The Doll And One Other

By: Blackwood, Algernon

Price: $75.00

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Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ to Near Fine - dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The endpapers have light but noticeable lines of toning. The dust jacket is mostly clean and mostly bright. There is some lightish generalized toning to the rear panel of the dust jacket and both dust jacket flaps. There is one minute nick / tear to the top front dust jacket panel. "Jack Sullivan stated that "Blackwood's life parallels his work more neatly than perhaps that of any other ghost story writer. Like his lonely but fundamentally optimistic protagonists, he was a combination of mystic and outdoorsman; when he wasn't steeping himself in occultism, including Rosicrucianism and Buddhism, he was likely to be skiing or mountain climbing." Blackwood was a member of one of the factions of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, as was his contemporary Arthur Machen. Cabalistic themes influence his novel The Human Chord. His two best-known stories are probably "The Willows" and "The Wendigo". He would also often write stories for newspapers at short notice, with the result that he was unsure exactly how many short stories he had written and there is no sure total. Though Blackwood wrote a number of horror stories, his most typical work seeks less to frighten than to induce a sense of awe. Good examples are the novels The Centaur, which reaches a climax with a traveller's sight of a herd of the mythical creatures; and Julius LeVallon and its sequel The Bright Messenger, which deal with reincarnation and the possibility of a new, mystical evolution of human consciousness. In correspondence with Peter Penzoldt, Blackwood wrote, " (from Wikipedia)

Title: The Doll And One Other

Author Name: Blackwood, Algernon

Categories: Horror,

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: Sauk City, WI, Arkham House: 1946

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket

Seller ID: A38651

Keywords: Horror Algernon Blackwood Arkham House Small Press Macabre Fiction Short Stories Horror,