Algernon Blackwood (1869-1951) led a
rich and varied life. Storyteller, mystic, adventurer, and radio and television
personality, he is best remembered for his two superlative horror stories, "The
Willows" and "The Wendigo." But in his lifetime he wrote over 150 stories, at
least a dozen novels, two plays, and quite a few children's books as well. By
the time of his death, he had become one of the greatest writers of
supernatural fiction in the twentieth century.
Another camper tale, this time set in the Canadian wilderness. A hunting party separates to track moose, and one member is abducted by the Wendigo of legend. Robert Aickman regarded this as "one of the (possibly) six great masterpieces in the field". (Int...[SEE MORE]