By Algernon Blackwood
Through turns extraordinary, unsettling, spooky, and elegant, historic Sorceries and different bizarre tales showcases 9 incomparable tales from grasp magican Algernon Blackwood. Evoking the uncanny religious forces of Nature, Blackwood's writings all tread the nebulous borderland among fable, awe, ask yourself, and horror. the following Blackwood monitors his top and most annoying work-including "The Willows," which Lovecraft singled out as "the unmarried most interesting bizarre story in literature"; "The Wendigo"; "The madness of Jones"; and "Sand."
"Of the standard of Mr Blackwood''s genius there might be no dispute; for nobody has ever approached the ability, seriousness, and minute constancy whith which he files the overtones of strangeness in usual issues and experiences."—H.P. Lovecraft
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