Short Stories 1895-1926
(Walter De LA Mare, Giles De LA Mare (Editor)
Graham Greene, a long-standing admirer of Walter de la Mare, once produced a list of his 17 favorite de la Mare short stories as "...one man's choice of what he could not, under any circumstances, spare....Prose unequalled in its richness since the death of James, or, dare one say...Robert Louis Stevenson." For many, Walter de la Mare is as great a writer of fiction as of poetry. Sadly, the majority of his short stories have been unavailable for some time. Now this welcome volume, the first of three, brings together more than 40 stories written between 1895 and 1926, including "The Riddle and Other Stories," "Ding Dong Bell," "The Connoisseur and Other Stories," "Kismet," and 14 previously uncollected pieces. A literary event of major significance.