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1. Biography - Blackwood, Algernon
 
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2. Jimbo: A Fantasy
 
3. Julius Le Vallon; an episode.
 
4. The extra day. by Algernon Blackwood
 
5. The wave; an Egyptian aftermath
 
6. A prisoner in fairyland (the book
 
7. Jimbo. a fantasy.
 
8. The wolves of God, and other fey
 
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9. Algernon Blackwood: An Extraordinary
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10. Algernon Blackwood: A Bio-Bibliography
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11. Algernon Blackwood: Masters of
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12. The Empty House and Other Ghost
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13. Karma; a reincarnation play in

1. Biography - Blackwood, Algernon (Henry) (1869-1951): An article from: Contemporary Authors
by Gale Reference Team
Digital: 9 Pages (2003-01-01)
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This digital document, covering the life and work of Algernon (Henry) Blackwood, is an entry from Contemporary Authors, a reference volume published by Thompson Gale. The length of the entry is 2659 words. The page length listed above is based on a typical 300-word page. Although the exact content of each entry from this volume can vary, typical entries include the following information:

  • Place and date of birth and death (if deceased)
  • Family members
  • Education
  • Professional associations and honors
  • Employment
  • Writings, including books and periodicals
  • A description of the author's work
  • References to further readings about the author
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2. Jimbo: A Fantasy
by Blackwood Algernon 1869-1951
 Paperback: 276 Pages (2010-10-13)
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3. Julius Le Vallon; an episode. by Algernon Blackwood .
by Blackwood. Algernon. 1869-1951.
 Paperback: Pages (1916-01-01)

Asin: B002WU042A
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4. The extra day. by Algernon Blackwood .
by Blackwood. Algernon. 1869-1951.
 Paperback: Pages (1915-01-01)

Asin: B002UPRJZ2
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5. The wave; an Egyptian aftermath
by Algernon, 1869-1951 Blackwood
 Paperback: Pages (2009-10-26)

Asin: B003O7032Q
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6. A prisoner in fairyland (the book that 'Uncle Paul ' wrote)
by Blackwood. Algernon. 1869-1951.
 Paperback: Pages (1914-01-01)

Asin: B002WUR84M
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7. Jimbo. a fantasy.
by Blackwood. Algernon. 1869-1951.
 Paperback: Pages (1909-01-01)

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8. The wolves of God, and other fey stories
by Algernon, 1869-1951 Blackwood
 Paperback: Pages (2009-10-26)

Asin: B003O5BX0Y
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9. Algernon Blackwood: An Extraordinary Life
by Mike Ashley
 Hardcover: 320 Pages (2001-11-20)
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Asin: B00127OIVM
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Not only one of the twentieth century's most inventive writers of supernatural fiction and author of such masterpieces as The Willows and The Wendigo, Algernon Blackwood was also an indefatigable traveler, an extremely popular storyteller on radio and television (he appeared on the first British television program ever), and a secret agent during the First World War. Added to that, it was Algernon Blackwood, not Andrew Lloyd Webber, who originated the Starlight Express. A Buddhist and theosophist as well as a member of the Order of the Golden Dawn, Blackwood consorted with mystics and magicians, who knew him as Pan, while those who delighted in his rich storyteller's voice and lively humor affectionately called him Uncle Paul. Some saw him as an ancient child, others as an accomplished athlete. He found time meanwhile to hobnob with the literary establishment--with the likes of Hilaire Belloc, P. G. Wodehouse, Compton Mackenzie, and H. G. Wells--and his work inspired writers as diverse as Henry Miller and Carlos Casteneda. Yet the story of this fascinating, charming, elusive, and enigmatic man's life has never before been told. More than twenty years of research and countless interviews with friends and colleagues of the extraordinary Algernon Blackwood, as well as a close examination of his unpublished papers, stand behind this first full-length biography of a writer who, according to The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, delivered a greater number of magisterial shudders than more refined writers in the genre ever attempted. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars An Extraordinary Man
In his day, Algernon Blackwood was among the best known writers in the horror field. Today he's less known except to devotees of that genre.

