Eight Tales

ePUB-file by Walter de la Mare

Eight Tales ePUB ebook download This is a collection of the earliest work Walter de la Mare (1873-1956) produced, only assembled together and published fifteen years after his death. Although he made something of a name for himself in children’s literature and in the genre of ghost stories, these tales of the macabre, penned in his early days, are not scary, nor do they awaken any sort of psychological uncertainty a la Henry James.They are most interesting simply as period pieces that demonstrate the late Victorian impulse of mediocre writers to convey Romanticism through excruciatingly purple prose, and one’s time could be better spent reading elsewhere.Several of the stories offer heavy handed attempts at how imagination might help us confront Death or Old Age (or in one particularly distasteful submission, Abortion.)One thing I did like:the first line in a story entitled “A Mote”:“I awoke from a dream of a gruesome fight with a giant geranium.”

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