Unrecorded Algernon Blackwood stories

Suggest and discuss books to read (all languages welcome!)
Post Reply
RuthieG
Posts: 22007
Joined: April 17th, 2008, 8:41 am
Location: Kent, England
Contact:

Post by RuthieG » July 15th, 2015, 1:11 pm

Ten Minute Stories by Algernon Blackwood (1869 - 1951), published 1914, appears to contain a number of short stories that have not yet been recorded for LibriVox. I haven't read them (not PD for me), so I don't know whether they are in the usual ghostly genre.

http://hdl.handle.net/2027/umn.319510023073554

Ruth
My LV catalogue page | RuthieG's CataBlog of recordings | Tweet: @RuthGolding

kadath
Posts: 67
Joined: November 1st, 2013, 7:44 pm
Location: "The ghoul-haunted woodland of Weir" Carasoyn, West Virginia
Contact:

Post by kadath » July 17th, 2015, 1:38 am

This is a list I have been working on of Algernon Blackwood’s unrecorded short weird fiction. I based this list off of Wikipedia’s list https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algernon_Blackwood#Weird_fiction and as far as I can tell there are approximately 108 Blackwood stories that fall within the weird fiction genre and 46 of those stories have been recorded already for Librivox. All of these stories in this list were published 1922 or earlier. This list is a work in progress and I will update it and remove stories as they get read and added to the catalog. This is the link for the current Librivox "Short Ghost and Horror Story Collection" for those who would like to contribute readings to it viewtopic.php?f=19&t=56368


With Intent to Steal (1906) (haunted house/ghost/possession story)
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/14471/14471-h/14471-h.htm

Miss Slumbubble—and Claustrophobia (1907)
https://archive.org/details/listenerandothe00blacgoog

The Story of Mr. Popkiss Told (1908)
(could not find an online text for this story)

You May Telephone From Here (1909) (Twilight Zoneish)
https://archive.org/details/StrangeStories

Carlton's Drive (1909) (Twilight Zoneish)
http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.32044086875077;view=1up;seq=9

The Man Who Played upon the Leaf (1909)
http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.32044086875077;view=1up;seq=9

The South Wind (1910) (sentimental pantheistic/metaphysical story)
http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=njp.32101066164813;view=1up;seq=17

If the Cap Fits (1910) (Twilight Zoneish)
http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=umn.319510023073554;view=1up;seq=15

Perspective (1910)
http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.32044086875077;view=1up;seq=9

Special Delivery (1910)
http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=njp.32101066164813;view=1up;seq=17

The Lost Valley (1910) (novella) (much anthologized and considered a favorite among Blackwood fans)
http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.32044086875077;view=1up;seq=9

Old Clothes (1910) (reincarnation story)
http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.32044086875077;view=1up;seq=9

The Man From the 'Gods' (1910)
http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.32044086875077;view=1up;seq=9

The Eccentricity of Simon Parnacute (1910) (humorous fantasy piece)
http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.32044086875077;view=1up;seq=9

The Message of the Clock (1910)
(could not find an online text for this story)

The Sea Fit (1910) (supernatural vikings)
https://archive.org/details/StrangeStories

The Empty Sleeve (1911) (Horror story about a man obsessed with a violin)
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/38310/38310-h/38310-h.htm

The Deferred Appointment (1911)
https://archive.org/details/StrangeStories

The Prayer (1911) (drug induced ESP)
http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=umn.319510023073554;view=1up;seq=15

Two in One (1911) (reincarnation/metaphysical story)
http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=umn.319510023073554;view=1up;seq=15

Dream Trespass (1911) (reincarnation, Twilight Zoneish)
http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=umn.319510023073554;view=1up;seq=15

The Messenger (1911) (excellent short piece that had a Dunsany/Lovecraft feel to me)
http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=njp.32101066164813;view=1up;seq=17

The Golden Fly (1911) (allegorical fantasy piece)
http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=njp.32101066164813;view=1up;seq=17

The Heath Fire (1912)
http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=njp.32101066164813;view=1up;seq=17

The Destruction of Smith (1912)
http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=njp.32101066164813;view=1up;seq=17

The Attic (1912) (sentimental ghost story)
http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=njp.32101066164813;view=1up;seq=17

The Second Generation (1912)
http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=umn.319510023073554;view=1up;seq=15

The Temptation of the Clay (1912) (novella)
http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=njp.32101066164813;view=1up;seq=17

La Mauvaise Riche (1912) (evil ghost in a cemetery story)
(could not find an online text for this story)

Wayfarers (1912) (metaphysical romance story)
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/43816/43816-h/43816-h.htm

The Sacrifice (1913)
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/43816/43816-h/43816-h.htm

The Falling Glass (1914)
http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?num=725&u=1&seq=8&view=image&size=100&id=umn.31951d00217544w (pg. 725)

The Damned (1914) (novella) (included in Blackwood's "Best of" anthology)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/11074

A Descent into Egypt (1914)
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/43816/43816-h/43816-h.htm

The Paper Man (1915) (Twilight Zoneish/humorous)
(could not find an online text for this story)

S.O.S. (1918) (esp, Twilight Zoneish)
http://www.unz.org/Pub/Century-1918mar-00653

