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Valley of the Beasts, the (1927) [Short Story]
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A hunter pursues a giant moose into the Valley of the Beasts, sacred to the god Ishtot. There he finds a strange change take place within him.

This story combines Indian beliefs about nature with Blackwood's own pantheistic leanings. The god Ishtot is his creation, but the myth of a guardian spirit which protects the animals is a common one. His Valley of the Beasts clearly draws on the Garden of Eden myth.

Published in The Phoenix Tree.

Original title: The Valley of the Beasts
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionFantasySaga, Myth, and Legend

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Bedside Book of Famous British Stories, the (1940) [Anthology]
      Authors: M. R. James , Aldous Huxley , Rudyard Kipling , Charles Dickens , Daniel Defoe , Arthur Conan Doyle , E. M. Forster , James Joyce , D. H. Lawrence , Walter Scott , H. G. Wells , Oscar Wilde , William Butler Yeats , Rabindranath Tagore , John Galsworthy , James M. Barrie , Joseph Conrad , Lord Dunsany , Thomas Hardy , Algernon Blackwood , Robert Louis Stevenson , W. Somerset Maugham , Joseph Addison , Geoffrey Chaucer , Sir Thomas Malory , Oliver Goldsmith , George Moore , Liam O'Flaherty , James Stephens , William Makepeace Thackeray , G. K. Chesterton , John Buchan , Anthony Trollope , Evelyn Waugh , Henry Williamson , Katherine Mansfield , Arthur Quiller-Couch , Saki , P.G. Wodehouse , Thomas Burke , W. W. Jacobs , Michael Arlen , C.E. Montague , Eden Phillpotts , Hugh Walpole , John Masefield , Arthur Morrison , Elizabeth Gaskell , Max Beerbohm , Alfred Noyes , A. E. Coppard , Edward Bulwer-Lytton , Arnold Bennett , W.H. Hudson , Samuel Lover , George Meredith , H.M. Tomlinson , William J. Locke , Stacy Aumonier , William Mudford , John Brown , Sheila Kaye-Smith , Roland Pertwee , Weston Martyr , Thomas Owen Beachcroft , R. Cunninghame Graham , Morley Roberts , Martin Ross , Leonard Merrick , Philip Gibbs , May Edginton , Francis Brett Young , Donn Byrne , L. A. G. Strong , Ralph Bates , Ian Maclaren
     Phoenix Tree, the (1980) [Anthology]
      Authors: H. P. Lovecraft , Verner von Heidenstam , Richard Adams , Lord Dunsany , Algernon Blackwood , August Derleth , Jorge Luis Borges , Barry Pain , Frank R. Stockton , Richard Garnett , Kenneth Morris , Galad Elflandsson , Evangeline Walton , Félix Martí-Ibáñez , Eric Linklater , Vera Chapman , Benjamin Disraeli

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