Known as one of the key figures in the 'weird' horror movement that arose in England and the United States in the early twentieth century, Algernon Blackwood was known for inserting surprising, often sophisticated twists into his tales. The Damned tells the story of a haunted house whose supernatural activity stems from an unlikely source.
"The Damned" (1914) is Algernon Blackwood's haunted house masterpiece, a tale of sheer psychological terror where the haunting is the direct result of the rigid religious views of the house's former tenants. Blackwood delves into the idea that for each person the afterlife is whatever they believe it will be. For a widow of a religious zealot, one who has warped Christian ideas into a form of psychological torture, the afterlife is a place to torment the soul of his posthumous wife. As you explore the torment felt by one women, you may be reminded just how many homes are filled with unknown horrors… for in "The Damned" the afterlife is exactly what you believe it will be.
Book year: 1914
Book language: en
File size: 486.31 KB
File type: pdf
Published: 30 July 2021 - 20:00