By Algernon Blackwood
"Of the standard of Mr Blackwood's genius there could be no dispute; for nobody has ever approached the ability, seriousness, and minute constancy whith which he documents the overtones of strangeness in usual issues and experiences."—H.P. Lovecraft
By turns extraordinary, unsettling, spooky, and stylish, old Sorceries and different bizarre tales showcases 9 incomparable tales from grasp magican Algernon Blackwood. Evoking the uncanny non secular forces of Nature, Blackwood's writings all tread the nebulous borderland among delusion, awe, ask yourself, and horror. the following Blackwood monitors his most sensible 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."
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Can ghosts be real? What about vampires, UFOs, and sea serpents? Are we alone on this little mud ball of ours? Or are other things—spirits, angels, and even devils—sharing our space and time? Not new questions, to be sure. They have been asked and answered over and over in continuing cycles ever since ... well, for the purposes of this book, ever since New England was born. From the moment of its birth, New England has been a weird place. Maybe weirder than Old England. Since day one, Yankees have, with alarming regularity, experienced odd encounters-—on land, sea, even in the air.
What about vampires, UFOs, and sea serpents? Are we alone on this little mud ball of ours? Or are other things—spirits, angels, and even devils—sharing our space and time? Not new questions, to be sure. They have been asked and answered over and over in continuing cycles ever since ... well, for the purposes of this book, ever since New England was born. From the moment of its birth, New England has been a weird place. Maybe weirder than Old England. Since day one, Yankees have, with alarming regularity, experienced odd encounters-—on land, sea, even in the air.
Ironically, shortly after Spear recovered, Dennett died. Like most Americans at that time, John expressed some curiosity about Spiritualism, but he wasn't convinced of it until March 31, 1852, when, while wide awake, he noticed that his hand had—seemingly of its own accord—picked up a pen and started to write. The note, in an unfamiliar script, directed him to go to Abington to lend aid to a man he didn't even know, someone called David Vining. More curious still, this note, generated through "automatic writing," was signed Oliver.
Ancient Sorceries and Other Weird Stories by Algernon Blackwood