The Secret Glory
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Belletristik / Horror
“The Secret Glory” is a 1922 novel by Welsh author Arthur Machan. Considered by some to be his final masterpiece, it follows the story of a public-school boy who becomes obsessed by incredible stories of the Holy Grail. To this end, he escapes from his repressive school and begins a quest for a deeper meaning to life. 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 ever 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.