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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - xuebi - LibraryThing
May Sinclair's body of modernist paranormal fiction is small but worth investigating for its precise and delicate use of language, its uncanny atmosphere and the gothic tension that gradually builds ... Read full review
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This book contains eight short stories and an introduction by Paul March-Russell. The introduction is mostly an analysis of the stories in the book, and would have probably made more sense to me if I ... Read full review
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