Dead Drunk

Dead Drunk Tales of Intoxication and Demon Drinks - British Library Tales of the Weird

Short stories

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Publisher's Synopsis

Suddenly he tripped and fell his length over a prostrate body... he marvelled that so rough an impact should not have kicked a groan out of the drunkard...

With a stiff measure of the supernatural, a dram of melodrama and a chaser of the cautionary kind, tales of drink and drunkenness can be found in a well- stocked cabinet of Victorian and early twentieth-century fiction, reflecting an anxiety about the impact of alcohol and intoxicants in society, as well as an acknowledgment of their influence on humans' perception of reality.

Featuring drink-fueled classics such as Robert Louis Stevenson's 'The Body Snatcher' alongside obscurities from periodicals such as Blackwood's Magazine, this new collection offers a (somewhat poisoned) chalice of dark and stormy short fiction, brimming with the weird, the grotesque, the entertaining and the outlandish.

Book information

ISBN: 9780712354097
Publisher: British Library Publishing
Imprint: British Library Publishing
Pub date:
Edition: Short stories
DEWEY: 808.838738
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 235g
Height: 129mm
Width: 190mm
Spine width: 22mm