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by Peter Taylor

eBook Oracle: Stoneleigh Court download ISBN: 0517130815
Author: Peter Taylor
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing (September 24, 1994)
Language: English
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Essays and Correspondence

Peter Matthew Hillsman Taylor was a . Considered to be one of the finest American short story writers, Taylor's fictional milieu is the urban South.

Peter Matthew Hillsman Taylor was a . His characters, usually middle or upper class people, often are living in a time of change and struggle to discover and define their roles in society.

Peter Taylor draws us again into a world that he has made distinctively his own in his fiction, the . The oracle at Stoneleigh Court: stories.

Peter Taylor draws us again into a world that he has made distinctively his own in his fiction, the comfortable society of affluent Tennesseeans - men and women of good character, with a sense of family, of style, and an awareness of the past that has shaped them. Yet for all their rootedness, other forces - often alien - intervene to change the course of fate in these entrancing, often chilling tales. It is often said that Taylor's stories are like small novels, but few recent novels create a world as engaging or complete as the 88-page title story of this collection.

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It's Halloween in Springwood and the place to be is the old Appleby mansion where the lord of the manor is none other than Jack Spyder, himself

It's Halloween in Springwood and the place to be is the old Appleby mansion where the lord of the manor is none other than Jack Spyder, himself.

Taylor uses spiritualism to indicate the essential puzzle of human existence. Even in the tales in which no spirits appear, facts remain in doubt. As Taylor draws psychological portraits of his seemingly ordinary characters, he illuminates their "tantalyzing mysteries" and the dark wellsprings of behavior. Condition: Used - Good Condition Note: Hardcover with dust jacket.

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This spooky element has participated in Taylor's fiction from the first, but before now has simply .

This spooky element has participated in Taylor's fiction from the first, but before now has simply been known as the past. since I do not remember anything, I cannot therefore deny anything'').

PETER TAYLOR is from Tennessee, and has been paying attention to it, one way and another, for almost 80 years. Many of Taylor's Southerners think of themselves as 'the special urban remnants of an old gentry out of another time'. The stories in this new collection keep saying 'of course'. He is a master of the Memphis scene of the Thirties, and of the modern short story; his work is little known in Britain - where he is apt to be spoken of as a friend of the poet Robert Lowell - and is less than prominent, despite honours and awards, in America itself. Sometimes there's no 'of course' about it.

Peter Taylor has concentrated his fiction on examining the lives of Southerners who, if not affluent and respected themselves .

Peter Taylor has concentrated his fiction on examining the lives of Southerners who, if not affluent and respected themselves, have such figures in their family past. His is a special world, restricted more to a social than racial South, focused more often around World War II than the Civil War, but structured nonetheless by the Old South’s values and codes.

The Oracle at Stoneleigh Court, Knopf, 1993. A Woman of Means, Harcourt, 1950; reprinted, Frederic C. Beil, 1983, Picador, 1996. 1986 – PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for The Old Forest and Other Stories.