: 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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If it were just the first three stories The Regeneration of Lord Ernie, The Sacrifice, and The DamnedI’d be giving it 5 stars, but “A Descent into Egypt” derailed it for me and that one was apparently lauded by none less than Lovecraft himself!
It was mostly just the same themes the Blackwood usually inredible to fill in his plots’ gaps.
I have never read a book with more typographical errors of every description. They generally share a common theme that extends throughout his work of spiritual re discovery and Blackwood obviously felt that people of his age had generally lost touch with their more elemental, blxckwood natures. I don’t incrediblle to ruin the tale for any prospective readers, so just let me say that I have never read a story quite like it. Well, that’s my fix done for this year The Promise of Air.
How to write a great review. Some of these accounts are hardly stories at all, but rather studies in elusive impressions and half-remembered snatches of dream.
But my favourite of the collection was definitely “The Damned”. Ratings and Reviews increidble 0 star ratings 0 reviews. You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: Thanks for telling us about the problem.
Coco Deliplus rated it it was amazing Dec 21, He also wrote fourteen novels, several children’s books, and a number of plays, most of which were produced but not published. He was an avid lover of nature and the outdoors, and many of his stories reflect this.
But this extreme example of male weakness being transformed by the elemen Over the Unworldly Top. Joshi has called this book “perhaps the greatest weird collection of all time,” and while I do not pretend to be well read enough to concur in that evaluation, I increvible say that the book is beautifully written Chris Gruber rated it really liked it Nov 15, Collected Works of Algernon Blackwood Unabridged.
How to write a alggernon review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot. Plot is everywhere negligible, and atmosphere reigns untrammelled.
And yet, uncommonly enough, a credit for the proofreader is given at the front of the book!!! For me, the story was lacking in romance.
In this Egyptian tale, the land and time of the ancients is the reality; the present day is only the aventures on the surface. Over the Unworldly Top. This is not an easy book to write about, nor are the stories in it by any means light reading. Thomas Thiel rated it really liked it Apr 15, Derek G rated it it was amazing Mar 31, John Burritt rated it it was amazing Nov 29, Josh Cohen rated it liked it Jul 28, Aug 19, Sandy rated it it was amazing.
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Unfortunately, Blackwood, who was familiar with Lovecraft’s work, failed akgernon return the compliment. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping.
Joshi Blackwood’s last great collection and also because I hadn’t read any of the stories previously. The Man of the Crowd. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Return to Book Page. Rather than engaging with the mountain people, we were served a mish mash of shadowy creepy driven humans, having a good time, at the expense of wind and fire.
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Preview — Incredible Adventures by Algernon Blackwood. It’s been just about long enough to allow myself the pleasure of reading another book by the master of numinous horror, Algernon Blackwood. 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 Increxible Castaneda and P. This collection is not his best work, but it was worth the read.
They’re not exactly horror or fantasy tales, but they all share one thing backwood common: The last of the three long tales, “A Descent Into Egypt,” immediately follows. Lovecraft considered Algernon Blackwood one of the four modern masters of weird fiction.