Uncanny Stories

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Wordsworth Editions, 2006 - Ghost stories, English - 216 pages
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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 Brontės.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
22
The Token
47
The Nature of the Evidence
113
The Victim
141
The Finding of the Absolute
161
The Intercessor
177
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May Sinclair (1863-1946), poet, translator, critic, fiction writer, woman's suffrage advocate, and co-founder of a pioneering psychoanalytic clinic, was one of the most popular female British novelists of the early twentieth century. Her twenty-four novels include "Mary Olivier: A Life and The Three Sisters.
Francine Prose's most recent book is "The Lives of the Muses: Nine Women & the Artists They Inspired. A contributing editor at "Harper's, she is the author of ten books of fiction, including "Blue Angel, a 2000 National Book Award finalist.

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