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The Croquet Player

(1936)
A novel by

 
 
Something is horribly wrong in the remote English village of Cainsmarsh. An elderly woman stiffens in dread at her own shadow; a terrified farmer murders a scarecrow; food prepared by others is eyed with suspicion; family pets are bludgeoned to death; loving couples are devoured by rage and violence. A spirit-corrupting evil pervades the land, infesting the minds of those who call Cainsmarsh home. Is this vision real or a paranoid fantasy generated by an ever darker, worldwide threat? And is the call to resist the danger itself a danger? These are questions that disturb the calm of an indolent croquet player who happens to hear the tale of the unlucky village.

H. G. Wells's ambiguous story of horror is a modern classic, a prophetic, disturbing glimpse of the primitive distrust and violence that gnaw at the heart of the modern world.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

October 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Croquet Player
Author(s): H G Wells
ISBN: 1-258-92883-3 / 978-1-258-92883-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC
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February 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Croquet Player (LARGE PRINT EDITION)
Author(s): H G Wells
ISBN: 1-169-96163-0 / 978-1-169-96163-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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September 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Croquet Player
Author(s): H G Wells
ISBN: 1-169-08380-3 / 978-1-169-08380-6 (USA edition)
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May 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Croquet Player
Author(s): H G Wells
ISBN: 1-161-66443-2 / 978-1-161-66443-0 (USA edition)
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August 1901 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Croquet Player
Author(s): H G Wells
ISBN: 0-7551-0398-X / 978-0-7551-0398-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: House of Stratus
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October 1979 : UK Hardback
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Title: Croquet Player
Author(s): H G Wells
ISBN: 0-86025-153-5 / 978-0-86025-153-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ian Henry Publications Ltd
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Paperback Editions

October 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Croquet Player: Large Print
Author(s): H G Wells
ISBN: 1-69703-767-4 / 978-1-69703-767-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Independently published
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September 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Croquet Player
Author(s): H G Wells
ISBN: 1-69407-450-1 / 978-1-69407-450-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Independently published
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September 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Croquet Player
Author(s): H G Wells
ISBN: 1-69500-662-3 / 978-1-69500-662-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Independently published
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September 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Croquet Player: Large Print
Author(s): H G Wells
ISBN: 1-69408-655-0 / 978-1-69408-655-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Independently published
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July 2019 : Paperback
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Title: The Croquet Player
Author(s): H G Wells
ISBN: 1-08-596319-5 / 978-1-08-596319-0
Publisher: Independently published
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July 2019 : Paperback
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Title: The Croquet Player: Large Print
Author(s): H G Wells
ISBN: 1-08-596096-X / 978-1-08-596096-0
Publisher: Independently published
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May 2019 : Paperback
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Title: The Croquet Player: Large Print
Author(s): H G Wells
ISBN: 1-07-078012-X / 978-1-07-078012-2
Publisher: Independently published
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April 2019 : Paperback
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Title: The Croquet Player
Author(s): H G Wells
ISBN: 1-09-606621-1 / 978-1-09-606621-7
Publisher: Independently published
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February 2019 : Paperback
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Title: The Croquet Player: Large Print
Author(s): H G Wells
ISBN: 1-79768-792-1 / 978-1-79768-792-6
Publisher: Independently Published
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September 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Croquet Player
Author(s): H G Wells
ISBN: 1-4733-3323-7 / 978-1-4733-3323-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Read Books
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October 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Croquet Player
Author(s): H G Wells
ISBN: 1-4940-0417-8 / 978-1-4940-0417-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC
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September 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Croquet Player
Author(s): H G Wells
ISBN: 1-163-69961-6 / 978-1-163-69961-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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September 2009 : USA Paperback

Title: The Croquet Player (World Cultural Heritage Library)
Author(s): H G Wells
ISBN: 1-4387-9430-4 / 978-1-4387-9430-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Intl Business Pubns USA
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August 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Croquet Player
Author(s): H G Wells
ISBN: 0-548-38669-2 / 978-0-548-38669-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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January 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Croquet Player (Kessinger Publishing's Rare Reprints)
Author(s): H G Wells
ISBN: 1-4191-2734-9 / 978-1-4191-2734-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Pub Co
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October 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Croquet Player (Bison Frontiers of Imagination)
Author(s): H G Wells
ISBN: 0-8032-9842-0 / 978-0-8032-9842-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bison Books
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July 1998 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Croquet Player
Author(s): H G Wells
ISBN: 0-905488-89-X / 978-0-905488-89-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Trent Editions
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Kindle Editions

September 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Croquet Player
Author(s): H G Wells
Publisher: H. G. Wells Library
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October 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Croquet Player (Annotated)
Author(s): H G Wells
Publisher:
Availability: Amazon CA