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The Croquet Player

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The Croquet Player

by Wells, H.G

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Wells, H.G. The Croquet Player, A Dark Fantasy. Copyright 1937 H.G. Wells FIRST AMERICAN EDITION , THE VIKING PRESS. Used. VG/G Price-clipped DJ. Gray boards with Clifton Line Drawing on center front board. Boards are in nice shape. Printed in the US by the Haddon Craftsmen. By the author of 'War of the Worlds' and 'The Time Machine'. Illustrations by British artist Clifton Line. Plot Summary: "Something is horribly wrong in the remote English village of Cainsmarsh. Georgie, a gentleman with 'soft hands and an ineffective will,' is dependent on his wealthy aunt, Miss Frobisher. He is 'refreshingly unimaginative'. Croquet is his and his aunt's ,especial gift and he and his aunt play often as they 'move about a lot.' 'While relaxing one summer day on a terrace at Les Noupets in Normandy, Georgie strikes up a conversation with an English doctor named Dr. Finchatton, who tells him his life story. It seems The good Doctor feels that time is a bit out of kilter in the quiet English district of Cainsmarsh, nudged by some malign influence associated with the evil influence of grisly ghosts of a tribe of cave men whose graves have been defiled by local archaeologists and naturalists."

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Wells, H.G. The Croquet Player, A Dark Fantasy. Copyright 1937 H.G. Wells FIRST AMERICAN EDITION , THE VIKING PRESS. Used. Printed in the US by the Haddon Craftsmen. By the author of 'War of the Worlds' and 'The Time Machine'. Illustrations by British artist Clifton Line. Plot Summary : "Something is horribly wrong in the remote English village of Cainsmarsh. Georgie, a gentleman with 'soft hands and an ineffective will,' is dependent on his wealthy aunt, Miss Frobisher. He is 'refreshingly unimaginative'. Croquet is his and his aunt's ,especial gift and he and his aunt play often as they 'move about a lot.' 'While relaxing one summer day on a terrace at Les Noupets in Normandy, Georgie strikes up a conversation with an English doctor named Dr. Finchatton, who tells him his life story. It seems The good Doctor feels that time is a bit out of kilter in the quiet English district of Cainsmarsh, nudged by some malign influence associated with the evil influence of grisly ghosts of a tribe of cave men whose graves have been defiled by local archaeologists and naturalists."

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Bookseller
Mary Riversong Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
733WellsCroquet
Title
The Croquet Player
Author
Wells, H.G
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket Condition
Good
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First American Edition
Publisher
The Viking Press
Place of Publication
NY
Date Published
1937
Pages
98
Size
5 1/4 X 8 1/2
Weight
0.00 lbs
Keywords
Horror, Time Travel, Anthropology, Archaeology, Occult, Paranormal, Science Fiction, Evolution, Evolved, Civilization, Anglophilia, War of the Worlds, Cainsmarsh, Mystery, Ghosts, Cavemen, Neanderthal, Dr. Finchatton, Evil, Malign, Naturalist, Cainsmarsh,
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For Sale; Mystery; Anglophilia; Science Fiction; Archaeology; Fantasy; Nature; Social Sciences; Anthropology; PSYCHOLOGY; Dust Jacket; Folk Lore; Mythology; Detective Fiction; History of England; 20th Century Literature;

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