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BILL Well, anyway, I won't let any more of them passengers go jumping into trains any more, not when they're moving, I won't. When the train gets in, doors shut. That's the rule. And they'll 'ave to abide by it.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by Kessinger Publishing (first published 1921)
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Lord Dunsany. That's it. No more reasons needed.
Nah, let's be bold. This is one of the most famous plays by Lord Dunsany (and maybe the longest, also). It has all the elements you could expect from him: humour, some really gullible-adorable characters and that bit of magic and tragedy that makes you wonder and continue reading no-matter-what-infernal-noise-your-neighbours-are-making. Although it is true that time travelling is nothing new right now, and that the plot is quite predictable given t
Jul 25, 2008 John rated it it was ok
Shelves: sf-fantasy, theater, irish
If is an exotic and somewhat ham-handed wish fulfillment time travel story written as a play. A standard issue late 19th century British middle class family man receives a gem from a Persian beggar that allows him to go back in time. Despite protests from his wife he uses it to return to a time when he suffered a minor slight from a railroad attendant, thinking his life would proceed quite the same as it did the first time once this slight is corrected. Of course, he ends up in Persia, worshippe ...more
Jan 27, 2012 Kimi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was quite different from what I expected. It's an interesting time-travel story, I would be curious to see it performed as a play.
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Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany was an Anglo-Irish writer and dramatist, notable for his work in fantasy published under the name Lord Dunsany. More than eighty books of his work were published, and his oeuvre includes hundreds of short stories, as well as successful plays, novels and essays. Born to one of the oldest titles in the Irish peerage, he lived much of his life ...more
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