Best Algernon Blackwood books

Ancient Sorceries and Other Weird Stories (Penguin Classics)

Algernon Blackwood

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By turns bizarre, unsettling, spooky, and sublime, Ancient Sorceries and Other Weird Stories showcases nine incomparable stories from master conjuror Algernon Blackwood. Evoking the uncanny spiritual forces of Nature, Blackwood's writings all tread the nebulous borderland between fantasy, awe, wonder, and horror. Here Blackwood displays his best and most disturbing work-including "The Willows," which Lovecraft singled out as "the single finest weird tale in literature"; "The Wendigo"; "The Insanity of Jones"; and "Sand."

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Best Ghost Stories of Algernon Blackwood (Dover Mystery, Detective, & Other Fiction)

Algernon Blackwood

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A woman of snow . . . a midnight caller keeping his promise . . . forests where Nature is deliberate and malefic . . . enchanted houses . . . these are the beings and ideas that flood through this collection of ghost stories by Algernon Blackwood (1869-1951). Altogether thirteen stories, gathered from the entire corpus of Blackwood's work, are included: stories of such sheer power and imagination that it is easy to see why he has been considered the foremost British supernaturalist of the twentieth century.
Blackwood's ability to create an atmosphere of unrelieved horror and sustain it to the end of the story is almost unsurpassed. "The Willows" — which has been called by H. P. Lovecraft the finest supernatural story — is a typical example of Blackwood's art: slowly and surely Blackwood draws the reader into a world of shadows, nuances, and unearthly terror.
Blackwood was also a master at evoking feelings of mysticism and cosmic experience; dealing with such ideas as interpenetrating levels of existence and pantheistic elemental powers, he expanded the content of supernatural literature enormously. But even the more traditional elements of horror stories such as ghosts and haunted houses are handled with such energy and feeling that they rise far above their predecessors.
Drawing on serious Oriental thought, modern psychology, and philosophy, Algernon Blackwood introduced a sophistication to the horror story that — with few exceptions — it was devoid of before. The results are stories that are not only guaranteed to chill, but stories that have something to say to the intelligent reader.

The Willows, The Wendigo, and Other Horrors: The Best Weird Fiction and Ghost Stories of Algernon Blackwood: Annotated and Illustrated Tales of ... (Oldstyle Tales Omnibuses) (Volume 2)

Algernon Blackwood

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This illustrated and annotated edition of Blackwood's most influential and mesmerizing weird fiction, ghost stories, and strange tales is the only one of its kind available on the market. Richly annotated, bolstered with introductory essays for each story, and complete with chilling chiaroscuro illustrations, it presents a treasure trove to the ardent Blackwoodian. Welcomed by many as the most skillful practitioner of the British weird tale, Algernon Blackwood was capable of simultaneously creating a misanthropic, Lovecraftian cosmos devoid of compassion for petty, materialistic mankind, and a transcendental, Emersonian universe, pregnant with spirituality and wonder. At once horrifying and fantastical, chilling and euphoric, Blackwood's poetic prose and undisputed mastery of psychological terror make him an unavoidable giant in the realms of weird fiction, fantasy, and horror. TALES INCLUDED in this ANNOTATED EDITION: The Listener | The Occupant of the Room | The Kit Bag Keeping His Promise | The Woman's Ghost Story | A Case of Eavesdropping | The Empty House | Ancient Lights | The Willows | The Sea-Fit | May Day Eve | The Wendigo | The Valley of the Beasts | The Glamour of the Snow | The Dance of Death | Accessory Before the Fact | The Transfer | A Haunted Island | Smith - An Episode in a Lodging House | Skeleton Lake - An Episode in Camp

Algernon Blackwood: The Empty House and Other Ghost Stories

Algernon Blackwood

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Curl up with a collection of mystery and horror tales from an author whom many critics regard as one of the masters of the genre. The Empty House and Other Ghost Stories showcases some of Algernon Blackwood's finest -- and most spine-tingling -- short fiction. Whether you're a longtime fan of Blackwood's work or a first-time reader who's curious about this giant of the genre, you're in for a deliciously spooky ride.

The Willows

Algernon Blackwood

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The Willows is a novella by English author Algernon Blackwood, originally published as part of his 1907 collection The Listener and Other Stories. It is one of Blackwood's best known works and has been influential on a number of later writers.

