: Incredible Adventures (): Algernon Blackwood: Books. The regeneration of Lord Ernie — The sacrifice — The damned — A descent into Egypt — Wayfarers. Hippocampus Press Incredible Adventures By Algernon Blackwood – Introduction by S. T. Joshi June ISBN pages.

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I Await the Devil’s Coming. Adventurfs has called this book “perhaps the greatest weird collection of all time,” and while I do not pretend to be well read enough to concur in that evaluation, I will say that the book is beautifully blackwooc Jan 05, Harv rated it liked it. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The Damned gets four stars, but everything else was two.

Blackwood also wrote light fantasy and juvenile books. This story is the most symbolic, surrealistic and ambiguous of the bunch. The Root and the Flower.

But my favourite of the collection was definitely “The Damned”. A haunted house story with a twist. There’s only actually five stories in this collection, four of which I would actually call novellas more than short stories.

In this tale, a group of men in modern-day Egypt find themselves being helplessly drawn back in time spiritually, at least by the glamour of that ancient land. The last story, “Wayfarers”, was pretty good but also took off into almost dreamscape territory which I hmm kinda wanted to give it 4 stars but some of the stories were just way too slow. Overall rating No ratings yet 0. Paperbackpages. The Flaw in the Sapphire.


Blackwood’s thoroughness in viewing a hitherto unknown phenomenon from several different vantage points reaches its extreme in this book, and only “The Damned” survives what E. The Man of the Crowd Illustrated.

The Velvet Glove The son of a preacher, Blackwood had a life-long interest in the supernatural, the occult, and spiritualism, and firmly believed that humans possess latent psychic powers. Musings of an American Artist in Japan. Josh Cohen rated it liked it Jul 28, It was mostly just the same themes the Blackwood usually uses to fill in his plots’ gaps. This met my low expectations. As he told Peter Penzoldt, he found “spiritual terror” missing in his young admirer’s writing, something he considered all-important in his own.

The Three Impostors; or the Transmutations. Blackwood was born in Shooter’s Hill today part of south-east London, but then part of northwest Kent and educated at Wellington College.

What happened to the ‘rushing women’, and why a boy of such charm and beauty should end his days single. Or, get it for Kobo Super Points!

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I don’t want to ruin the tale for any prospective readers, so just let me say that I have never read a story quite like it. The Haunted and the Haunters. He also wrote fourteen novels, several children’s books, and a number of plays, most of which were produced but not published.

Do it now, or I judge you. Sounds like heavy going, I know, but for all lovers of finely crafted adventuree unusual tales, this book will be a godsend.


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Incredible Adventures advenntures Algernon Blackwood. Lords of the Housetops: The Education Of Uncle Paul. Oct 03, Nick Mariner rated it it was amazing. The Arthur Machen Collection. The Colleagues of Professor Van Helsing.

He was very successful, writing at least ten original collections of short stories and eventually appearing on both radio and television to tell them. They generally share a common theme that extends throughout his work of spiritual re discovery and Blackwood obviously felt that people of his age had generally lost touch with their more elemental, spiritual natures.

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No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! This collection is not his best work, but it was worth the read. Refresh and try again. A Victim of Higher Space. The book ends on a lovely note with the short story entitled “Wayfarers.

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If you aren’t used to literature from the early s, you might find it a hard read. Lulled into a false sense of security, you discover you are no longer within comfortable boundaries.

Algernon’s writing is usually very descriptive and leaves you full of awe. Want to Read saving….