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The Man Whom the Trees Loved By Algernon Blackwood,

  • Title: The Man Whom the Trees Loved
  • Author: Algernon Blackwood
  • ISBN: 9781406520767
  • Page: 434
  • Format: Paperback
  • Algernon Henry Blackwood 1869 1951 was an English writer of tales of the supernatural In his late thirties, Blackwood started to write horror stories He was very successful, writing ten books of short stories and appearing on both radio and television to tell them He also wrote fourteen novels and a number of plays, most of which were produced but not published He waAlgernon Henry Blackwood 1869 1951 was an English writer of tales of the supernatural In his late thirties, Blackwood started to write horror stories He was very successful, writing ten books of short stories and appearing on both radio and television to tell them He also wrote fourteen novels and a number of plays, most of which were produced but not published He was an avid lover of nature, and many of his stories reflect this Although Blackwood wrote a number of horror stories, his most typical work seeks less to frighten than to induce a sense of awe Good examples are the novels The Centaur 1911 , which climaxes with a traveller s sight of a herd of the mythical creatures and Julius LeVallon 1916 and its sequel The Bright Messenger 1921 , which deal with reincarnation and the possibility of a new, mystical evolution in human consciousness His best stories, such as those collected in the book Incredible Adventures 1914 , are masterpieces of atmosphere, construction and suggestion.
    The Man Whom the Trees Loved Algernon Henry Blackwood was an English writer of tales of the supernatural In his late thirties Blackwood started to write horror stories He was very successful writing ten books of short

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    1. Algernon Blackwood, according to wiki, was one of the most prolific writers of ghost stories in the history of the genre I don t usually read ghost stories, my imagination is too vivid and I end up spooked than the spooks But the title of this book intrigued me.We first read about Sanderson the painter, but a painter whose special talent is understanding and capturing on canvas the personalities of trees At first I thought Sanderson would be The Man, but he was not He is the catalyst for what h [...]

    2. Of all stories by Algernon Blackwood that I ve read so far, The Man Whom the Trees Loved is my least favorite This is not to say that it s a completely bad one I just didn t enjoy like the ones I read before it.The Man Whom the Trees Loved is a weird tale, which can be seen as an early precursor of the ever popular horror trope of the Killer Plant It s concerned with Sophia and David Bittacy living in a house on the edge of a great forest, in which David develops a deep interest The story is obs [...]

    3. A man who loves nature and his wife, a woman who loves God and her husband, this long married couple living in a house near the edge of the forest in the English countryside What a peaceful sounding life and a wholesome, balanced relationship this scenario brings to mind if only it were so Not in the hands of this short story s author, Algernon Blackwood, known for his gothic and supernatural horror stories This one, written in 1912, was along the lines of psychological horror, or was it It s f [...]

    4. Review from BadelyngeDavid Bittacy and his wife have been happily married for decades Mr Bittacy has another love though He loves nature More specifically he loves trees So when he discovers an artist who paints portraits of trees in a way that captures their individuality their personality even, he decides to invite the artist to stay at his home The two men are kindred spirits, both believing that trees have souls that God is in the trees Over a long night gazing at the trees that encroach his [...]

    5. This author does atmosphere eeriness and melancholy well This story is an example of some of his splendid works Blackwood is a master word user and writes with wonderful prose.There is one painter who has an obsession with the plant world, trees in particular He loves them than just artistically.Does there exist in plants a faint copy of what we know as consciousness in ourselves It seems that he the husband Mr Bittacy the painter of trees an artist does believe so.His wife the main protagonist [...]

    6. One of those that you don t realize is as frightening as it is until you walk outside and the trees are making noises.

    7. The Story Which the Trees Might Love because it is slow enough for them to follow it at their leisure.Like The Wendigo, The Man Whom the Trees Loved is concerned with the unfathomed forces embodied in nature, forces that some men and we do not know whether these are to be pitied or envied are able to perceive and to commune with In this story, Blackwood gives us an elderly couple, whose love seems to have taken on the form of politeness early on, living on the brink of a forest David Bittacy has [...]

    8. T.S Eliot once said that he would show us fear in a handful of dust Blackwood, it seems, was trying to show us fear in a forest of trees It could have worked, I guess Tolkien s Mirkwood forest gave me the creeps The Black Forest of German fairytales has often given me the willies, but here something fell flat If a tree falls in the forest when no one is around does anyone care Perhaps it started with title It sounds like a bad Hallmark film than a scary tale I mean The Willows was not a very cr [...]

    9. Algernon Blackwood explores so many topics that are usually found in occult textbooks it is very rare to see ceremonial magick and metaphysical topics presented in novel format I am completely addicted to Blackwood s novels and stories This book is based on the premise that nature is powerful than man The trees forest lure a man to join them, to become one with them, to become them Of course, the man s wife is scared of the trees, and frightened of the outcome this could be taken literally, or [...]

    10. I am a person who enjoys nature and would think I have a certain connexion to the those of the vegetable kingdom, however, I never before fathomed the intimacies one would have with trees until I read this novel The beauty of the book is how they touched on the fallacies of religion, with the beliefs of Mrs Bittacy contrasting to her husband s love for the forest, and the obviously amorous feelings that they had for him Her faith in God did not seem to protect her from their jealous actions, and [...]