Collected Works of Algernon Blackwood (Unabridged): 10 Novels & 80+ Short Stories: The Empty House and Other Ghost Stories, John Silence Series, Jimbo, ... of Uncle Paul, The Wave, The Listener…

Algernon Blackwood

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This carefully crafted ebook: “Collected Works of Algernon Blackwood (Unabridged)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
Contents:
Novels:
Jimbo: A Fantasy
The Education of Uncle Paul
The Human Chord
The Centaur
A Prisoner in Fairyland
The Extra Day
Julius LeVallon
The Wave
The Promise of Air
The Garden of Survival
The Bright Messenger
Short Stories:
The Empty House and Other Ghost Stories:
The Listener
Max Hensing - Bacteriologist and Murderer
The Willows
The Insanity of Jones
The Dance of Death
May Day Eve
Miss Slumbubble - and Claustrophobia
John Silence:
A Psychical Invasion
Ancient Sorceries
The Nemesis of Fire
Secret Worship
The Camp of the Dog
A Victim of Higher Space
The Lost Valley
The Wendigo
Old Clothes
Perspective
The Terror of the Twins
The Man from the 'Gods'
The Man Who Played Upon The Leaf
The Price of Wiggins's Orgy
Carlton's Drive
The Eccentricity of Simon Parnacute
Pan's Garden: a Volume of Nature Stories:
The Man Whom The Trees Loved
The South Wind
The Sea Fit
The Attic
The Heath Fire
The Messenger
The Glamour of the Snow
The Return
Sand
The Transfer
Clairvoyance
The Golden Fly
Special Delivery
The Destruction of Smith
The Temptation of the Clay
Incredible Adventures:
The Regeneration of Lord Ernie
The Sacrifice
The Damned
A Descent Into Egypt
Wayfarers
Day and Night Stories
...
Play:
Karma; a reincarnation play
Algernon Blackwood (1869-1951) was an English short story writer and novelist, one of the most prolific writers of ghost stories in the history of the genre. Though Blackwood wrote a number of horror stories, his most typical work seeks less to frighten than to induce a sense of awe. Good examples are the novels The Centaur, which climaxes with a traveler's sight of a herd of the mythical creatures; and Julius LeVallon and its sequel The Bright Messenger, which deal with reincarnation and the possibility of a new, mystical evolution in human consciousness.

The Complete John Silence Stories (Dover Horror Classics)

Algernon Blackwood

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One of the former British writers of supernatural tales in the twentieth century, Algernon Blackwood (1869–1951) wrote stories in which the slow accumulation of telling details produced a foreboding atmosphere of almost unendurable tension. Blackwood's literary renown began in 1908 with the publication of a highly successful collection of stories, John Silence — Physician Extraordinary, featuring a "psychic doctor."
This volume contains all five of the John Silence stories from the 1908 edition plus one additional tale. Edited and with an informative introduction by S. T. Joshi, noted occult fiction authority, the stories include "A Psychical Invasion," in which Silence is summoned to a house apparently haunted by former tenants. In "Ancient Sorceries," he encounters a man who tells of strange experiences in a small French town; and in "Secret Worship," an ill-starred character is rescued from spiritual and perhaps physical death. "The Nemesis of Fire," "The Camp of the God," and "A Victim of Higher Space" conclude this collection of spellbinding tales, which will delight any devotee of "weird" literature.

Strange stories

Algernon Blackwood

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The Wendigo

Algernon Blackwood

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Algernon Blackwood’s The Wendigo is a chilling ghost story about five men lost in the Canadian wilderness. While separated into two hunting parties a terror befalls one pair of the hunters. An ancient evil of the primeval woods pays a visit on them…

“For sheer naked concentrated horror, unexplained and unexplainable, such tales as The Wendigo ... may be said to lead among the stories of the supernatural.” - Grace Isabel Colbron.

The First Algernon Blackwood MEGAPACK ®: 36 Classic Tales of the Supernatural

Algernon Blackwood

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The Algernon Blackwood Megapack collects 36 classic tales of the supernatural by one of the greatest ghost story writers of all time. More than just ghosts, however, this collection includes tales of vampires and other creatures of the night...and much, much more. Nearly 1,300 pages of great reading!


THE SINGULAR DEATH OF MORTON

THE OLIVE

ANCIENT LIGHTS

THE KIT-BAG

THE OCCUPANT OF THE ROOM

A HAUNTED ISLAND

THE CENTAUR

THE DAMNED

THE WOLVES OF GOD

CHINESE MAGIC

RUNNING WOLF

FIRST HATE

THE TARN OF SACRIFICE

THE VALLEY OF THE BEASTS

THE CALL

EGYPTIAN SORCERY

THE DECOY

THE MAN WHO FOUND OUT (A NIGHTMARE)

THE EMPTY SLEEVE

WIRELESS CONFUSION

CONFESSION

THE LANE THAT RAN EAST AND WEST

VENGEANCE IS MINE

THE WILLOWS

THE WENDIGO

JOHN SILENCE, CASE 1: A PSYCHICAL INVASION

JOHN SILENCE, CASE II: ANCIENT SORCERIES

JOHN SILENCE, CASE III: THE NEMESIS OF FIRE

JOHN SILENCE, CASE IV: SECRET WORSHIP

JOHN SILENCE, CASE V: THE CAMP OF THE DOG

JOHN SILENCE, CASE VI: A VICTIM OF HIGHER SPACE

THE REGENERATION OF LORD ERNIE

THE SACRIFICE

A DESCENT INTO EGYPT

WAYFARERS

ACCESSORY BEFORE THE FACT


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