Of Cats and Elfins

Of Cats and Elfins Short Tales and Fantasies - Handheld Classic

Short stories

Paperback (20 Jan 2020)

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"Sylvia Townsend Warner was one of our finest writers." - Neil Gaiman

Following the success of Kingdoms of Elfin in October 2018, this collection includes the remaining four Elfin stories along with the remarkable forgotten tales of The Cat's Cradle Book, eighty years after its first publication.

The twenty-three stories in Of Cats and Elfins encompass scholarship, black humor, the Gothic, and the bizarrely anthropomorphic cats of The Cat's Cradle Book, which reflect Warner's preoccupation with the dark forces at large in Europe in the later 1930s. Warner mixes fables and myths with storytelling traditions old and new to express her unease with modern society, and its cruelties and injustices.

A new selection of Warner's remaining fantasy short stories, collected for a new generation of fantasy enthusiasts and Warner fans.

Book information

ISBN: 9781912766154
Publisher: Handheld Press
Imprint: Handheld Classics
Pub date:
Edition: Short stories
DEWEY: 823.912
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 226
Weight: 314g
Height: 135mm
Width: 214mm
Spine width: 14mm