"Here is a great book." -- New York Times Book Review
"It seems to me a perfect, utterly original novel, and no one but a poet could have written it." -- Angela Carter, author, The Bloody Chamber
"One of the strangest and most enchanting works of fiction ever written." -- Alison Lurie, from her foreword
"Sentences, pages, whole chapters cause us to catch our breath." -- The Atlantic Monthly
"de la Mare's masterpiece . . . It acts upon the reader like a ghostly visitation, at once unsettling and revelatory." -- Washington Post
About the Author
Walter de la Mare (1873-1956) wrote numerous novels, short stories, essays, and poems. He was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Memoirs of a Midget. Other major works include the children's novel, The Three Royal Monkeys, Henry Broken, and The Return.