Algernon Henry Blackwood (1869 - 1951) was an English short story writer and novelist, one of the most prolific writers of ghost stories in the history of the genre.
The Willowsby Algernon Blackwood
Two friends are midway on a canoe trip down the Danube River. Throughout the story Blackwood personifies the surrounding environment-river, sun, wind-and imbues them with a powerful and ultimately threatening character. Most ominous are the masses of dense, desultory, menacing willows, which "moved of their own will as though alive, and they touched, by some incalculable method, my own keen sense of the horrible." American horror author H.P. Lovecraft considered it to be the finest supernatural tale in English literature.
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Lovecraft recommends this story as the greatest Weird Tale ever told. While I believe Lovecraft himself is the king of the Weird Tale, readers will not be disappointed by The Willows. I can't wait to read more Algernon Blackwood stories.
A great work of weird fiction, and a big influence on H.P. Lovecraft. A horror classic.