Set on the snaking, sinuous Danube River, Algernon Blackwood's tale The Willows represents a high point in the development of the horror genre. Indeed, acknowledged master H.P. Lovecraft regarded it as the best supernatural tale ever written. More awe-inspiring and thought-provoking than gory or terrifying, The Willows is a must-read for fans of classic ghost stories.
Today, the concept of the supernatural detective has been extensively explored in media like film, television, and books. However, renowned writer of "weird" fiction Algernon Blackwood was one of the first to broach this idea with his highly original character, John Silence. Silence is a brilliant physician whose willingness to delve into the matters dealing with the occult and supernatural leads him on dozens of adventures. This mini-collection...
Algernon Blackwood played a major role in developing and refining the genre known as 'weird' horror fiction. Concerned with the mystical, mysterious, and uncanny, weird horror writing is tailor-made for fans who prefer suspense and psychodrama to blood and gore. This collection brings together four short masterpieces from Blackwood's remarkable body of work.
A lot of us like to describe ourselves as outdoorsy types and nature lovers—but what do phrases like that actually signify? In Algernon Blackwood's The Man Whom the Trees Loved, the writer known for his grasp on the weird and uncanny explores what it really means to love nature—and the bizarre things that can happen when nature loves us back.
Renowned as one of the originators and masters of the 'weird' horror genre, British writer Algernon Blackwood also played a role in developing a character archetype that has gone on to feature in countless television shows, novels, and movies in recent years—the psychic detective. John Silence is a well-to-do medical doctor with keen psychic powers who spends his spare time communing with the dead in haunted houses, murder cases, and other...
If your idea of the perfect horror story is more about small, spine-chilling details and big ideas, rather than a nonstop parade of grisly gore, you should explore the work of Algernon Blackwood. Set in Egypt, The Wave is an engrossing example of the 'weird' tale that Blackwood helped to pioneer.
Writer Algernon Blackwood is recognized as one of the pioneers of the genre of 'weird' fiction. He specializes in subtly creepy tales whose horrific significance gradually sneaks up on you, rather than assaulting you with gore and violence. In The Centaur, Blackwood explores the solitary life of a strangely magnetic misfit who decides to live his unusual life on his own unique terms.
Though Algernon Blackwood's name has come to be associated with supernatural and horror fiction, many of his tales involve deeper themes of metaphysics and consciousness. In The Bright Messenger, a sequel of sorts to Blackwood's previous novel, Julius LeVallon, an eternal spirit passes through several generations of human forms.