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* CoolTrain: The Starlight Express in ''A Prisoner in Fairyland''.

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* CoolTrain: The Starlight Express in ''A Prisoner in Fairyland''. [[note]]No relation to Creator/AndrewLloydWebber's ''The Starlight Express'' play. There ''is'' a play based on ''A Prisoner in Fairyland'', also called ''The Starlight Express'', written by Violet Pearn, with music by Music/EdwardElgar, who loved the story because it was so much like his own childhood fantasy world. Unfortunately the production and art direction were way off, and Pearn's script turned the story into a TastesLikeDiabetes pageant that Blackwood, writing to Elgar, called "Arts & Crafts pretentious rubbish stitched onto your music by a silly crank" who'd never bothered to actually read the book. The music, though, is exquisite, and is all that survives; the sets and costumes were destroyed along with the orchestra score in a UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo air raid. Elgar's manuscript score has been recorded several times and can be heard in its entirety on YouTube, and often on classical music stations.[[/note]]


* HauntedHouse: "The Empty House" has a fairly typical example. ''Jimbo'' has a kind of subjective example, with the kid initially thinking the ghosts are friendly, until his governess tries to ScareEmStraight and ends up traumatizing him.

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* HauntedHouse: "The Empty House" has a fairly typical example. ''Jimbo'' has a kind of subjective example, with the kid initially thinking the ghosts are friendly, until his governess tries to ScareEmStraight and ends up traumatizing him.him and being fired as a consequence. Jimbo subsequently has a serious accident and his astral self becomes trapped in the house and terrorized by its residents. Meeting his governess there, he learns to survive and free himself from fear until he's ready to wake up, only to discover [[spoiler:she was DeadAllAlong -- she died a few days after being fired, and in a MyGodWhatHaveIDone, was trying to help him before going on to heaven.]]


* AstralProjection: The kids and some adults in ''A Prisoner in Fairyland'' do it to collect starlight in Fairyland, which they distribute to their loved ones as kind of a mental/spiritual anodyne.



* CoolTrain: The Starlight Express in ''A Prisoner in Fairyland''.



* DontGoInTheWoods: A recurring theme.

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* DontGoInTheWoods: A recurring theme.theme, although in ''The Centaur'' it's more like the forces there are powerful, so be careful, but they're not evil.



* FantasyForbiddingFather: Blackwood writes a well-meaning one in ''Jimbo'', who is aghast that his five-year-old son, whom he intends to send to military school, is "an imaginative child" who might become "an ass", or a "poet, or [[BuryYourGays one of these -- these -- !]]"



** The spirits of Fright and the Frightened Children in ''Jimbo'' in the haunted house are this.



* HauntedHouse: "The Empty House" has a fairly typical example.

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* GrowingUpSucks: Averted in some tales, especially ''A Prisoner in Fairyland'', where adults may get "wumbled" with daily cares and forget about the realities behind the "real" world, but can re-learn the necessary skills at any age.
* HauntedHouse: "The Empty House" has a fairly typical example. ''Jimbo'' has a kind of subjective example, with the kid initially thinking the ghosts are friendly, until his governess tries to ScareEmStraight and ends up traumatizing him.


Algernon Henry Blackwood CBE (March 14, 1869 -- December 10, 1951) was a very prolific (for his time) writer of {{Horror}} and {{Fantasy}} short stories and novels as well as an early writer of the {{cosmic horror story}} as well as a journalist and broadcasting narrator. His works combine the beauty of nature (often going into {{scenery porn}}) with various [[IndexOfGothicHorrorTropes gothic horror tropes]] as well as creatures and folklore from various religions such as the {{wendigo}}. His most famous work is probably "The Willows" which many consider his best. He also was an early influence on the {{occult detective}} genre of fiction with his creation "Dr. John Silence" His work would occasionally play with a trope and feature {{black comedy}}. In contrast to many other authors like him Blackwood had a genuine interest in the supernatural and actually worked as a paranormal investigator with a group of friends before he moved into writing.

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Algernon Henry Blackwood CBE (March 14, 1869 -- December 10, 1951) was a very prolific (for his time) writer of {{Horror}} and {{Fantasy}} short stories and novels as well as an early writer of the {{cosmic horror story}} as well as a journalist and broadcasting narrator. His works combine the beauty of nature (often going into {{scenery porn}}) with various [[IndexOfGothicHorrorTropes gothic horror tropes]] as well as creatures and folklore from various religions such as the {{wendigo}}. His most famous work is probably "The Willows" which many consider his best. He also was an early influence on the {{occult detective}} genre of fiction with his creation "Dr. John Silence" Silence". His work would occasionally play with a trope and feature {{black comedy}}. In contrast to many other authors like him Blackwood had a genuine interest in the supernatural and actually worked as a paranormal investigator with a group of friends before he moved into writing.


