Tongues of Fire and Other Sketches

by Algernon Blackwood
Release date: 1924
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasy, short stories

Blackwood was born in Kent, but spent many years of his life in Canada, then America before he eventually moved back to England. During his childhood he spent some time in the Black Forest of Germany, an experience that he felt greatly later in his life. The "sketches" here are short stories of mystery and the unknown, displaying Blackwood's fertile imagination.


  • Tongues of Fire
  • The Little Beggar
  • Malahide and Forden
  • Playing Catch
  • The Pikestaffe Case
  • Alexander Alexander
  • Lost!
  • The Olive
  • A Continuous Performance
  • The World-Dream of McAllister
  • The Other Woman
  • Picking Fir-Cones
  • The Open Window
  • Petershin and Mr. Snide
  • The Man Who Was Milligan
  • The Falling Glass
  • The Spell of Egypt
  • A Man of Earth
  • The Laughter of Courage
  • S.O.S.
  • Nephele
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