

4  Machen on Martians


3  The Goodly ‘Xmas Crowd

2  Alchemy & Transfiguration

1  The Holy Things with Commentary

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