Memoirs of a Midget

By Walter de La Mare
(Telegram, Paperback, 9781846590665, 528pp.)

Publication Date: November 2009

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"One of the strangest and most enchanting works of fiction ever written."--Alison Lurie

Miss M., a pretty young woman with a passion for shells, fossils, flints, butterflies, and stuffed animals, remains isolated from the rest of society due to her diminutive size. Forced to make her own way in the world after the death of her father, she finds herself treated as little more than an entertaining curiosity.

Walter de la Mare (1873-1956) was one of the leading poets and novelists of the twentieth century. First published in 1921, "Memoirs of a Midget" won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction.




About the Author
Walter de la Mare (1873-1956) was born in Charlton, Kent. In 1890, aged sixteen, he began work in the statistics department of the London office of Anglo-American Oil. In 1907 he published his first collection of poems under the pseudonym Walter Ramal, but he soon established a wide popular reputation in his own name as a leading poet of the Georgian period with volumes like "The Listeners" (1912), "Motley" (1918) and "The Veil" (1921). He also wrote poetry and short stories for younger readers; "Peacock Pie" (1913), a collection of poems for children, is now considered a twentieth-century classic.Walter de la Mare (1873-1956) was born in Charlton, Kent. In 1890, aged sixteen, he began work in the statistics department of the London office of Anglo-American Oil. In 1907 he published his first collection of poems under the pseudonym Walter Ramal, but he soon established a wide popular reputation in his own name as a leading poet of the Georgian period with volumes like "The Listeners" (1912), "Motley" (1918) and "The Veil" (1921). He also wrote poetry and short stories for younger readers; "Peacock Pie" (1913), a collection of poems for children, is now considered a twentieth-century classic.
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