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3/04/2014 9:22 am  #1


Algernon Blackwood

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Blackwood is one of Lovecraft and CAS' literary fathers. I had heard of him long before I ever read any of his works and his writing did not disappoint. His short story 'The Willows' is a pre-mythos tale and perhaps one directly linked to Lovecraft's development of the elder horror or CAS touch of the wondrous and the macabre. Blackwood can take the mundane and drag it into darkness; into a realm of disturbing horror and otherness. His work is a great example of how to take a 'mundane' fantasy adventure and twist it into something much stranger and grander and frightening.

"= short story"

"Keeping His Promise"
"The House of the Past" [1904]
"The Empty House" [1906]
"The Listener" [1907]
"Max Hensig" [1907]
"The Willows" [1907]
"Ancient Sorceries" [1908]
John Silence: A Physician Extraordinary (1908)
A Psychical Invasion (1908)
"The Kit-Bag" [Dec. 1908]
"Secret Worship" [1908]
The Education of Uncle Paul (1909)
Jimbo (1909)
The Human Chord (1910)
"Perspective" [1910]
"The Wendigo" [1910]
The Centaur (1911)
"The Glamour of the Snow" [1912]
"The Man Whom the Trees Loved" [1912]
"The Transfer" [1912]
A Prisoner in Fairyland (1913)
"Ancient Lights" [1914]
"Accessory Before the Fact" [1914]
"An Egyptian Hornet" [1915]
The Extra Day (1915)
Julius Levallon (1916)
The Wave (1916)
"A Victim of Higher Space" [1917]
The Garden of Survival (1918)
The Promise of Air (1918)
The Bright Messenger (1921)
Ancient Sorceries: And Other Weird Stories (1927)
Dudley and Gilderoy (1929)

The Fruit Stoners (1934)

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3/07/2014 11:02 am  #2


Re: Algernon Blackwood

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-XVGotDnmWY4/UxntXbwAaaI/AAAAAAAADGU/uwiQPlUsykI/w433-h317/1+a+blackwood+2.jpg

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3/08/2014 9:19 am  #3


Re: Algernon Blackwood

JasonZavoda wrote:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-XVGotDnmWY4/UxntXbwAaaI/AAAAAAAADGU/uwiQPlUsykI/w433-h317/1+a+blackwood+2.jpg

What a great story. Love that cover art, too.
 


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3/08/2014 9:40 am  #4


Re: Algernon Blackwood

Ghul wrote:

What a great story. Love that cover art, too.
 

That artwork has a strange horrific look to it and the story is always surprising to me. It could be farcical but is instead a frightening tale.
 

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3/08/2014 12:35 pm  #5


Re: Algernon Blackwood

Is it Finlay?


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3/08/2014 1:51 pm  #6


Re: Algernon Blackwood

Ghul wrote:

Is it Finlay?

No, Matt Fox. He did a number of pulp covers.
 

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7/27/2015 7:59 pm  #7


Re: Algernon Blackwood

'Four Weird Tales' is available for free on kindle. I am reading it now and buzzing throught it. I like his writing style. Had only ever read The Willows before


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