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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".


* OurGhostsAreDifferent: "A Psychical Invasion"

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* OurGhostsAreDifferent: OurGhostsAreDifferent:
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"A Psychical Invasion"

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* {{Magical Native American}}: "Running Wolf" has one that come back from the dead as a wolf and only the (white) protagonist can grant him release.


**"The Empty House"
**"Running Wolf"



* WriteWhatYouKnow: Many of Blackwood's stories take place in New York (where he lived for a time) or feature various fictional accounts of case investigated by him when he was part of the Psychical Research Society or things he learned from The Hermetical Order of the Golden Dawn when he was part of them.

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* WriteWhatYouKnow: Many of Blackwood's stories take place in New York (where he lived for a time) or feature various fictional accounts of case cases investigated by him when he was part of the Psychical Research Society or things he learned from The Hermetical Order of the Golden Dawn when he was part of them.


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 (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.



* {{Body Horror}}: Happens to the man dragged off by the wendigo.

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* {{Body Horror}}: BodyHorror:
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Happens to the man dragged off by the wendigo.wendigo in "The Wendigo".



* {{Genius Loci}}: The setting of "The Willows"
** The forest around the protagonists house in "The Man Whom the Trees Loved" is implied to be alive.
* {{Our Ghosts are Different}} "A Psychical Invasion"

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* {{Genius Loci}}: GeniusLoci:
**
The setting of "The Willows"
Willows".
** The forest around the protagonists protagonist's house in "The Man Whom the Trees Loved" is implied to be alive.
* {{Our Ghosts are Different}} OurGhostsAreDifferent: "A Psychical Invasion"



* {{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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* {{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 propagandapropaganda.



* {{Real Life Writes The Plot}}: Many of Blackwood's stories take place in New York (where he lived for a time) or feature various fictional accounts of case investigated by him when he was part of the Psychical Research Society or things he learned from The Hermetical Order of the Golden Dawn when he was part of them.



* {{Our Werewolves are Different}}: "The Strange Adventure of a Private Secretary in New York" has an example who behaves similar to a werewolf but never actually transforms.
** The Camp of the Dog"

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* {{Our Werewolves are Different}}: OurWerewolvesAreDifferent:
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"The Strange Adventure of a Private Secretary in New York" has an example who behaves similar to a werewolf but never actually transforms.
** The "The Camp of the Dog"


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* WriteWhatYouKnow: Many of Blackwood's stories take place in New York (where he lived for a time) or feature various fictional accounts of case investigated by him when he was part of the Psychical Research Society or things he learned from The Hermetical Order of the Golden Dawn when he was part of them.


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}}.

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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 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.



* {{Body Horror}}: Happens to the man dragged off by the wendigo

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* {{Body Horror}}: Happens to the man dragged off by the wendigowendigo.



{{The Lost Woods}}

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* {{Real Life Writes The Plot}}: Many of Blackwood's stories take place in New York or feature various fictional accounts of case investigated by him when he was part of the Psychical Research Society or things he learned from The Hermetical Order of the Golden Dawn when he was part of them.

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* {{Real Life Writes The Plot}}: Many of Blackwood's stories take place in New York (where he lived for a time) or feature various fictional accounts of case investigated by him when he was part of the Psychical Research Society or things he learned from The Hermetical Order of the Golden Dawn when he was part of them.



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*{{Body Horror}}: Happens to the man dragged off by the wendigo
**"The Paper Man"



* {{Drugs are Bad}}: In "A Psychical Invasion" they cause a man to get possessed by a ghost.



**The forest around the protagonists house in "The Man Whom the Trees Loved" is implied to be alive.
*{{Our Ghosts are Different}} "A Psychical Invasion"



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

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


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{{The Lost Woods}}


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**The Camp of the Dog"

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