'Twixt Dog and Wolf
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‘Twixt Dog and Wolf
C. F. Keary’s collection of stories and sketches, ’Twixt Dog and Wolf (1901), is one of the rarest and most sought-after volumes in the annals of weird fiction. Collected here are ‘The Message from the God’, a decadent paean to the Great God Pan; ‘Elizabeth’, a tale of witchcraft in medieval Germany that John Buchan called ‘one of the finest witch tales I know’; ‘The Four Students’, a story of black magic and alchemy in the bloody days of the French Reign of Terror; and a series of ten ‘Phantasies’, bizarre and hallucinatory nightmares in prose.
This first-ever reissue includes the unabridged text of the original edition, plus a new introduction and notes by James Machin.
‘A collection of stories … each with an element of the weird, the uncanny, the mystical. Such an element … will always attract readers, and Mr. Keary’s management of it is one of the best I have ever seen.’ – Richard Le Gallienne
‘He writes carefully and exquisitely … in every way admirable.’ – John Buchan
‘A series of short sketches in the weird and macabre . . . excellently done.’ – The Times