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The Other Nineteenth Century

Avram Davidson

Tor Books

A New Collection of Long Out-of-Print Stories From One of the Greatest Fantasists of the Twentieth Century

Avram Davidson, who died in 1993, was widely regarded as one of the most outstanding authors of short fantasy fiction in our time. This collection comprises his distinctive historical fantasies-tales of strange Mitteleuropas, of magic in Victorian England and on the American frontier. Here are "The Lineaments of Gratified Desire," "Traveller from an Antique Land," and "What Strange Stars and Skies"; here are dragons, cameras, and "The Singular Incident of the Dog on the Beach." Witty, whimsical, dark, and strange, these tales of times and places that almost were will leave even the most jaded readers amazed. No one has ever written like Avram Davidson, before or since.

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O BRAVE OLD WORLD!All morning long the bells had been ringing, those bells which had been for a while silenced so that the sound of them might instantly signal if enemy troops were to land. But, by common consent and by clerical permission, they now sounded something else entirely. The reddish-gray-haired man looked up from the sheet of parchment, of which he must by now, it seemed, know every letter, so often had he scanned it. Immersed though he was in his text and his thoughts, still he lifted his head at length and spoke.“It sounds as though every church in the city is ringing its bells,”
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“The rediscovery of Avram Davidson is a true resurrection.” —Guy Davenport, Harper’s

“Wonderfully eclectic and literate...A wonderful cross-section of one of the field’s most undeservedly obscure geniuses.” —Publishers Weekly

“Davidson was beyond question one of the unjustly neglected writers of the 20th century, an author of immense talent.” —Gene Wolfe

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  • Avram Davidson

  • Avram Davidson was born in 1923. He won the Hugo Award, the Edgar Award, the Ellery Queen Award, and three World Fantasy Awards. He died in 1993.
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