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The Story of the Siren

(1920)
A novel by

 
 
E.M. Forster was an English novelist, short-story writer, and essayist who specialized in stories that examined and deconstructed socioeconomic class systems and societal and religious hypocrisy. "The Story of the Siren", taken from Forster's short-story collection The Eternal Moment and Other Stories, first published in 1928, is a short story heavy with metaphor and symbolism.

It centers around two people, a couple, who have both seen a siren deep in the sea. The couple are to be wed and bear a child who will reveal the siren to the world and thus save it. However, a priest plots to quash this prophecy in a dark and shocking way.

"The Story of the Siren" is a fascinating, expertly crafted, and thought-provoking piece of surreal fiction and is an extremely underrated Forster short story.

Genre: Thriller

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Hardback Editions

October 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Story of the Siren
Author(s): E M 1879-1970 Forster
ISBN: 0-342-93707-3 / 978-0-342-93707-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Franklin Classics
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August 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Story of the Siren
Author(s): E M 1879-1970 Forster
ISBN: 1-298-54800-4 / 978-1-298-54800-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Andesite Press
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May 2000 : USA Library Binding

Title: The Story of the Siren (Collected Works of E.M. Forster)
Author(s): E M Forster
ISBN: 0-7426-3110-9 / 978-0-7426-3110-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Classic Books
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Paperback Editions

November 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Story of the Siren
Author(s): E M 1879-1970 Forster
ISBN: 0-344-97396-4 / 978-0-344-97396-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Franklin Classics Trade Press
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January 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Story of the Siren
Author(s): Forster E M (Edward Morgan 1879-1970
ISBN: 1-313-12132-0 / 978-1-313-12132-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: HardPress Publishing
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September 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The story of the siren
Author(s): E M 1879-1970 Forster
ISBN: 1-178-39775-0 / 978-1-178-39775-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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Audio Editions

February 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Story of the Siren
Author(s): E M Forster
Publisher: MuseumAudiobooks.com
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Kindle Editions

January 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Story of the Siren
Author(s): E M Forster
Publisher: iOnlineShopping.com
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