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Book Information: Croquet Player, the

Croquet Player, the (1936) [Novel]
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Something is horribly wrong in the remote English village of Cainsmarsh. An elderly woman stiffens in dread at her own shadow; a terrified farmer murders a scarecrow; food prepared by others is eyed with suspicion; family pets are bludgeoned to death; loving couples are devoured by rage and violence. A spirit-corrupting evil pervades the land, infesting the minds of those who call Cainsmarsh home. Is this vision real, or a paranoid fantasy generated by an even darker, worldwide threat? And is the call to resist the danger itself a danger? These are questions that disturb the calm of an indolent croquet player who happens to hear the tale of the unlucky village.

H. G. Wells’s ambiguous story of horror is a modern classic, a prophetic, disturbing glimpse of the primitive distrust and violence that gnaw at the heart of the modern world.

Original title: The Croquet Player
Original languages: English

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Edition #1: The Croquet Player

The Croquet Player (1936)
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Language: English

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Manifested in:

The Croquet Player (2004)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Lincoln, NE
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803298422
Pages: 109
Notes: Afterword by John Huntington

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