THE CROQUET PLAYER by H. G. Wells

THE CROQUET PLAYER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The Wells name will help sell it -- and minus the Wells name, it might get a hand as an adroit and well sustained horror story of the creeping terror of the primitive forces in mankind. Taken as a story, it goes down better than when viewed as a moral lesson. The ""frame"" now and again confusion what he is trying to do, but the whole is so brief -- scarcely more than a ""long-short"" -- that one speeds through to the finale, which is something in the way of an anti-climax. Probably intentionally so.

Pub Date: Feb. 23rd, 1937
ISBN: 0548386692
Publisher: Viking