FANCIES AND GOODNIGHTS by John Collier

FANCIES AND GOODNIGHTS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Preponderantly from the New Yorker, these haunted lullabies and sanguine whimsies which range from the civilized horror of Saki to extravagant parody, display an affectionate familiarity with evil, sharpen drama with irony. Here is a half world of spirits and devils; philters and potions; madman and murderers -- and analysts; animals with human powers and inhuman instincts; a young man's obsession with a mannequin and a child's possession by the devil; a cannibal orchid; and more than one husband- disposing of his wife. This is an omnibus collection, in which the best from two previous volumes, along with seventeen new stories, have been chosen. And for an afficianado audience, the expert invention and execution as before.

Pub Date: Nov. 15th, 1951
ISBN: 1590170512
Publisher: Doubleday