COLONEL JULIAN AND OTHER STORIES. London: Michael Joseph, . Octavo, original dark blue cloth, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. Fifteen short stories. The prolific Bates was primarily a writer of short stories and in this field he was highly regarded by David Garnett and Graham Greene, among others. His style has been traced to the influence of Conrad (and thus of Henry James) and Stephen Crane, but his subject matter is definitely British, concentrating on the lives and tragedies of rural workers, occasionally touching on the theme of madness. See Kunitz and Haycraft, Twentieth Century Authors, pp. 85-6. NCBEL IV 521. Slight spine lean, else a fine copy in very good dust jacket with short tears at edges, several with small tape mends. (#128190).
"First published / ... / 1951" on copyright page.