The novelist Algernon Blackwood died at the age of 82. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
English horror and fantasy writer who published his most famous ghost story collection, Incredible Adventures, in 1914. His most famous individual stories include “The Willows” and “The Wendigo”; his novels include The Extra Day and The Promise of Air.
He grew up in Shooter’s Hill, Kent, where his father worked for the local post office.
A strong emotion, especially if experienced for the first time, leaves a vivid memory of the scene where it occurred.
My unworldliness, even at 21, was abnormal. Not only had I never smoked tobacco nor touched alcohol of any description, but I had never yet set foot inside a theatre, or gone to a race course I had never seen, nor held a billiard cue, nor touched a card.
And so with all things: names were vital and important.
It is, alas, chiefly the evil emotions that are able to leave their photographs on surrounding scenes and objects and whoever heard of a place haunted by a noble deed, or of beautiful and lovely ghosts revisiting the glimpses of the moon?
And if thought and emotion can persist in this way so long after the brain that sent them forth has crumpled into dust, how vitally important it must be to control their very birth in the heart, and guard them with the keenest possible restraint.