Algernon Blackwood CBE (March 14, 1869 -- December 10, 1951) was a very prolific (for his time) writer of {{Horror}} and {{Fantasy}} short stories and novels as well as an early writer of the {{cosmic horror story}} as well as a journalist and broadcasting narrator. His works combine the beauty of nature (often going into {{scenery porn}}) with various [[IndexOfGothicHorrorTropes gothic horror tropes]] as well as creatures and folklore from various religions such as the {{wendigo}}. His most famous work is probably "The Willows" which many consider his best. He also was an early influence on the {{occult detective}} genre of fiction with his creation "Dr. John Silence" His work would occasionally play with a trope and feature {{black comedy}}. In contrast to many other authors like him Blackwood had a genuine interest in the supernatural and actually worked as a paranormal investigator with a group of friends before he moved into writing.

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Algernon Henry Blackwood CBE (March 14, 1869 -- December 10, 1951) was a very prolific (for his time) writer of {{Horror}} and {{Fantasy}} short stories and novels as well as an early writer of the {{cosmic horror story}} as well as a journalist and broadcasting narrator. His works combine the beauty of nature (often going into {{scenery porn}}) with various [[IndexOfGothicHorrorTropes gothic horror tropes]] as well as creatures and folklore from various religions such as the {{wendigo}}. His most famous work is probably "The Willows" which many consider his best. He also was an early influence on the {{occult detective}} genre of fiction with his creation "Dr. John Silence" His work would occasionally play with a trope and feature {{black comedy}}. In contrast to many other authors like him Blackwood had a genuine interest in the supernatural and actually worked as a paranormal investigator with a group of friends before he moved into writing.

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* {{Arcadia}} and TheSimpleLifeIsSimple: The theme of ''The Centaur'', where an Irish reporter experiences a vision of cosmic consciousness while in the Caucasus mountains. He comes back believing that humans should discard material possessions and live as close to the earth and nature as possible. Some believe him, but warn that most people won't get it unless they've experienced such a vision themselves.

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* HeAlsoDid: In addition to his supernatural writing Blackwood was also a radio broadcaster and wrote a great deal of children's literature, {{literary fiction}} and propaganda.


Algernon Blackwood (March 14, 1869-December 10, 1951) was a very prolific (for his time) writer of {{Horror}} and {{Fantasy}} short stories and novels as well as an early writer of the {{cosmic horror story}} as well as a journalist and broadcasting narrator. His works combine the beauty of nature (often going into {{scenery porn}}) with various [[IndexOfGothicHorrorTropes gothic horror tropes]] as well as creatures and folklore from various religions such as the {{wendigo}}. His most famous work is probably "The Willows" which many consider his best. He also was an early influence on the {{occult detective}} genre of fiction with his creation "Dr. John Silence" His work would occasionally play with a trope and feature {{black comedy}}. In contrast to many other authors like him Blackwood had a genuine interest in the supernatural and actually worked as a paranormal investigator with a group of friends before he moved into writing.

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Algernon Blackwood CBE (March 14, 1869-December 1869 -- December 10, 1951) was a very prolific (for his time) writer of {{Horror}} and {{Fantasy}} short stories and novels as well as an early writer of the {{cosmic horror story}} as well as a journalist and broadcasting narrator. His works combine the beauty of nature (often going into {{scenery porn}}) with various [[IndexOfGothicHorrorTropes gothic horror tropes]] as well as creatures and folklore from various religions such as the {{wendigo}}. His most famous work is probably "The Willows" which many consider his best. He also was an early influence on the {{occult detective}} genre of fiction with his creation "Dr. John Silence" His work would occasionally play with a trope and feature {{black comedy}}. In contrast to many other authors like him Blackwood had a genuine interest in the supernatural and actually worked as a paranormal investigator with a group of friends before he moved into writing.








* HeAlsoDid: In addition to his supernatural writing Blackwood was also a radio broadcaster and wrote a great deal of children's literature, {{literary fiction}} and propaganda.


Algernon Blackwood (March 14, 1869-December 10, 1951) was a very prolific (for his time) writer of {{Horror}} and {{Fantasy}} short stories and novels as well as an early writer of the {{cosmic horror story}} as well as a journalist and broadcasting narrator. His works combine the beauty of nature (often going into {{scenery porn}}) with various {{gothic horror tropes}} as well as creatures and folklore from various religions such as the {{wendigo}}. His most famous work is probably "The Willows" which many consider his best. He also was an early influence on the {{occult detective}} genre of fiction with his creation "Dr. John Silence" His work would occasionally play with a trope and feature {{black comedy}}. In contrast to many other authors like him Blackwood had a genuine interest in the supernatural and actually worked as a paranormal investigator with a group of friends before he moved into writing.

