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The Selected Stories

A collection of stories by

A brother and sister, shattered by the horrors of war, find solace in a tender, incestuous 'marriage'. A wife, bored and rancorous, stitches a widow's quilt. An old level-crossing keeper watches over his speechless, disfigured niece. In this magnificent selection of her stories, ranging from 1932 to 1977, Sylvia Townsend Warner casts a compassionate but piercing eye on the oddities of love. There's the joyously farcical story of the mouse and the four-poster bed, the strange fugue of a sad woman and her doppelganger cat, the composer unexpectedly spending an afternoon 'living for others'. And finally, there's the skein of stories reporting on the events of Elfland, precise, witty and strange. Readers who know this author's work will be delighted, while newcomers will find the perfect introduction to a writer of incomparable style and substance.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

November 1988 : USA Hardback

Title: Selected Stories of Sylvia Townsend Warner
Author(s): Sylvia Townsend Warner
ISBN: 0-670-82467-4 / 978-0-670-82467-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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1985 : UK Hardback

Title: Selected Stories
Author(s): Sylvia Townsend Warner, Susanna Pinney, William Maxwell
ISBN: 0-7011-3376-7 / 978-0-7011-3376-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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Paperback Editions

1990 : UK Paperback

Title: Selected Stories (Virago Modern Classics)
Author(s): Sylvia Townsend Warner
ISBN: 1-85381-159-9 / 978-1-85381-159-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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Kindle Editions

December 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition

Title: Selected Stories (Virago Modern Classics Book 383)
Author(s): Sylvia Townsend Warner
Publisher: Virago
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