Desirable Residences and Other Stories

Desirable Residences and Other Stories

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Including newly discovered tales featuring Miss Mapp and Dodo, this volume contains 27 Benson short stories, all but two of which have never before appeared in book form. This book is intended for general; fans of E. F. Benson; those interested in fiction of this period. Lovers of short story anthologies.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 292 pages
  • 127 x 193.04 x 20.32mm | 226.8g
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0192829777
  • 9780192829771

About E. F. Benson

About the Author: E.F. Benson was an extremely prolific and popular novelist, whose works include Dodo and Queen Lucia, and various volumes of reminiscence. About the Editor: Jack Adrian is the author of several thrillers, and war and science fiction novels. He is an authority on 20th-century popular and genre fiction, and has compiled a number of anthologies and single-author collections.
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Table of contents

Part 1 The diversions of Amy Bondham: "Entomology"; "The Peerage Cure"; "When Greek Meets Greek"; "Doggies". Part 2 Crank stories: "The Case of Bertram Porter"; "Philip's Safety Razor"; "The Hapless Bachelors"; "Dicky's Pain". Part 3 Society stories: :"The Bridge Fiend"; "The Drawing-Room Bureau"; "Music"; "Aunts and Pianos"; "The Guardian Angel"; "The Queen of the Spa"; "Desirable Residences". Part 4 Cruel stories: "The Puce Silk"; "The Godmother"; "A Breath of Scandal"; "To Account Rendered". Part 5 Odd stories: "The Superannuation Department, AD 1945"; "The Satyr's Sandals"; "The Disappearance of Jacob Conifer". Part 6 Spook stories: "Number 12"; "The Top Landing"; "Sea Mist".
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