Books Should Be Free
Loyal Books
Free Public Domain Audiobooks & eBook Downloads
Search by: Title, Author or Keyword

The Promise of Air   By: (1869-1951)

Book cover

The Promise of Air by Algernon Blackwood is a captivating exploration of human nature and our deep connection to the natural world. Through beautifully crafted prose and vivid descriptions, the author takes readers on a transformative journey into the mystical realm of the air.

The story revolves around the protagonist, a thoughtful and introspective individual named David. In his quest for connection and meaning, David stumbles upon a peculiar secret society that reveres air as a sacred entity. Intrigued by their beliefs and practices, he becomes increasingly drawn into their world, where he discovers the limitless potential and power of the air.

Blackwood's writing style is both poetic and evocative, allowing readers to feel the gentle touch of the air on their skin and imagine the vast expanse it encompasses. His descriptions paint a vivid picture of the atmospheric landscapes, from the ethereal depths of high-altitude clouds to the raw force of a thunderstorm. These vivid depictions create a palpable atmosphere that envelops readers, immersing them in every moment and breath.

One of the elements that truly shines in this novel is the author's exploration of the deep connection between humanity and nature. Blackwood creates a narrative that highlights the importance of harmony and balance, reminding us of the interdependency between humans and the environment. Through the symbolism of air, he encourages us to reflect on our own relationship with nature and the profound impact it has on our lives.

Moreover, the characters within The Promise of Air are multi-dimensional and relatable. David's transformative journey mirrors our own quest for purpose and self-discovery, making him a compelling protagonist. The supporting characters add depth to the narrative, each bringing their unique perspectives and experiences to life.

While the novel provides deep philosophical reflections, it also presents moments of suspense and mystery, keeping readers engaged throughout. Blackwood skillfully weaves together elements of the supernatural and the mundane, blurring the boundaries between reality and imagination. This interplay adds an exciting layer to the narrative, leaving readers questioning what is real and what lies beyond our comprehension.

However, some readers may find the pacing of the story to be slow and methodical. The book delves into intricate details and spiritual introspection, which might not be suited for those seeking a more action-driven plot. Nevertheless, for those willing to embark on this atmospheric journey, the patience is well-rewarded with thought-provoking insights and beautifully crafted prose.

In conclusion, The Promise of Air is a mesmerizing literary masterpiece that challenges our notions of reality and our place in the natural world. Algernon Blackwood invites readers to embrace the ethereal, urging them to look beyond the tangible and discover the mysteries that lie in the air we breathe. This book is a must-read for anyone who appreciates philosophical reflections, captivating storytelling, and the profound beauty of nature.

First Page:




Author of 'The Education of Uncle Paul,' 'A Prisoner in Fairyland,' 'The Centaur,' Etc.

Macmillan and Co., Limited St Martin's Street, London 1918

TO M. S.=K. (1913)


Joseph Wimble was the only son of an analytical chemist, who, having made considerable profits out of an Invisible Sticking Plaster, sent the boy to Charterhouse and Cambridge in the hope that he would turn out a gentleman. When Joseph left Cambridge his father left business, referred to himself as Expert, used a couple of letters after his name, and suggested making the Grand Tour of Europe together as a finishing touch. 'To talk familiarly of Rome and Vienna and Constantinople as though you knew them,' he explained, 'is a useful thing. It helps one with the women, and to be helped by women in life is half the battle.' His ambitions for his son were considerable, including above all a suitable marriage. The abrupt destruction of these ambitions, accordingly, was so bitter a disappointment that he felt justified in giving the lad a nominal sum and mentioning that he had better shift for himself. For Joseph married secretly the daughter of a Norfolk corn chandler, announcing the news to his father upon the very eve of starting for the Grand Tour... Continue reading book >>

eBook Downloads
ePUB eBook
• iBooks for iPhone and iPad
• Nook
• Sony Reader
Kindle eBook
• Mobi file format for Kindle
Read eBook
• Load eBook in browser
Text File eBook
• Computers
• Windows
• Mac

Review this book

Popular Genres
More Genres
Paid Books