At a glance:
- Author: Ray Bradbury
- First Published: 1955
- Type of Work: Stories
- Type of Plot: Fantasy—cultural exploration
- Time of Work: The first half of the twentieth century
- Setting: Various locations in the United States and Mexico
- Genres: Short fiction, Fantasy
- Subjects: United States or Americans, Twentieth century, Emotions, Obsession, Fear, Mexico or Mexicans
- Locales: United States, Mexico, North America, Central America and West Indies
The October Country consists of nineteen stories, fourteen of them reworked versions of stories originally collected in Dark Carnival (1947). The remaining five are collected here for the first time in book form. These haunting stories explore none of the themes that dominate Ray Bradbury’s later work. They are weird tales of ghosts, vampires, and everyday people caught in impossible situations or saddled with dark obsessions.
Bradbury’s characters often are objects of ridicule, outcasts who crave acceptance. In “The Dwarf,” Ralph...
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