The Twilight of the Gods, and Other Tales

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Echo Library, Nov 1, 2006 - Fiction - 176 pages
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Best known for his non-fiction and biographies, Richard Garnett published this collection of his short stories in 1888. "The Twilight of the Gods and Other Tales" includes the title story, in which a mortal girl meets Prometheus on a mountain top; "The Demon Pope," in which a Pope makes good on a favor owed to Lucifer, "Alexander the Ratcatcher," in which Alexander the Eighth enlists the aid of a mysterious rat-killer; "The Elixir of Life," in which the sage Aboniel issues a challenge to his seven trusted disciples; "The Philosopher and the Butterflies," in which a scholar holds discourse with insects in the garden; and twenty-three other tales.

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Review: The Twilight of the Gods and Other Tales

User Review  - Lucy - Goodreads

Written in a faux-classical style, this took some reading. Added to the need to have ancient history at your fingertips in order to appreciate the stories, this collection is probably not worth bothering with. Maybe it was more appreciated in an age of greater leisure and better education. Read full review

Review: The Twilight of the Gods and Other Tales

User Review  - Stuart Aken - Goodreads

The age of this book shows in the writing, of course, much of which is convoluted and authorial in voice. But the tales have a fabulous air about them and are entertaining. There is, of course, a ... Read full review

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