The Beleagured City: and Other Tales of the Seen and the Unseen

The Beleagured City: and Other Tales of the Seen and the Unseen

by Margaret Oliphant, Jenni Daiches

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Overview

A prolific writer with many novels to her name, Margaret Oliphant could produce her few supernatural tales 'only when they came to me'. And they came with the twilight uncertainties and the philosophical depth of 'The Library Window', or with the extraordinary vision of purgatory imagined as modern city life mixed with metaphysical terror in 'The Land of Darkness' or in A Beleaguered City , her extraordinary short novel of the returning dead.

Like the old Scottish ballads where the dead and the living rub shoulders, these remarkable tales are among Oliphant's finest work, mixing the subtlety of Henry James with the uncanny strangeness of George MacDonald or David Lindsay.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781841950600
Publisher: Canongate Books
Publication date: 09/01/2009
Series: Canongate Classics
Edition description: Main ed.
Pages: 420
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Margaret Oliphant (1828-1897) is best known as the author of nearly one hundred novels including Hester , but also wrote short stories and biographies.

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