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Of Cats and Elfins

Short Tales and Fantasies

Sylvia Townsend Warner, Greer Gilman (Introduction by)


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"Sylvia Townsend Warner was one of our finest writers." - Neil Gaiman

Following the success of Kingdoms of Elfin in October 2018, this collection includes the remaining four Elfin stories along with the remarkable forgotten tales of The Cat's Cradle Book, eighty years after its first publication.

The twenty-three stories in Of Cats and Elfins encompass scholarship, black humor, the Gothic, and the bizarrely anthropomorphic cats of The Cat's Cradle Book, which reflect Warner's preoccupation with the dark forces at large in Europe in the later 1930s. Warner mixes fables and myths with storytelling traditions old and new to express her unease with modern society, and its cruelties and injustices.

A new selection of Warner's remaining fantasy short stories, collected for a new generation of fantasy enthusiasts and Warner fans.

Handheld Classics, 9781912766154, 226pp.

Publication Date: January 20, 2020

About the Author

Sylvia Townsend Warner (1893-1978) was one of the great 20th-century feminist modernist novelists, also a poet, a musicologist, and a Communist, and lived for most of her life in Dorset with her lover Valentine Ackland.