Arthur Machen, 150th Anniversary

Arthur Machen, portraits

Happy Birthday Arthur Machen

(3 March 1863 – 15 December 1947)


Far Off Things is the first volume of his lyrical, impressionistic memoir and it describes his childhood and youth in the Monmouthshire countryside, and his early years as a struggling writer in London. Beautifully written and full of humour, it evokes the lost world of the Welsh borders in the 19th century, and contrasts it with literary and cultural life in the imperial capital.”

A beautiful new edition has been published to mark the 150th anniversary of his birth. For more details, please see:

Arthur Machen - Far Off Things

Please also see the website of the Friends of Arthur Machen:

Machen pilgrimage

Emma Doeve & Matthew Levi Stevens at the birthplace of Arthur Machen in Caerleon, Wales on a suitably wet, grey and atmospheric June (!) day in 2012

For details of a current exhibition celebrating the Life & Work of Arthur Machen, please see:

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