Ancient sorceries and other weird stories /Material type: BookSeries: Penguin twentieth-century classics: Publisher: New York, NY : Penguin Books, 2002.Description: xxiii, 374 pages ; 20 cm.ISBN: 0142180157; 9780142180150.Subject(s): Fantasy fiction, English | Horror tales, English | Fantasy fiction | Horror fiction | Short stories | Fantasy fiction | Horror fiction | Short stories
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
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."<br> <br> For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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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.