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"The Wedding Party," first published in 1965 (Michael Joseph), is a collection of short stories evoking both the dark and light, and the comedy and tragedy in human nature. Bates employs a deceptive delicateness of touch in his descriptions and character sketches, here mastering the true essentials of the art of the short story; he says much by saying little, what is left ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published 1969 by Penguin (first published 1965)
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Oct 23, 2012 Keith rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: short-stories
Not one of the best collections by Bates, but it does contain one or two really good stories --like the two Uncle Silas tales.
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Herbert Ernest Bates, CBE was widely recognised as one of the finest short story writers of his generation, with more than 20 story collections published in his lifetime. However, it should not be overlooked that he also wrote some outstanding novels, starting with The Two Sisters through to A Moment in Time, with such works as Love For Lydia, Fair Stood the Wind for France and The Scarlet Sword e ...more
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