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Ten Minute Stories / Day and Night Stories "The author plunges with boldness, yet with consistent invention, into the realm of the fantastic." The Outlook Ten Minute Stories, originally published in 1914, and Day and Night Stories, from 1917, offer two superlative story collections of ghost stories, strange nature tales, weird events and dark fantasies from one of the greatest writers of supernatural fiction in the 20th century. These pieces are shorter than Algernon Blackwood usually produced, little thoughts or episodes which he often scribbled in his notebook high up in the mountains and then typed up later that day, and sold to newspapers back in England, as Mike Ashley points out in his informative introduction. Some of these stories are humorous slices-of-life, matter-of-fact stories borne out from Blackwood s love of human observation. Many of the Day and Night Stories were written during World War I, and are more reflective than his earlier tales. Most have at least a tinge of the mystic to them. A bonus story, The Farmhouse on the Hill, appears in book format for the first time, an early story that originally appeared in an Australian newspaper in 1907. These are stories that capture the shifting qualities of perception as daylight gradually fades into dusk, and the curtain of dreams is pulled gently across our vision short stories of day...into night.

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Algernon Blackwood is remembered best for his two superlative horror stories, "The Wendigo" and "The Willows." But in his lifetime he wrote over 150 stories, at least a dozen novels, two plays and quite a few children's books as well. Born in London on March 14, 1869, Blackwood rebelled against his strong Catholic upbringing and began studying Oriental religions and the occult, later joining several occult societies. When he reached twenty, his father sent him to Canada, and there he spent several years before entering the U.S. and becoming a reporter for the New York Sun. Returning to Britain in the late 1890's, he soon began turning some of his strange experiences into stories, beginning with "A Haunted Island," a ghost story set in the remote Canadian backwoods. An acquaintance sent these stories to a publisher and the result was The Empty House, soon followed by many more weird story collections and some truly strange and powerful novels. Storyteller, mystic, adventurer, radio and television personality--Algernon Blackwood has been all of these in his rich and varied lifetime. In fact, as he revealed to his friends, most of his stories were based on actual events. By the time of his death in 1951, he had become one of the greatest writers of supernatural fiction in the 20th century.

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Blackwood (1869–1951) is another in a long list of writers who were terrifically popular in their day but are nearly forgotten now. These two short story collections, published in 1914 and 1917, respectively, should come as a very welcome addition to any horror fan’s reading list. Blackwood is primarily known, by genre fans familiar with the British writer’s works, for his ghost stories, although he was equally adept at other forms of supernatural fiction (a lot of which came out of his experiences with Eastern religions and his studies of the occult). The two volumes collected here showcase his gifts at building vivid characters, at creating mood and atmosphere, and—most important—at generating some genuine chills and thrills. Blackwood’s influence on the horror genre cannot be overstated (there are few twentieth- or twenty-first-century horror writers who do not owe him one debt or another), and it’s terrific to see the master at work again. --David Pitt

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