Mortal Echoes

Mortal Echoes : Encounters with the End

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A strange figure fortells tragedy on the railway tracks. A plague threatens to encroach upon an isolated castle. The daughter of an eccentric scientist falls victim to a poisonous curse.

The stories in this anthology depict the haunting moment when characters come face-to-face with their own mortality. Spanning two centuries, Mortal Echoes features some of the finest writers in the English language - including Edgar Allan Poe, Graham Greene, May Sinclair and H. G. Wells. Intriguing, unsettling and often strangely amusing, this collection explores humanity's transient existence, and what it means to be alive.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 130 x 190 x 22.86mm | 272.16g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0712352813
  • 9780712352819
  • 92,583

Table of contents

C O N T E N T S
Introduction 7
Strange Event in the Life of Schalken the Painter
Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu 11
The Masque of the Red Death
Edgar Allan Poe 41
Rappaccini’s Daughter
Nathaniel Hawthorne 51
The Signal-Man
Charles Dickens 87
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
Ambrose Bierce (1842–c.1914) 105
The King is Dead, Long Live the King
Mary Elizabeth Coleridge 119
Under the Knife
Herbert George Wells 129
Laura
Hector Hugh Munro (Saki) 147
Where Their Fire is not Quenched
May Sinclair 155
Kecksies
Marjorie Bowen 183
A Little Place off the Edgware Road
Graham Greene 203
Your Tiny Hand is Frozen
Robert Aickman 213
Kiss me Again, Stranger
Daphne du Maurier 243
The School
Donald Barthelme 273
Death by Scrabble
Charlie Fish 279
A Little Place off the Edgware Road
Graham Greene 203
Your Tiny Hand is Frozen
Robert Aickman 213
Kiss me Again, Stranger
Daphne du Maurier 243
The School
Donald Barthelme 273
Death by Scrabble
Charlie Fish 279

 
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About Greg Buzwell

Greg Buzwell is Curator of Contemporary Literary Archives and Manuscripts at the British Library.
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