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Uncanny Stories (1923) [Collection]
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May Sinclair was an innovator of modern fiction, a late Victorian who was also a precursor to Virginia Woolf. In her Uncanny Stories (1923), Sinclair combines the traditional ghost story with the discoveries of Freud and Einstein. The stories shock, enthral, delight and unsettle.

Two lovers are doomed to repeat their empty affair for the rest of eternity... A female telepath is forced to face the consequences of her actions... The victim of a violent murder has the last laugh on his assailant... An amateur philosopher discovers that there is more to Heaven than meets the eye.

Specially included in this volume is The Intercessor (1911), Sinclair's powerful story of childhood and abandoned love, a tale whose intensity compares with that of the Brontës.


  • Introduction
  • Suggested Further Reading
  • A Note on the Text
  • Where Their Fire is Not Quenched
  • The Token
  • The Flaw in the Crystal
  • The Nature of the Evidence
  • If the Dead Knew
  • The Victim
  • The Finding of the Absolute
  • The Intercessor

Original title: Uncanny Stories
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionHorrorGeneral

The following works are contained within this one:
     Where Their Fire Is Not Quenched (1922) [Short Story]
      Author: May Sinclair

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Uncanny Stories (1923)
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Language: English

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Uncanny Stories (May 2006)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Ware, Herts, U.K.
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 1840224924
Dimensions: 5.0 x 7.6 x 0.6 in
Pages: 216

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Uncanny Stories (1923)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Macmillan
Pages: 362

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Uncanny Stories (1923)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Hutchinson
Pages: 247

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