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Memoirs of a Midget
     

Memoirs of a Midget

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by Walter de la Mare
 

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“One of the strangest and most enchanting works of fiction ever written.”—Alison Lurie

Miss M., a pretty young woman with a passion for shells, fossils, flints, butterflies, and stuffed animals, remains isolated from the rest of society due to her diminutive size. Forced to make her own way in the world after the death of her father, she finds

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“One of the strangest and most enchanting works of fiction ever written.”—Alison Lurie

Miss M., a pretty young woman with a passion for shells, fossils, flints, butterflies, and stuffed animals, remains isolated from the rest of society due to her diminutive size. Forced to make her own way in the world after the death of her father, she finds herself treated as little more than an entertaining curiosity.

Walter de la Mare (1873–1956) was one of the leading poets and novelists of the twentieth century. First published in 1921, Memoirs of a Midget won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction.

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ISBN-13:
9781846590665
Publisher:
Telegram Books
Publication date:
11/01/2009
Pages:
528
Sales rank:
1,305,884
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.50(d)

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Walter de la Mare (1873-1956) was one of the leading poets and novelists of the twentieth century.. He was an anthologist of genius and an outstanding literary critic, reviewing for the TLS for over a decade. First published in 1921, Memoirs of a Midget won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction.

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Memoirs of a Midget 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quite entertaining. Like reading Jane Austen or Thomas Hardy. Each word is like a morsel for the imagination.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago