The Complete Tales of Dulditch
by Mary E. Mann
Foreword by D.J.Taylor. Introduction by Patience Tomlinson.
Thirty-two sparely written stories of Dulditch (based on Shropham, Norfolk) at the turn of the nineteenth century, reprinted together for the first time. Two earlier reprints contained different, but overlapping, selections of the stories. This volume contains all of these plus ten others gleaned from other Mary Mann collections.
Patience Tomlinson says: ‘Each one of them is like a perfect one-act play, a small masterpiece of both tragedy and comedy.
Adrian Bell said: ‘The people are more real to me than Hardy’s.’
D. J. Taylor says: ‘In her chosen form she is one of the greatest talents of the late-Victorian age. This is a substantial claim, but I have never met anybody compelled to read Little Brother, Wolf Charlie or Dora o’ the Ringolets’ who didn’t share it.’
ISBN 978 1 904006 43 5
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