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Willows, the (1907) [Novelette]
by Algernon Blackwood Rating: Weighted - 8.8 / Average - 9.0 of 10 (2 votes) (Rate!)
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On a canoe camping trip along the Danube, two men find themselves caught in raging waters in a desolate region and must camp on a small island at night. After an uncomfortable and eerily disturbing night, they awaken to the realization that they cannot yet leave.

First published in the collection The Listener and Other Stories, London: Eveleigh Nash, 1907.

Original title: The Willows
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionHorrorDark Fantasy

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Listener and Other Stories, the (1907) [Collection]
      Author: Algernon Blackwood
     Willows: And Other Queer Tales, the (1934) [Collection]
      Author: Algernon Blackwood
     Famous Ghost Stories (1944) [Anthology]
      Authors: M. R. James , Rudyard Kipling , Ambrose Bierce , Algernon Blackwood , August Derleth , Isak Dinesen , W. F. Harvey , Saki , W. W. Jacobs , Edward Bulwer-Lytton , Richard Middleton , Oliver Onions , E. F. Benson , Thorp McClusky , Mark Schorer , Brander Matthews
     Insanity of Jones and Other Tales, the (1964) [Collection]
      Author: Algernon Blackwood
     Dark Descent, the (1987) [Anthology]
      Authors: M. R. James , Edgar Allan Poe , Stephen King , Charles Dickens , H. P. Lovecraft , Ambrose Bierce , Ray Bradbury , Philip K. Dick , William Faulkner , Nathaniel Hawthorne , Shirley Jackson , Henry James , Edith Nesbit , Edith Wharton , Harlan Ellison , Clive Barker , Tanith Lee , Thomas M. Disch , Algernon Blackwood , Ramsey Campbell , Robert W. Chambers , Charles L. Grant , Fritz Leiber , Robert Bloch , Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu , Richard Matheson , Theodore Sturgeon , Joyce Carol Oates , Gene Wolfe , Flannery O'Connor , Michael Bishop , Manly Wade Wellman , Joanna Russ , Karl Edward Wagner , John Collier , Ivan Turgenev , Michael Shea , Charlotte Perkins Gilman , Dennis Etchison , Walter de la Mare , Lucy Lane Clifford , Fitz-James O'Brien , Robert Aickman , Russell Kirk , Oliver Onions , Robert Hichens
     13 Best Horror Stories of All Time, the (2002) [Anthology]
      Authors: M. R. James , Bram Stoker , Edgar Allan Poe , H. P. Lovecraft , Shirley Jackson , H. G. Wells , Algernon Blackwood , Arthur Machen , Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu , Robert Louis Stevenson , Charlotte Perkins Gilman , W. W. Jacobs , Oliver Onions
     Colour Out of Space, the (2002) [Anthology]
      Authors: Bram Stoker , Edgar Allan Poe , H. P. Lovecraft , Ambrose Bierce , Henry James , Algernon Blackwood , Robert W. Chambers , Arthur Machen , Walter de la Mare , M.P. Shiel


  • Considered by H. P. Lovecraft to be the finest supernatural tale written in English.

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