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The Willows

by Algernon Blackwood

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Set on the snaking, sinuous Danube River, Algernon Blackwood's tale "The Willows" represents a high point in the development of the horror genre — in fact, horror master H.P. Lovecraft regarded it as the best supernatural tale ever written. More thought-provoking than gory or terrifying, "The Willows" is a must-read for fans of classic ghost stories.