Memoirs of A Midget

Memoirs of A Midget

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Perseus Publishing

“One of the strangest and most enchanting works of fiction ever written.”—Alison Lurie

Miss M., a pretty young woman with a passion for shells, fossils, flints, butterflies, and stuffed animals, remains isolated from the rest of society due to her diminutive size. Forced to make her own way in the world after the death of her father, she finds herself treated as little more than an entertaining curiosity.

Walter de la Mare (1873–1956) was one of the leading poets and novelists of the twentieth century. First published in 1921, Memoirs of a Midget won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction.

An elegiac study of isolation, Walter de la Mare's prize-winning classic seduces by its gentle charm and elegant prose.

Miss M., a pretty and diminutive young woman with a passion for shells, fossils, flints, butterflies and stuffed animals, struggles to deal with her isolation from the rest of society due to her extraordinarily small size. When her father dies, she must make her own way in a world that treats her as an entertaining curiosity.

Publisher: London : Telegram, 2009
ISBN: 9781846590665
Characteristics: 528 p. ; 20 cm


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Jan 15, 2011

Didn't understand it. Hard to follow. Couldn't wait for it to be over.


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