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The Return

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781848547346

Price: £9.99

ON SALE: 16th August 2012

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Classic Fiction (pre C 1945)

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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.


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