Ancient Sorceries and Other Weird Stories

ISBN-10: 0142180157
ISBN-13: 9780142180150
Edition: 2002
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Description: By turns bizarre, unsettling, spooky, and sublime, Ancient Sorceries and Other Weird Storiesshowcases nine incomparable stories from master conjuror Algernon Blackwood. Evoking the uncanny spiritual forces of Nature, Blackwood's writings all tread  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 8/27/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

By turns bizarre, unsettling, spooky, and sublime, Ancient Sorceries and Other Weird Storiesshowcases 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."

Algernon Blackwood (1869-1951) trained as a doctor and took up a special interest in Eastern medicine and religion. He published several short story collections before becoming an undercover agent for Britain during World War I. After the war he became known for his regular appearances reading ghost stories on BBC radio and television.

Introduction
Suggestions for Further Reading
A Note on the Text
Smith: An Episode in a Lodging-House
The Willows
The Insanity of Jones
Ancient Sorceries
The Man Who Found Out
The Wendigo
The Glamour of the Snow
The Man Whom the Trees Loved
Sand
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