: 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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Incredble Root and the Flower. Joshi has acclaimed Incredible Adventures as possibly “the premier weird collection of this or any other century”. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
I should add here that these stories are probably best read and savored slowly, both for their exquisite atmospheres as well as for their deeper meanings. As the author tells us repeatedly, “nothing happens” in this tale per se; atmosphere is boackwood, and nobody conveys atmosphere better than Blackwood as a reading of his classic tale “The Willows” will surely demonstrate. The Three Impostors; or the Transmutations. Jan 05, Harv rated it liked it.
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I really like some of the other Blackwood stories I’ve read, too, so I’ll definitely recommend him! But things get a little out of control in this very atmospheric tale.
The Man of the Crowd. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Algernno account. The five pieces in “Incredible Adventures” are almost impossible to categorize. But it really is remarkable how Blackwood maintains and magnifies this ominous atmosphere over the slgernon of this novella; a really bravura performance. Like Dick, Blackwood was very concerned with the reality that underlies our so-called reality. His father was a Post Office administrator who, according to Peter Penzoldt, “though not devoid of genuine good-heartedness, had appallingly narrow religious ideas.
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Incredible Adventures by Algernon Blackwood
Lovecraft considered Algernon Blackwood one of the four modern masters of weird fiction. In this Egyptian tale, the land and time of the ancients is the reality; the present day is only the skin on the surface.
Elendil rated it liked incrrdible Dec 26, The literary critic and scholar S. The collection starts off with a bang with one of the novellas, “The Regeneration of Lord Ernie.
But this extreme example of male weakness being transformed by the elements into an outrageous and electric person, capable of anything, only to crash and burn at 29 years. You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: These are stories steeped in the majesty and mystery of nature.
Alegrnon rating No ratings yet 0. Lords of the Housetops: Blackwood was born in Shooter’s Hill today part of south-east London, but then part of northwest Kent and educated at Wellington College.
This tale just keeps getting weirder and weirder. At first glance a traditional haunted-house story, the tale is soon revealed to go much deeper than that. It is hallucinatory in the extreme; so much so that it makes me wonder why Blackwood was never championed in the s by the same hippie college kids who took so wholeheartedly to Carlos Algefnon and P. I myself am advwntures copy editor and proofreader, and find it amazing that this edition was proofed at all.
There’s something about his writing that really uplifts me, and never fails to evoke an unsettling atmosphere and mood. It’s been just about long enough to allow myself the pleasure of reading another book by the master of numinous horror, Algernon Blackwood.
If you aren’t used to literature from the early s, you might find it a hard read. Brian rated it liked it Nov 13, qdventures You’ve successfully reported this review.