Thursday, 31 December 2009

New Arrival

Uncanny Stories by May Sinclair

This book arrived today. I bought it from bookdepository.co.uk. I bought five books at the same time, but this was the first to arrive. I'm quite looking forward to this one. I love a good spooky story.

Synopsis from back cover: May Sinclair was an innovator of modern fiction, a late Victorian who was also a precursor to Virginia Woolf. In her Uncanny Stories (1923), Sinclair combines the traditional ghost story with the discoveries of Freud and Einstein. The stories shock, enthral, delight and unsettle.
Two lovers are doomed to repeat their empty affair for the rest of eternity... A female telepath is forced to face the consequences of her actions... The victim of a violent murder has the last laugh on his assailant... An amateur philosopher discovers that there is more to Heaven than meets the eye.
Specially included in this volume is 'The Intercessor' (1911), Sinclair's powerful story of childhood and abandoned love, a tale whose intensity compares with that of the Bront√ęs.

3 comments:

  1. I will have to try this author. Thank you for the wonderful review!

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  2. This sounds very intriguing, very enticing review.

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  3. Sounds interesting. I would never have heard of it!

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