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The Great God Pan

Gelesen von Ethan Rampton

(4,577 Sterne; 111 Bewertungen)

"The Great God Pan" is a novella written by Arthur Machen. A version of the story was published in the magazine Whirlwind in 1890, and Machen revised and extended it for its book publication (together with another story, "The Inmost Light") in 1894. On publication it was widely denounced by the press as degenerate and horrific because of its decadent style and sexual content, although it has since garnered a reputation as a classic of horror. Machen’s story was only one of many at the time to focus on Pan as a useful symbol for the power of nature and paganism. The title was taken from the poem "A Musical Instrument" published in 1862 by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, in which the first line of every stanza ends "... the great god Pan." (via Wikipedia)

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Wonderfully Haunting

(5 Sterne)

The narrator was fabulous. I loved this story. A cautionary tale of the consequences when one meddles with things beyond our ken.

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Wow. This is some seriously progressive material for the Era. If you're a true horror fan and enjoy being made uncomfortable., check this out.

(5 Sterne)

Reviewed in 2020. I absolutely loved this story. Beautifully written and very excellently narrated. The narrator must have been trained in drama or acting. It was most brilliantly spoken. I will listen to this again. The story is intense and complex with many characters. A little macabre but as I have not the constitution for horror or thrillers, I was relieved the large volume of the story was inferred and not revealed to give me nightmares

one of the best reading bags on librivox

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One of the best readers I’ve ever heard. Great story. If you block Lovecraft, you’ll love this story. One of the few that had a huge influence on H. P. L.

(5 Sterne)

confusing, but really interesting! You can see where Lovecraft got his start.

famous story

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this is a remarkable story. well read

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Fantastic reading of an often times unsettling story.

(4 Sterne)

This fantastic story does not stray far from the genre. The recording is of high quality, and the reader is eloquent. Highly recommend this listening treat.