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1932. Tales of the Uncanny and Supernatural



Blackwood, Algernon. 'Tales of the Uncanny and Supernatural' published in 1968 in hardback with dustjacket, 426pp. Condition: Good condition with dustjacket (although the dustjacket has some small tears to the top and bottom edges and some general edge wear. The dj has also had the price clipped off it. Internally, it's a clean & readable copy. Price: £7.25, not including p&p, which is Amazon's standard charge (currently £2.75 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers)
1968, Spring Books, hbk
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  • Tales of the Uncanny and Supernatural [top]
    First published in 1932
    Spring Books Edition first published in 1962
    Spring Books (Hamlyn Publishing Group) 7th impression published in 1968 in hardback with dustjacket, 426pp

About this book/synopsis: One of the most gifted mystic storytellers since Edgar Allan Poe, Algernon Blackwood possessed the special gift of building up an uncanny atmosphere out of quite an ordinary situation. His stories are written with such depth and credibility that the supernatural events seem inevitable and even more terrifying. Far from being fantastic, his characters are essentially real, which increases the horror when they come in contact with the supernatural.

In addition to his novels, Blackwood wrote many short stories, of which this book provides a fair few, some of which had been out of print for many years when this book was published. This fascinating book will appeal to everyone who enjoys well-written tales in an atmosphere of the mysterious and the macabre.

Includes the stories:
The Doll
Running Wolf
The Little Beggar
The Occupant of the Room
The Man Whom the Trees Loved
The Valley of the Beasts
The South Wind
The Man Who Was Milligan
The Trod
The Terror of the Twins
The Deferred Appointment
Accessory Before the Fact
The Glamour of the Snow
The House of the Past
The Decoy
The Tradition
The Touch of Pan
Entrance and Exit
The Pikestaffe Case
The Empty Sleeve
Violence
The Lost Valley

 



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