The Willows

Algernon BLACKWOOD (1869 - 1951)

A tale of horror in which a pleasant sojourn down the Danube tumbles terrifyingly awry as the veil between this world and an unfathomably weird dimension is inadvertently pierced by an innocent pair of vacationers, "The Willows", arguably Algernon Blackwood's seminal contribution to supernatural literature, has had a lasting influence on the field. No less a personage than H. P. Lovecraft describing it as "...the greatest weird tale ever written." A reading will reveal a clear influence to one familiar with Lovecraft's work. The masterful handling of mystery and suspense that build to a quite satisfyingly unnerving crescendo may be particularly noted by the discerning aficionado of the genre.(Summary by Michael T. Robinson)

Genre(s): Horror & Supernatural Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Section I Michael Thomas Robinson
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Play 02 Section II Michael Thomas Robinson
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Play 03 Section III Michael Thomas Robinson
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Play 04 Section IV Michael Thomas Robinson
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