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Couching at the Door (1942) [Collection]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Dorothy Kathleen Broster (1877-1950) is best known for her historical novels. But there is a quite different, and much darker, side to her writing, which finds expression in the supernatural and psychological stories she wrote after she had become a highly successful novelist. Some of these (The Window and The Pestering are good examples) these are what we might call straightforward, 'explainable' ghost stories: apparitions or hauntings whose origin is to be found in some violent or unjust action of the past. Others (Couching at the Door, From the Abyss) have little or no explanation, even in supernatural terms. Add to these an elegant reworking of the 'Persephone' myth (The Taste of Pomegranates), the downright bloodthirsty Clairvoyance, and two studies of obsession (The Promised Land, The Pavement), and you have a collection to disturb and unsettle the strongest nerves.

(Synopsis from the 2007 edition)

Contents:

  • Couching at the Door
  • The Pestering
  • From the Abyss
  • Juggernaut
  • The Pavement
  • Clairvoyance *#
  • The Window *#
  • All Souls' Day *
  • The Taste of Pomegranates *#
  • The Pestering *#
  • The Promised Land *#
  • The Pavement *#
  • The Second of September, 1792 *

* 2001 edition
# 2007 edition

Original title: Couching at the Door
Original languages: English

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Edition #1: Couching at the Door

Couching at the Door (2007)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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Couching at the Door (February 2007)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Ware, Herts, U.K.
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781840226072
Dimensions: 5.0 x 7.5 x 0.6
Pages: 192

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Edition #2: Couching at the Door

Couching at the Door (2001)
Edition Details:

Language: English


Edited by: Jack Adrian
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Couching at the Door (2001)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: Ashcroft, British Colombia
Publisher: Ash-Tree Press
ISBN: 155310028X
Pages: 217

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Couching at the Door (1942)
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Language: English

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Couching at the Door (1942)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: London
Publisher: William Heinemann
Pages: 130

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