Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Inmost Light” as Want to Read:
The Inmost Light
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Read Book

The Inmost Light

3.56  ·  Rating Details ·  73 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Dyson was shocked at the result of his own audacity. The man shrank and shrivelled in terror, the sweat poured down a face of ashy white, and he held up his hands before him.
Paperback, 48 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by Kessinger Publishing (first published September 16th 1894)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Inmost Light, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Inmost Light

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 133)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Jun 24, 2014 Aisllan rated it it was amazing
Found this Author by chance, thanks to an album from Current 93 and of course had to read this story 'cause it was inspiration for the album, at least according to what I've read. It's indeed a very short story but it has something, some mood that's really enjoyable, creepy enough to keep my interest. Definitely reading more from him, next is Great God Pan.
Brian Roosa
Jan 03, 2015 Brian Roosa rated it really liked it
very interesting story and a quick read. I was lost in the story and Machen's style of writing
Tim Prasil
Aug 05, 2013 Tim Prasil rated it really liked it
This is an interesting tale that, like Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, wavers somewhere between horror and science fiction. A scary experiment succeeds, and Dyson, the detective-ish protagonist, discovers the horrible results.

I read this as I work on compiling a Chronological Bibliography of Early Occult Detectives. Dyson is on that list, and you can read other such characters at my blog:
Nov 02, 2011 Sonia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Involving and quick read. Quite enjoyed it!
Rachel Bennett
Rachel Bennett rated it really liked it
Sep 15, 2016
Richard marked it as to-read
Sep 13, 2016
Alva marked it as to-read
Aug 29, 2016
Marcus rated it really liked it
Aug 11, 2016
Nadia marked it as to-read
Aug 01, 2016
Kristin Norman
Kristin Norman rated it it was amazing
Jul 25, 2016
AnnMarie marked it as to-read
Jul 18, 2016
Penny Dreadful
Penny Dreadful marked it as to-read
Jul 07, 2016
Dan Willimont
Dan Willimont rated it liked it
Jul 01, 2016
Chad marked it as to-read
Jun 12, 2016
Rachel marked it as to-read
Jun 10, 2016
Raúl Gonzalo
Raúl Gonzalo marked it as to-read
May 21, 2016
Krishna marked it as to-read
May 16, 2016
Stefan Grønvik
Stefan Grønvik marked it as to-read
Apr 08, 2016
David Haye
David Haye marked it as to-read
Mar 31, 2016
Minamanjari marked it as to-read
Mar 17, 2016
Dity rated it liked it
Aug 30, 2016
Twilightwatchers marked it as to-read
Feb 27, 2016
Pomegranate rated it liked it
Feb 26, 2016
Alex marked it as to-read
Feb 03, 2016
Hilary marked it as to-read
Jan 16, 2016
Pakitoinuriak marked it as to-read
Dec 02, 2015
JovialMagus marked it as to-read
Nov 17, 2015
Nathaniel Stoll
Nathaniel Stoll rated it it was ok
Nov 07, 2015
« previous 1 3 4 5 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Arthur Machen was a leading Welsh author of the 1890s. He is best known for his influential supernatural, fantasy, and horror fiction. His long story "The Great God Pan" made him famous and controversial in his lifetime, but The Hill of Dreams is generally considered his masterpiece. He also is well known for his leading role in creating the legend of the Angels of Mons.

At the age of eleven, Mache
More about Arthur Machen...

Share This Book

“For there upon a bed of soft wool lay the most splendid jewel, a jewel such as Dyson had never dreamed of, and within it shone the blue of far skies, and the green of the sea by the shore, and the red of the ruby, and deep violet rays, and in the middle of all it seemed aflame as if a fountain of fire rose up, and fell, and rose again with sparks like stars for drops.” 5 likes
More quotes…