But Blackwood didn't consider himself a horror writer. He said all his stories were based on personal experiences or those of close friends and, though he found the strange in the most ordinary of those experiences, he was most concerned with expanding consciousness for a greater understanding of life and nature.

Blackwood remains a mysterious figure and Mike Ashley has done a marvelous job of finding sources to interpret his life and career, all the more marvelous because the writer left only fragmentary details of his activities and Ashley had to play detective to find his material.

What Ashley unveils is a creative person who was not only an untiring writer (he was still penning stories in his late eighties) but also a world traveler, an undercover agent in World War 1 and a storyteller on radio and TV.

His attitude toward life was that one is never to old to try new things. An admirable attitude.

Ashley's writing is at times pedestrian but his subject makes it worth plugging on.

4-0 out of 5 stars THE biography of Blackwood
Blackwood's life was indeed extraordinary, and so was the man. When you write about such an incredible character, you can hardly go wrong. This book is, to date, THE standard biography of Algernon Blackwood, one of the greatest supernatural tale writers of all times (trust not me, but the sound judgement of HP Lovecraft!). As one can sense from his writings, Blackwood had a copious first-hand experience of the weird.
" An extraordinary Life" follows AB through his pilgrimages around the world, tries its best to peep into the life of a quite mysterious fellow, and traces some of the sources of his wondrous tales. The last part is perhaps a bit boring, but hei, if you are a Blackwood's aficionado, this is a must.

PS Nobody knows yet the true identity of Dr. Silence: the case is open for further investigations.

4-0 out of 5 stars Still alive
It was about time. Blackwood, who died just over fifty years ago, was one of the great twentieth-century masters of the weird tale; H P Lovecraft, no less, called his long story "The Willows" possibly the greatest weird tale ever written, and S T Joshi has said that his book Incredible Adventures may be the greatest weird collection. The more one reads of Blackwood, the more one is amazed at his present obscurity - an obscurity which may at last be starting to lift. The product of twenty years' research, including interviews with several people who knew Blackwood personally, this first ever full-length biography is an amazing achievement, particularly in view of Blackwood's cavalier attitude towards personal possessions, including documents. Ashley's extraordinary life of this extraordinary man details eighty-two years encompassing two world wars (during the first of which Blackwood served as a secret agent in Switzerland), innumerable travels round the world, near-starvation and vagrancy in New York, the high society of the 1920s and salvation by burning sausage during the London Blitz. Though clumsily written, the book's narrative is commendably clear; Blackwood was an immensely pleasant and sociable individual who met and befriended a great many people in the course of a long and eventful life, but although I raced through his biography I never once had to check back to find out who was who. Ashley perhaps harps a little too much on the fact that Blackwood originated the term "Starlight Express", but he does so for a better reason than mere topicality - he's trying to emphasise Blackwood's continuing (perhaps growing) relevance to the present. As S T Joshi remarked at the end of his chapter on Blackwood in The Weird Tale, Blackwood is a writer waiting to be discovered. Ashley's book should shorten the wait considerably. ... Read more


10. Algernon Blackwood: A Bio-Bibliography (Bio-Bibliographies in World Literature)
by Mike Ashley
Hardcover: 369 Pages (1987-10-20)
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Asin: 0313251584
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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This reference represents the most complete and detailed examination of Blackwood to date. Preceding the bibliography is a foreword by Ramsey Campbell, an introduction, a user's guide, and a short but detailed biography revealing much new material about Blackwood's life, and a chronology of dates. The bibliography is divided into four parts: works by Blackwood, adaptations of his work by others, works about Blackwood, and source indices. The listing of Blackwood's works begins with books, and then goes on to short and serial fiction, nonfiction (essays and sketches, and book reviews), poetry and songs, plays and dramas, radio manuscripts, and untraced items. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Indispensable guide to the greatest horror writer of all
Connoisseurs of horror fiction, including H. P. Lovecraft,rate Algernon Blackwood (1869-1951) as the finest such writer of all.What Arthur Conan Doyle was to mysteries, what Jane Austen was to comedies of manners, Blackwood was to supernatural horror literature -- he set the standard, was unsurpassed in originality, and reads as freshly while surprising and shocking the reader as much now as the day he wrote his remarkable work, leaving the likes of Stephen King, Clive Barker and Anne Rice in the dust.