The Garden of Survival (1918) (novella)
http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=nyp.33433043058076;view=1up;seq=1

The Little Beggar (1919) (sentimental ghost story)
https://archive.org/details/StrangeStories

The Other Woman (1919)
(could not find an online text for this story)

The Decoy (1919) (excellent "stay all night in a haunted house/doppelganger horror story")
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/38310/38310-h/38310-h.htm

The World-Dream of McCallister (1919)
(could not find an online text for this story)

Alexander Alexander (1919)
https://archive.org/details/StrangeStories

The Call (1919)
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/38310/38310-h/38310-h.htm

Chinese Magic (1920)
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/38310/38310-h/38310-h.htm

Running Wolf (1920) (much anthologized werewolf/reincarnation story, considered one of Blackwood's best)
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/38310/38310-h/38310-h.htm

Confession (1921) (included in Blackwood's "Best of" anthology)
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/38310/38310-h/38310-h.htm

The Wolves of God (1921) (supernatural animal revenge story)
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/38310/38310-h/38310-h.htm

The Tarn of Sacrifice (1921) (reincarnation suspense story, druids)
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/38310/38310-h/38310-h.htm

Egyptian Sorcery (1921)
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/38310/38310-h/38310-h.htm

Vengeance Is Mine (1921)
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/38310/38310-h/38310-h.htm

The Lane That Ran East and West (1921) Metaphorical romantic story about aging written in a woman's point of view.
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/38310/38310-h/38310-h.htm

Nephelé (1921)
(could not find an online text for this story)

Lost! aka Lost In The Alps (1922)
http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.hn46n6;view=1up;seq=121


Additional Algernon Blackwood short story summaries and reviews can be found on these pages, WARNING SPOILERS:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algernon_Blackwood#Weird_fiction

http://antimatter-camerlengo.blogspot.com/2015/01/algernon-blackwood-short-story-summaries.html
Last edited by kadath on May 8th, 2021, 10:16 am, edited 38 times in total.

RuthieG
Posts: 22007
Joined: April 17th, 2008, 8:41 am
Location: Kent, England
Contact:

Post by RuthieG » July 17th, 2015, 3:59 am

Great work!

I wonder if Lost! (according to Wikipedia 1st published in Living Age 14 Oct. 1922) is actually Lost in the Alps which you can find in that edition of Living Age here: http://hdl.handle.net/2027/hvd.hn46n6?urlappend=%3Bseq=121

Ruth
My LV catalogue page | RuthieG's CataBlog of recordings | Tweet: @RuthGolding

kadath
Posts: 67
Joined: November 1st, 2013, 7:44 pm
Location: "The ghoul-haunted woodland of Weir" Carasoyn, West Virginia
Contact:

Post by kadath » July 17th, 2015, 11:35 am

I checked Blackwood's non-Weird tales list https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algernon_Blackwood#Children.27s_stories_and_non-Weird_tales and could not find "Lost In The Alps," I also read the piece and it does have a weird element to it so I think it would be safe to say that they are the same story. Cool find Ruth! I added the link to the story to the list :)

RuthieG
Posts: 22007
Joined: April 17th, 2008, 8:41 am
Location: Kent, England
Contact:

Post by RuthieG » July 19th, 2015, 12:54 pm

I think The Falling Glass may be in this volume of Country Life (p.722 or 725). I can't see it myself owing to copyright restrictions, but it may be viewable in the US.
http://hdl.handle.net/2027/umn.31951d00217544w

Ruth
My LV catalogue page | RuthieG's CataBlog of recordings | Tweet: @RuthGolding

Boomcoach
Posts: 981
Joined: December 29th, 2008, 8:37 am
Location: Bluffton, IN
Contact:

Post by Boomcoach » July 19th, 2015, 1:53 pm

RuthieG wrote:I think The Falling Glass may be in this volume of Country Life (p.722 or 725). I can't see it myself owing to copyright restrictions, but it may be viewable in the US.
http://hdl.handle.net/2027/umn.31951d00217544w

Ruth
Yes, it is on page 725.
Boomcoach (my Catalog Page)

kadath
Posts: 67
Joined: November 1st, 2013, 7:44 pm
Location: "The ghoul-haunted woodland of Weir" Carasoyn, West Virginia
Contact:

Post by kadath » July 19th, 2015, 2:44 pm

Very cool! list updated :9:

Ansam
Posts: 44
Joined: June 23rd, 2012, 5:01 am
Location: Leeds, West York's, England

Post by Ansam » May 8th, 2021, 7:55 am

Hello,
I don't know if RuthieG or Kadath are still keeping tags on this list, but if you are, I have just submitted "Imagination" by Algernon Blackwood to Short ghost and horror stories.
I hope this helps someone to keep this invaluable list up to date.
Many thanks for it,
Andy

kadath
Posts: 67
Joined: November 1st, 2013, 7:44 pm
Location: "The ghoul-haunted woodland of Weir" Carasoyn, West Virginia
Contact:

Post by kadath » May 8th, 2021, 9:53 am

Thanks for letting me know Andy! I removed Imagination from the list & there were actually a bunch more Blackwood stories that needed removed (I totally forgot about this list).

-Erik/kadath

Post Reply