The Willows / Algernon Blackwood

Title: The Willows
Author: Algernon Blackwood
Subjects: Classic; Fiction; Horror

"The Willows" is an example of early modern horror novella. It is one of Blackwood's best known works and has been influential on a number of later writers. American horror author H.P. Lovecraft considered it to be the finest supernatural tale in English literature. 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.


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