The Selected Stories of Sylvia Townsend Warner

The Selected Stories of Sylvia Townsend Warner - Virago Modern Classics

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Synopsis

A brother and sister, shattered by the horrors of war, find solace in a tender, incestuous 'marriage'. A wife, bored and rancorous, stitches a widow's quilt. An old level-crossing keeper watches over his speechless, disfigured niece. In this magnificent selection of her stories, ranging from 1932 to 1977, Sylvia Townsend Warner casts a compassionate but piercing eye on the oddities of love. There's the joyously farcical story of the mouse and the four-poster bed, the strange fugue of a sad woman and her doppelganger cat, the composer unexpectedly spending an afternoon 'living for others'. And finally, there's the skein of stories reporting on the events of Elfland, precise, witty and strange. Readers who know this author's work will be delighted, while newcomers will find the perfect introduction to a writer of incomparable style and substance.

Book information

ISBN: 9781405513791
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Imprint: Virago
Pub date:
Edition: Digital Original
DEWEY: 823.912
DEWEY edition: 20
Language: English
Number of pages: 440
Weight: -1g