    11. The Willows was a story that kept popping up in my recommendations, and a few weeks ago, I finally downloaded it as a free e book I had initially planned on getting a hard copy, but it was hard to argue with free As I was doing research into the author, though, I noticed a couple of reviews that mentioned another short novel, The Man Whom the Trees Loved, which was supposed to be even effective than The Willows, so I checked its availability, too It was also free So I downloaded them both, and [...]

    12. This story was first published in 1912, over 40 years before Tolkien described to us the lively trees of The Old Forest east of The Shire, or Treebeard and the Ents and Huorns of Fangorn Forest In Algernon Blackwood s tale, an old gentleman living on the edge of The New Forest is turning treeish His wife is helpless to prevent the change and he tries to encourage her to join him on his strange odyssey There is a beautiful old cedar growing on their lawn between the house and the forest, that gua [...]

    13. A masterpiece of horror I ve never read a book successful at sustaining such an atmosphere of menace and gradually building dread Describing the plot, which could be ultimately reduced to evil trees , makes it sound like a comedy But the best horror comes not from making something alien and horrible, but taking the familiar and comfortable and transforming it into the alien and horrible Writing that kind of horror is a near impossible task If you break the readers immersion for an instant they [...]

    14. This is a wonderful and deep meditation upon Nature and human nature I think it would best be absorbed with a leisurely read in a place where you can hear the wind rustle through the tree branches Pause every once in a while and look out at them and wonder.

    15. Algernon had such a way with words No matter how fantastical a story, each feels believable when I m immersed in his writing This was eerie and strange and one of his few stories I have read in which a woman is the protagonist.

    16. Written in 1912 by prolific, English ghost story writer, Algernon Blackwood, this tale draws you in not so much for any obvious oddities or strangeness coming from the forest as much as it is the absolute dread of the unknown as personified by the protagonist s wife We know that David Bittacy has an unusual affinity for the trees, but what we don t know is why and neither does he until it is all made clear to him by his friend, artist poet, Sanderson, Mrs Bittacy s mortal enemy Horror writers li [...]

    17. A simply fantastic peace of work far fetched certainly and a shallow appraisal would be tempting, except that it would be such an awful disservice to the characters and their situation It s been a while since I cared about someone in a short story this much The setting and the circumstances facing them are all at once horrific and beautiful in a way that resonates with my own love for the outdoors, because it allows me to get it Devotion is not exlusive, and one can be found through another.

    18. A good, creepy read The wife in this book is characterized as a nagging, weak tempered Christian, superstitious and just down right stupid Wondering about the misogynistic views that may or may not be running rampant through this book Seems like they are not only running but banging on a gigantic tin drum Algernon has something going on here in his division of the sexes However, in the nature of its gesture which is to be scary, The Man Whom the Trees loved is a satisfying scare.

    19. This story can be found at fullbooks The Man Whom.This is a well written word picture story about how something you love can get the better of you and take over your life and strain the relationships that you have with other people This is the first story that I have read by Algernon Blackwood and normally I do not like horror stories, I liked this one and will try other stories by him.

    20. It was really sexist and thus lost a star Even considering the time frame the rampant gender classifications and degradation of the female mind became overwhelming.

    21. This is a deeply flawed, awkwardly paced story with a rich and disturbing vein of sexism that I m sure other irritated, enlightened twenty first century reviewers have taken to task already Far be it from me to mirror the thoughts of others like many women What I want to talk about is how exquisite The Man Whom the Trees Loved is in spite of these faults It begins magically He painted trees as by some special divining instinct of their essential qualities He understood them.These sentences descr [...]

    22. I m not entirely certain how to describe this book It is neither plot driven or character driven but almost atmosphere driven It is quite slow paced, in fact almost nothing happens in it And it is made difficult to describe by the fact that it is about a vague and invisible consciousness or force.I was initially drawn in by the prose, which is beautiful, and by a sense of the eerie and surreal I think that it may be classified as psychological horror, but it seems to defy that definition by a s [...]

    23. I looked at this story from a different perspective than most of the other reviewers I thought that this story was less about the general creepiness of trees and about the wife going slowly insane I began reading it as this about halfway through, and there is nothing that happens in the story that could not be attributed to the wife s mind suffering some kind of mental degradation If that is indeed how Blackwood intended this story, then it is a masterpiece.

    24. There s an aspect of this story, where you might want to call it a psychological thriller until you realize that the antagonists are trees It s one part hippie fantasy and one part pantheistic trash, and in the end, you re just glad you ve reached the end.

    25. it s easy to read the naggy christian wife as an indication that this is about a man s latent queer sexuality manifesting itself for the first time, but, eschewing all things freud y, for me I think it s really just about the trees blackwood s prose personifies with reckless abandon, steadily morphing the familiar into the alien this read doesn t make the sexism condescension go away, but I appreciate that, by the plot s necessity, the reader is specifically put into the woman s position of hope [...]

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