Tales Of The Uncanny And Supernatural by Algernon Blackwood

Tales Of The Uncanny And Supernatural

This is fiction not supposed fact. Some of these stories have been long out of print. Supernatural and real plausible horror.


Details Tales Of The Uncanny And Supernatural

TitleTales Of The Uncanny And Supernatural
ISBN9780600038504
Author
Release DateAug 1st, 1968
PublisherSpring Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreHorror, Short Stories, Fiction, Fantasy, Classics, Anthologies
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Reviews Tales Of The Uncanny And Supernatural

  • Shawn
    2008-11-11
    Algernon Blackwood is one of the best writers of weird fiction around, and if you've read "The Willows", you know that's true. This may be one of the best single collections of Blackwood's writings that I've run across, short of an actual "Complete Works", which I don't believe anyone has attempted yet (as stories keep being discovered) - and it doesn't have "The Willows" in it! Which is to say, some writers get typecast by their best stories and...
  • Arisawe Hampton
    2018-08-30
    Sensitive readers be warned—Blackwood does use prevalent language considered racist in our modern era. If one can overlook or suspend judgement about it he is an otherwise fine writer in the weird fiction genre.Algernon Blackwood was a master of the subtle "ghost" story. Unlike so many of the horror authors today, he knew that the key to true terror was a slow build-up and a subdued menace. These are some of the finest examples of his craft. Ta...
  • Murray Ewing
    2011-02-08
    Some of the stories were excellent ("The Glamour of the Snow", "The Touch of Pan", "The Pikestaffe Case", to name a few), some just pretty good supernatural stories, a few were awful (unfortunately, the long opener, "The Doll" was really bad). But well worth a read. The only trouble was that this edition (from The House of Stratus) was rife with typos (or whatever the word for scanning-and-spellcheck errors is): hyphens instead of long dashes, "H...
  • Kevin Lucia
    2016-10-19
    Excellent, as always. A wide, diverse collection that every fledgling speculative fiction writer should sample.
  • Jonathan Stroud
    2014-10-23
    Blackwood had a particular genius for summoning up the psychic atmosphere of eerie places. JS
  • Russ
    2008-01-03
    "The Doll" is one of the most genuinely creepy stories I've ever read...
  • Jason
    2014-12-30
    A collection of tales by Algernon Blackwood, an early fantasy/weird fiction author I cannot believe isn't better known after reading this book. Several of the tales in this book are excellent, not just because they have fantastical, sometimes scary twists and turns, but his reflections on the human condition are thoughtful and relevant to modern life, which is interesting considering this book was first published in 1950. "The Man the Trees Loved...
  • Kara
    2012-01-06
    A wonderful collection of stories by an author who deserves more recognition than he is given. Spooky, eerie, and thought provoking, this is a book for anyone looking for something more substantial than 'ghost stories.'
  • Martin Shone
    2014-12-29
    So many stories here but ones which stand out for me are: "The Man Whom the Trees Loved", "The Glamour of the Snow", "The Touch of Pan", "The Lost Valley" and "The Terror of the Twins".
  • Bibliophile
    2013-08-03
    An uneven collection of ghost stories. Some are bland or dated, others original and evocative. Works well in small doses on gloomy autumn nights.
  • Tori
    2013-06-03
    My favorite story is definately The Valley of the Beasts.
  • Kirk Smith
    2013-11-24
    A nice collection of creepy short stories. A British author, I place the feel of the book somewhere between Poe and The Twilight Zone. Good fun. I think his stories were in some of the "pulps".
  • Frankie Stein
    2018-01-19
    I loved this book, by one of the best authors of supernatural, imitated by many others.I wanted to read this collection for sometime and have had it in my bookcase for years, you know one of those I got to sit down and read that. So glad that I did. One of the stories "The doll" is a wonderful read and one of my favorites in the collection. Delightfully strange and compelling. The stories are longer than short stories more like novellas.Backwood'...
  • TrumanCoyote
    2016-08-18
    Not nearly as good as I thought it was going to be. Algie tends toward prolixity, and the frequent repetitiousness definitely dilutes the effect (all of which reminds me a bit of Frasier's great line: "So you're saying that I repeat myself--that I commit tautologies--that I say the same thing over and over again!"). "The Little Beggar" is about the best thing here (and only a few pages, all quite well-controlled). On the other hand, that thing ab...
  • Margo Penhall
    2014-10-07
    Dear old Algie! They don't write like you any more. I picked this up as a curio many years ago and started reading in Winter and finished on Halloween. Now I'm totally hooked. Quirky, ranging from sweet (Running Wolf) to scary (The Doll) with a good respect for pantheism, magic and mysticism. These stories are about what Algernon Blackwood himself called "the terror of the mind", what Stephen King later called psychological or psychic terror. No ...
  • Michael
    2017-01-30
    These stories are not an "easy read",written in the early 1900s the language doesn't come easy on modern ears and eyes. These stories are wildly imaginative and as such, should be recommended as required reading for any fan of horror or fantasy.
  • Noah Rozov
    2016-12-29
    Done with "The Decoy".