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The Empty House And Other Ghost Stories
     

The Empty House And Other Ghost Stories

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by Algernon Blackwood
 

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Algernon Henry Blackwood, (1869 -1951) was an English writer of supernatural fiction. Blackwood was also a journalist and a broadcasting narrator. Blackwood had a varied career, farming in Canada, operating a hotel, a newspaper reporter in New York, and essayist for various periodicals. His works included ten collections of short stories, fourteen novels, children's

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Algernon Henry Blackwood, (1869 -1951) was an English writer of supernatural fiction. Blackwood was also a journalist and a broadcasting narrator. Blackwood had a varied career, farming in Canada, operating a hotel, a newspaper reporter in New York, and essayist for various periodicals. His works included ten collections of short stories, fourteen novels, children's stories, and several plays. Many of his stories reflect his love of nature and the outdoors. His two best-known stories were "The Willows" and "The Wendigo". Stories in this collection include The empty house -- A haunted island -- A case of eavesdropping -- Keeping his promise -- With intent to steal -- The wood of the dead -- Smith: an episode in a lodging-house -- A suspicious gift -- The strange adventures of a private secretary in New York -- Skeleton Lake: an episode in camp.

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ISBN-13:
9781847020093
Publisher:
Echo Library
Publication date:
02/20/2006
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

Algernon Blackwood (1869-1951) was born into a well-to-do Kentish family. His parents, converts to a Calvinistic sect, led an austere life, ill-suited to their dreamy and sensitive son. During adolescence, he became fascinated by hypnotism and the supernatural and, on leaving university, studied Hindu philosophy and occultism. Later, he was to draw on these beliefs and experiences in his writing. Sent away to Canada at the age of twenty, his attempts at making a living were wholly unsuccessful and shortly after his return to England, he began to write. The Empty House and Other Ghost Stories, published in 1906, was followed by a series of psychic detective stories, featuring John Silence, ‘physician extraordinary’. His reputation as one of the greatest exponents of supernatural fiction began to grow. Chiefly known for his ghost stories, Blackwood wrote in many different forms within the genre. His most personal works, however, are his ‘mystical’ novels, for example The Centaur, where he explores man’s empathy with the forces of the universe. Blackwood also wrote children’s fiction. A Prisoner in Fairyland was adapted into the play (later the musical), Starlight Express. Later in life, Blackwood turned to writing radio plays, and in 1947 he began a new career on BBC TV telling ghost stories. He received a knighthood in 1949.

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Empty House And Other Ghost Stories (Large Print Edition) 2.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I agree.CRAP
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
They should actually make a book out of that, i can see it now "Revenge of the bookwork." -_- =_=
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a Google scan of a book. It is supposed to be the Blackwood title, but once you get past the title page it is 400+ pages of a chemistry book. They scanned the wrong book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thats the real title of this book...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its stupid! There us just like letters and numbers and symbols and crap! Its a waste of your Nook space!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Goldylox
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Here i was ready for a really good read. Sigh...
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Collection of ghost stories first published in 1906. Some very spooky stuff here.
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Jazmin Melendez More than 1 year ago
Its+so+cool+and+scary
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Chemistry freaks me out man!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A maniac who eats only raw freshly killed meat and his terror stricken house guest...among other tales...good stuff
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A few of the stories were a little scary. A lot of them didn't seem to end really they just abruptly stopped. Quite a few of the stories mentioned someone named Jim Shorthouse ( a name my brain insisted on reading as Shortarse ) but it never seemed to be the same guy. This drove me crazy. All in all though it was a pretty good collection of shorts.