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The Wendigo - Algernon Blackwood
The Wendigo
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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... show more
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". In this camper tale set in the Canadian wilderness, a hunting party separates to track moose, and the Wendigo of legend abducts one member. A Wendigo is a malevolent cannibalistic spirit into which humans could transform, or which could possess humans. Those who indulged in cannibalism were at particular risk, and the legend appears to have reinforced the taboo against cannibalism.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781587155444 (1587155443)
Publisher: Wildside Press
Pages no: 116
Edition language: English
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Shelf Indulgence
Shelf Indulgence rated it
3.0 The Wendigo
So far, I'm impressed with Algernon Blackwood. When I first heard about him, it was in reference to The Wendigo, but as I did more research into him, I discovered that The Willows and The Man Whom the Trees Loved were also highly regarded stories of his. As is my habit, I decided to save what I an...
Konnici na Liriite - Chevalier Du Lys
Konnici na Liriite - Chevalier Du Lys rated it
2.0 The Wendigo
A good novella but a bit old-dated. Interesting reading nevertheless. My problem with it was the simplicity and lack of... horror element. I am sorry, I know it's a cult story but it didn't appeal to me. Blackwood really is connected with nature and gave it a spooky enviromnent but the characteres ...
Booklog
Booklog rated it
3.0 The Wendigo (Dodo Press)
Capturing the dangerous and unforgiving cruelty of the wilderness while simultaneously conveying its beauty and ability to enchant humanity in the industrial age, Wendigo brilliantly plays upon the fears and insecurities of the civilized, urbanized (wo)man of the 20th century. A group of experienced...
target acquired
target acquired rated it
4.0
a rainy, windy, chilly night with nothing to do but gaze lovingly at my overly full bookcases. so why not reread one of my favorite classic horror novellas? this one is about, wait for it, The Wendigo and its prey du jour (du nuit?) - some hunters and their guides. but is the story really about this...
Inklings
Inklings rated it
I'm always looking for a good creepy story. In some ways this story gives me the sense that it could scare the willies out of me if I were reading it while on a camping trip in Canada. Blackwood did a better job of building tension in "The Willows." For one, the whole concept of a Wendigo was never ...
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