DAVY JONES'S TALE AND OTHER SUPERNATURAL STORIES. London: Harvill Press, . Octavo, boards. First edition. The author's third collection of short fiction. Six weird and supernatural tales. "Elizabeth Walter makes considerable use of lonely and remote places, where nature imposes its own rules, in order to create the atmosphere for her hauntings. Where nature has already staked its claim, the supernatural cannot be far behind. Thus the rugged coastlines of Cornwall and Wales, lashed by the sea and winds and already hostile, become the settings for reawakened horrors ... If Walter's work must be likened to any classic author, her sense of place gives her an affinity with Algernon Blackwood, but her characterization and skewed perspective of hauntings is closer to the approach of Walter de la Mare." - Mike Ashley in Pringle (ed) St. James Guide to Horror, Ghost & Gothic Writers, p. 620. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, pp. 178-79. Reginald 14834. Page edges lightly spotted, a very good copy in good dust jacket with wear at spine ends and corners. (#158654).
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