Incredible Adventures

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Macmillan, 1914 - 366 pages
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Ghost stories (without any ghosts) religious fervour, spiritualism, acrophilia, passion, mystery and an uncanny weirdness set these tales apart, from anything I have read before. Algernon Blackwood ... Read full review

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Page 136 - ... for a weekend visit; arriving late on Saturday, we had left after an early breakfast on Monday morning. Ascribing my sister's dislike to a natural jealousy at losing her old friend, I said merely that he displeased me. Yet we both knew that the real emotion lay much deeper. Frances, loyal, honorable creature, had kept silence; and beyond saying that house and grounds — he altered one and laid out the other — distressed her as an expression of his personality somehow ('distressed' was the...
Page 373 - ... frowning (perhaps weeping), angry, perplexed, exalted, afraid. The bits of stories in Here are Ladies, the sketches, essays, snapshots, call them what you will, will leave him for the most part happy and hungry — for more.
Page 373 - Will give many honest English men and women delight of a kind very few novelists give them to-day." Daily News and Leader. — " Mary is surely one of the most gracious figures of girlhood in modern fiction. She is made out of music and flowers. ... A wholly delightful and buoyant book.
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Page 367 - UNCLE PAUL" WROTE.) By ALGERNON BLACKWOOD. Extra crown 8vo. 6s. Globe. — "A story in many ways the most beautiful of all Mr. Blackwood's remarkable achievements, and one which leaves behind it a bright, ineffaceable memory, and a desire to acquire something of its joyousness." Westminster Gazette. — "A book which every lover of Mr. Blackwood's unique work will hail with enthusiasm and close with satisfaction.
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Page 375 - A fine story, grave and gay by turns, and always interesting." The Times. — "What lends a special flavour and character to the tale is its continual variety. ... A tale which will appeal alike to the manhood in almost any boy and to the spirit of boyhood persistent in most men.
Page 375 - Mr. Harrison supplies full measure of adventures, both serious and comic, deftly intermingled, and he introduces to us a variegated crowd of most life-like and interesting personages who play vivid parts in a vivid and convincing manner. . . . We congratulate the author on an excellent and stirring tale of a most interesting epoch.
Page 316 - For centuries vast multitudes, led by their royal priests, had uttered this very form and ritual — believed it, lived it, felt it. The rising of the sun remained its climax. Its spiritual power still clung to the great ruined symbols. The faith of a buried civilisation had burned back into the present and into our hearts as well.
Page 137 - Yet, in spite of this true sympathy with suffering and his desire to help, he was narrow as a telegraph wire and unbending as a church pillar ; he was intensely selfish ; intolerant as an officer of the Inquisition, his bourgeois soul constructed a revolting scheme of heaven that was reproduced in miniature in all he did and planned.

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