Sadly, most of Blackwood's large output -- about 10 book-length novels, over 200 short stories and novelettes, and numerous essays, reviews, plays etc. -- are long out of print and can often only be found in large libraries and through used and antiquarian book suppliers.This volume, prepared by preeminent Blackwood scholar Mike Ashley, is an exhaustive listing and description of everything Blackwood ever had published or exists in known manuscript, plus the fullest biography of Blackwood ever written.(Ashley is currently researching for a much longer, book-length biography of Blackwood, but it won't include this extensive bibliographic material.)

Blackwood fans will find this fat volume indispensable for locating and organizing their reading of Blackwood, and newcomers will find this a priceless introduction and guide to the man who defined cosmic fiction.In either case, you'll find yourself turning to this book again and again. ... Read more


11. Algernon Blackwood: Masters of the Weird Tale
by Algernon Blackwood
Hardcover: 990 Pages (2010-12-01)
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The largest and most comprehensive single-volume collection of the best stories by classic ghost and horror story author Algernon Blackwood has over 990 pages. This invaluable collection includes Blackwood's most renowned stories, including "The Wendigo," "The Willows," "Ancient Sorceries," and dozens of others, plus several tales that are hard to find, with some fine Clarence John Laughlin photographs reprinted as exquisite duotones. This edition is quarterbound in black Japanese cloth with blue European cloth panels, a ribbon marker, and is enclosed in a clothbound slipcase.

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12. The Empty House and Other Ghost Stories
by Algernon Blackwood
Audio CD: Pages (2009-08-25)
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Asin: 1897304684
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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Most connoisseurs of modern horror fiction rate Algernon Blackwood (1869-1951) as the finest horror writer of all time. Blackwood was unsurpassed in originality, atmosphere, and characterization. His finest works still surprise and shock today's readers. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (5)

3-0 out of 5 stars Good scary story
I love scary stories and was happy with this one. I recommend it for a quick read.

1-0 out of 5 stars Worst packaging ever
I'm not sure if I will even read this monstrosity.When I order a book I expect a professionally printed novel sized thing.This book is standard copy paper size and lo and behold looks like it was badly printed on computer paper.I'm sure its rife with spelling errors too.How disrespectful.DIY is great when it comes to hardcore punk NOT early Twentieth Century genre fiction.The "people" responsible for this should be very very ashamed of themselves.Really, I am simply horrified.

3-0 out of 5 stars Creepy, but Not Ghostly or Scary
There is about 7-10 stories and I skipped about half of them. I would read the first couple of pages of each and then decide if I wanted to continue or skip ahead. Some of the ones I read had ghost in them and others didn't. They were interesting, but not at all scary. I have read ghost stories that make me look around the room and listen to every noise, but this was just "fun". Since it was free I would get it again, but I wouldn't actually pay for it.

3-0 out of 5 stars Doesn't Compare To the "Greats" ?
I think you got it backwards. Blackwood was one of the greats that Lovecraft admired, even quoting Blackwood in "The Call of Cthulu".

Lovecraft thought highly of Blackwood, once stating that he wished he could of left his writing legacy with something as great as Blackwood's "Incredible Adventures".

Alas, Blackwood did not return the compliment, claiming that young admirer's work (Lovecraft) lacked "spiritual terror", an element considered quite important in Blackwood's work.

3-0 out of 5 stars Pretty good for free
These stories are not bad for ghost story fans.The writing is good, but it doesn't compare to the works of some of the greats like Lovecraft and Poe. ... Read more


13. Karma; a reincarnation play in prologue
by Algernon Blackwood 1869-1951 Pearn Violet from old catalog joint author
Paperback: 224 Pages (1918-12-31)
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This reproduction was printed from a digital file created at the Library of Congress as part of an extensive scanning effort started with a generous donation from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.The Library is pleased to offer much of its public domain holdings free of charge online and at a modest price in this printed format.Seeing these older volumes from our collections rediscovered by new generations of readers renews our own passion for books and scholarship. ... Read more


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