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The Return

Walter De La Mare

1 Reviews

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Fiction, Classic fiction (pre c 1945), Classic horror & ghost stories

A darkly thrilling supernatural tale, considered to be one of Walter de la Mare's finest occult stories.

How would your wife react if you came home with the face of someone else? How would you continue to look at your own life? What would you do?

Considered one of Walter de la Mare's finest occult stories, this darkly thrilling tale tells the story of Lawford, a dull suburban man who accidentally falls asleep on a grave and wakes up possessed by the spirit - and face - of somebody else. Denounced by his family and friends as an impostor, Lawford's struggle to free himself of this possession leaves him a thoroughly changed man.

Gripping and poignant, THE RETURN encompasses domestic trauma, unrequited love and philosophical reflection.

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Praise for The Return

  • Gothic horror stories exert a nice, creepy fascination and de la Mare's 1910 occult tale doesn't disappoint . . . packed with spooky descrption - this novel sends many chilly little shivers up your spine - Daily Mail

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