The Ghosts of the Heaviside Layer, and Other Fantasms

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The Ghosts of the Heaviside Layer, and Other Fantasms
The Ghosts of the Heaviside Layer and Other Fantasms.jpg
Cover of first edition of The Ghosts of the Heaviside, Layer and Other Fantasms
EditorDarrell Schweitzer
AuthorLord Dunsany
IllustratorTim Kirk
Cover artistTim Kirk
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Genreghost stories, essays, plays
PublisherOwlswick Press
Publication date
1980
Media typePrint (hardback)
Pagesx, 354
ISBN0-913896-14-4
OCLC07077818
828.91209 19
LC ClassPR6007.U6 G46 1980

The Ghosts of the Heaviside Layer, and Other Fantasms is a collection of ghost stories, essays and plays by Anglo-Irish fantasy writer Lord Dunsany, edited by Darrell Schweitzer and illustrated by Tim Kirk. It was first published in hardcover by Owlswick Press in 1980.[1]

The book collects fourteen short stories, nineteen essays and two plays by the author, including two of his Jorkens stories, with an introductory foreword by Schweitzer.

Contents[edit]

  • "Foreword" by Darrell Schweitzer
  • Fiction
    • "The Ghosts of the Heaviside Layer" (1955)
    • "Told Under Oath" (1952)
    • "The Field Where the Satyrs Danced" (1928)
    • "By Night in the Forest" (1953)
    • "A Royal Swan" (1950)
    • "How the Lost Causes Were Removed from Valhalla" (1919)
    • "Correcting Nature" (1950)
    • "Autumn Cricket" (1950)
    • "In the Mojave" [Jorkens] (1954)
    • "The Ghost of the Valley" (1954)
    • "The Ghost in the Old Corridor" (1949)
    • "Jorkens's Problem" [Jorkens] (1949)
    • "The Revelation to Mr. Periple" (1954)
    • "A Fable for Moderns" (1951)
  • Essays
    • "The Fantastic Dreams" (1949)
    • "Nowadays" (1912)
    • "Ghosts" (1938)
    • "Irish Writers I Have Known" (1953)
    • "Four Poets" (1958)
    • "The Authorship of Barrack Room Ballads" (1956)
    • "Sime" (1942)
    • "Artist and Tradesman" (1918)
    • "Spring Reaches England" (1938)
    • "Triad" (1937)
    • "July" (1944)
    • "Or But a Wandering Voice" (1937)
    • "After the Shadow" (1939)
    • "A Moment in the Life of a Dog" (1953)
    • "Seeing the World" (1950)
    • "A Word for Fallen Grandeur" (1951)
    • "Where Do You Get the Clay?" (1945)
    • "Decay in the Language" (1936)
    • "The Carving of the Ivory" (1928)
  • Plays
    • "The Prince of Stamboul" (1925)
    • "Lord Adrian" (1933)

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