THE FATAL MOVE AND OTHER STORIES. Conall Cearnach, F. W. O'Connell.

THE FATAL MOVE AND OTHER STORIES. Dublin: M. H. Gill and Son, Ltd., 1924. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-96, original blue boards, front panel stamped in black. First edition. Collection of six short stories. The title story is a conte cruel involving a romantic triangle, a game of chess, and electrocution. The next three are supernatural tales with medical and antiquarian backgrounds. The fifth is a detective story with an antiquarian and occult setting and a rationalized ending. The last is a humorous of tale of a future, Sovietized Britain. Pleasantly written stories, showing evident knowledge of medical, academic and Eastern milieus, but without much dramatic punch. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 49. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). A fine copy in very good pictorial dust jacket with light wear at spine ends and corner tips. An uncommon and obscure title. (#149508).

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