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The Return By Walter De La Mare

The Return

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A darkly thrilling supernatural tale, considered to be one of Walter de la Mare's finest occult stories.

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The Return by Walter De La Mare

How would your wife react if you came home with the face of someone else? How would you continue to look at your own life? What would you do?

Considered one of Walter de la Mare's finest occult stories, this darkly thrilling tale tells the story of Lawford, a dull suburban man who accidentally falls asleep on a grave and wakes up possessed by the spirit - and face - of somebody else. Denounced by his family and friends as an impostor, Lawford's struggle to free himself of this possession leaves him a thoroughly changed man.

Gripping and poignant, THE RETURN encompasses domestic trauma, unrequited love and philosophical reflection.

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'Gothic horror stories exert a nice, creepy fascination and de la Mare's 1910 occult tale doesn't disappoint . . . packed with spooky descrption - this novel sends many chilly little shivers up your spine' * Daily Mail *

About Walter De La Mare

Walter de la Mare (1873 -1956) was an English poet, short story writer and novelist, probably best remembered for his works for children and the poem THE LISTENERS. He was also a significant writer of subtle psychological horror and ghost stories.

His novel MEMOIRS OF A MIDGET won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction in 1921. He was made a Companion of Honour in 1948 and received the Order of Merit in 1953.

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The Return by Walter De La Mare
Walter De La Mare
Used - Very Good
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.