The Croquet Player

The Croquet Player - Bison Frontiers of Imagination

Paperback (01 Oct 2004) | English

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Synopsis

Something is horribly wrong in the remote English village of Cainsmarsh. An elderly woman stiffens in dread at her own shadow; a terrified farmer murders a scarecrow; food prepared by others is eyed with suspicion; family pets are bludgeoned to death; loving couples are devoured by rage and violence. A spirit-corrupting evil pervades the land, infesting the minds of those who call Cainsmarsh home. Is this vision real, or a paranoid fantasy generated by an even darker, worldwide threat? And is the call to resist the danger itself a danger? These are questions that disturb the calm of an indolent croquet player who happens to hear the tale of the unlucky village.
H. G. Wells's ambiguous story of horror is a modern classic, a prophetic, disturbing glimpse of the primitive distrust and violence that gnaw at the heart of the modern world.

Book information

ISBN: 9780803298422
Publisher: UNP - Bison Books
Imprint: Bison Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 823.912
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 109
Weight: 113g
Height: 206mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 6mm