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The Empty House, and Other Ghost Stories

Introduction by Ruth Heholt
Published by Flame Tree 451
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About The Book

One of the most famous ghost stories, Blackwood's 'The Empty House' is a classic haunted house tale of terror. Now with a new introduction and biography.

Algernon Blackwood, one of the founding fathers of modern ghost and horror stories, inspired generations of writers from H.P. Lovecraft to Shirley Jackson and our very own Ramsey Campbell. Blackwood's 'The Empty House' is one of the most famous haunted house stories in the English language, with its carefully crafted gathering of tension and dread inference of terrors lurking at the end of every corridor, around every corner, through every half-opened door. This edition includes 'A Haunted Island', 'The Wood of the Dead', 'Skeleton Lake' and several other ghoulish tales.

FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and fantasy to science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic. Each book features a brand new biography and a new glossary of Literary, Gothic and Victorian terms.

About The Author

A master of the weird and influence on authors from H.P. Lovecraft to Ramsey Campbell, Algernon Blackwood (1869–1951) was a prolific writer of the supernatural. After assorted motley jobs, from Canada to New York, he returned to England where he wrote 14 novels, some plays and a multitude of short fiction, such as ‘The Willows’ and ‘The Wendigo’.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Flame Tree 451 (March 15, 2022)
  • Length: 288 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781839648793

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