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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 
by Robert Louis Stevenson
The House on the Borderland 
by William Hope Hodgson 
The Willows 
by Algernon Blackwood
...has inspired analysis from a multiplicity of points-of-view, variously lauding it as a classic case study of good and evil, an examination of 19th century morals and psychological states, an inquiry into the essence of personality, personality disorder, and the nature of addiction. Of the work Stevenson himself said: I send you herewith a Gothic gnome, interesting I think, and he came out of a deep mine, where he guards the fountain of tears. And elsewhere: Jekyll is a dreadful thing, I own, but the only thing I feel dreadful about is this damned old business of the war in the members. This time it came out; I hope it will stay in, in future.

A novel of supernatural horror penned by British fantasist William Hope Hodgson, read by Wayne June. 
This classic novel is heralded as the turning point between gothic supernatural fiction of the late 19th century and modern horror fiction. 
Hodgson's more scientific/cosmic horror had a profound influence in the development of weird tales of the middle of the 20th century as evidenced by the fact that noted American horror writer H. P. Lovecraft lists Hodgson among his greatest influences
The Willows is one of Algernon Blackwood's best known short stories. American horror author H.P. Lovecraft considered it to be the finest supernatural tale in English literature. The Willows is an example of early modern horror and is connected with the literary tradition of weird fiction.




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weird adjective, weird·er, weird·est, noun adjective involving or suggesting the supernatural; unearthly or uncanny; fantastic; bizarre. Origin: before 900; (noun) Middle English (northern form of wird ), Old English wyrd; akin to worth 2 ; (adj.) Middle English, orig. attributive noun in phrase werde sisters the Fates (popularized as appellation of the witches in Macbeth ) Related forms weird·ly, adverb weird·ness, noun Synonyms 1. unnatural, preternatural. weird, eerie, unearthly, uncanny refer to that which is mysterious and apparently outside natural law. Weird refers to that which is suggestive of the fateful intervention of supernatural influences in human affairs: the weird adventures of a group lost in the jungle. Eerie refers to that which, by suggesting the ghostly, makes one's flesh creep: an eerie moaning from a deserted house. Unearthly refers to that which seems by its nature to belong to another world: an unearthly light that preceded the storm. Uncanny refers to that which is mysterious because of its apparent defiance of the laws established by experience: an uncanny ability to recall numbers.