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The Ape, the Idiot & Other People

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CONTENTS:
The Resurrection of Little Wang Tai
The Hero of the Plague
His Unconquerable Enemy
The Permanent Stiletto
Over an Absinthe Bottle
The Inmate of the Dungeon
A Game of Honor
Treacherous Velasco
An Uncommon View of It
A Story Told by the Sea
The Monster-Maker
An Original Revenge
Two Singular Men
The Faithful Amulet

excerpt from Over an Absinthe Bottle

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Kindle Edition, 143 pages
Published (first published 1897)
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Jul 30, 2011 Isidore rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Morrow has always had enthusiasts, but not many readers. His work somewhat resembles that of his friend Ambrose Bierce, in that horror and irony are its main components, but some of Morrow's ideas are bizarre--one might say sadistic-- even by Bierceian standards. Not all the stories in this 1910 collection are first-class, but some are truly unforgettable. There are several versions of it circulating from different "print-on-demand" publishers, but this one, prepared by Kevin Sweeney, is surely ...more
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Sep 11, 2010 Ben rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Strange tales of unfortunate fates and nasty individuals (or nasty fates and unfortunate individuals). These are quick and often slyly cynical stories that occasionally frighten, but almost always give a nice jolt of vintage weirdness. For fans of Bierce.
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