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Algernon Blackwood (March 14, 1869-December 10, 1951) was a very prolific (for his time) writer of {{Horror}} and {{Fantasy}} short stories and novels as well as an early writer of the {{cosmic horror story}} as well as a journalist and broadcasting narrator. His works combine the beauty of nature (often going into {{scenery porn}}) with various {{gothic [[IndexOfGothicHorrorTropes gothic horror tropes}} tropes]] as well as creatures and folklore from various religions such as the {{wendigo}}. His most famous work is probably "The Willows" which many consider his best. He also was an early influence on the {{occult detective}} genre of fiction with his creation "Dr. John Silence" His work would occasionally play with a trope and feature {{black comedy}}. In contrast to many other authors like him Blackwood had a genuine interest in the supernatural and actually worked as a paranormal investigator with a group of friends before he moved into writing.

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* TheFairFolk: They heavily influence the countryside that is the setting for "The Trod".


* BrainBleach: The protagonist of "The Man Who Found Out" learned something so repellent from an ancient tablet that he had a hypnotist eliminate the abhorrent knowledge via LaserGuidedAmnesia.

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* BrainBleach: The protagonist of "The Man Who Found Out" learned something so repellent from an two ancient tablet tablets that he had a hypnotist eliminate the abhorrent knowledge via LaserGuidedAmnesia.



* {{Haunted House}}: "The Empty House" has a fairly typical example.
* {{He Also Did}}: In addition to his supernatural writing Blackwood was also a radio broadcaster and wrote a great deal of children's literature, {{literary fiction}} and propaganda.

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* {{Haunted House}}: GoMadFromTheRevelation: Essentially what happens to anyone who reads the translated message from the tablets in "The Man Who Found Out".
* HauntedHouse:
"The Empty House" has a fairly typical example.
* {{He Also Did}}: HeAlsoDid: In addition to his supernatural writing Blackwood was also a radio broadcaster and wrote a great deal of children's literature, {{literary fiction}} and propaganda.


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* MadeOfIndestructium: The Tablets of the Gods in "The Man Who Found Out"; the first victim spends months trying to unsuccessfully destroy them. Following some LaserGuidedAmnesia by the second victim, they get casually tossed out as bits of rubbish.


* EldritchLocation: The setting of "The Willows".

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* EldritchAbomination: Some are encountered in "The Willows," and they're literally incomprehensible. They produce a loud ringing sound, dig perfectly conical pits in the sand and [[spoiler:in the body of the man they eventually kill]], and although their presence can be felt they're invisible.
* EldritchLocation: The setting of "The Willows".Willows." More specifically, it's set in the remote countryside around the Danube River in Romania. And there's something just ''wrong'' about it. The characters speculate that an incomprehensible dimension that does not like humans somehow borders or touches it, but they never even come close to finding out the place's actual nature.



** The setting of "The Willows".

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** The setting of "The Willows".Willows" - or at least one of the things that is speculated about the setting.



* {{The Lost Woods}}



* WhenTreesAttack: "The Willows" and "The Man Whom the Trees Loved".

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* WhenTreesAttack: "The Willows" and "The WhenTreesAttack:
**"The
Man Whom the Trees Loved".Loved".
**In "The Willows," provided you take the view that the... ''things'' they encountered were spirits of the willow trees.


* OurGhostsAreDifferent:
** "A Psychical Invasion"
** "The Empty House"
** "Running Wolf"



* {{Paranormal Investigation}}
* TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow: In "The Man Who Found Out", an explorer discovers the long-lost Tablets of the Gods, reputed to explain the true purpose of human existence. Reading their translation causes him to lose the will to live, and the friend who inherits the Tablets destroys the text and has his own memory of reading it erased via hypnosis.

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* {{Paranormal Investigation}}
* TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow: In
OurGhostsAreDifferent:
** "A Psychical Invasion"
**
"The Man Who Found Out", an explorer discovers the long-lost Tablets of the Gods, reputed to explain the true purpose of human existence. Reading their translation causes him to lose the will to live, and the friend who inherits the Tablets destroys the text and has his own memory of reading it erased via hypnosis.Empty House"
** "Running Wolf"



* {{Wendigo}}: "The Wendigo" is an influential early example of modern treatments of the concept.


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* {{Paranormal Investigation}}
* TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow: In "The Man Who Found Out", an explorer discovers the long-lost Tablets of the Gods, reputed to explain the true purpose of human existence. Reading their translation causes him to lose the will to live, and the friend who inherits the Tablets destroys the text and has his own memory of reading it erased via hypnosis.
* {{Wendigo}}: "The Wendigo" is an influential early example of modern treatments of the concept.


* OurVampiresAreDifferent: "The Singular Death of Morton"



* {{Our Vampires are Different}}: "The Singular Death of Morton".

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* {{Our Vampires are Different}}: "The Singular Death of Morton".

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