Ancient Sorceries and Other Weird Stories

Ancient Sorceries and Other Weird Stories

Algernon Blackwood
Editor/introduction: S. T. Joshi
Notes by: S. T. Joshi

Format
Paperback
Price
$16.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780142180150
  • 400 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

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.”

Ancient Sorceries and Other Weird Stories

Ancient Sorceries and Other Weird Stories

Algernon Blackwood
Editor/introduction: S. T. Joshi
Notes by: S. T. Joshi

Praise

“Of the quality of Mr Blackwood’s genius there can be no dispute; for no one has ever approached the skill, seriousness, and minute fidelity whith which he records the overtones of strangeness in ordinary things and experiences.”H.P. Lovecraft

Table of Contents

Introduction by S. T. Joshi
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

Explanatory Notes

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