Onions, Oliver (George Oliver)
13 November 1873 - 9 April 1961
English artist and writer, primarily of novels and short fiction. Often likened to Walter De La Mare. Is his work mannered Georgian fluff or a trenchant rejection of nascent Modernism? You decide...
"The Beckoning Fair One"
Published in 1911, this work is regarded by some — Algernon Blackwood, H. P. Lovecraft, E. F. Bleiler — as one of the very best classical ghost stories in English.
"The Cigarette Case"
This title is Latin for "here lies," referring to a place of burial.
Long available in an inexpensive Dover Publications edition, Onions' classic collection Widdershins
is, alas, now to be found only in a more expensive hardcover edition....
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