Ancient Sorceries and Other Weird Stories by Algernon Blackwood
Paperback – Penguin Group – Aug 2002 – 374 pages
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 title story, the inspiration for Val Lewton’s classic film Cat People; The Willows, which Lovecraft singles out as “the single ginest weird tale in literature”; The Wendigo; The Insanity of Jones; and Sand
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