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How It Feels to Die, by One Who Has Tried It: And Other Stories
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Publication date August 17, 2015
Pages 100
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781516931781
ISBN-10 1516931785
Dimensions 0.25 by 6 by 9 in.
Original list price $6.99
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: This is a collection of stories by Grant Allen, published in various years. The title story is personal. Allen nearly drowned when he fell through the ice while skating as a boy in Canada, and wrote about the experience anonymously for the Pall Mall Gazette in 1892. He claimed to have been "as dead as he ever can be or will be" and that he had no "after death" experiences. This suited his atheistic position, of course. In fact he was not "dead" at all; just unconscious, and he was quickly revived by brandy and massage. The stories are: HOW IT FEELS TO DIE. BY ONE WHO HAS TRIED IT (1892); MERIEL STANLEY, POACHER (1900); A STUDY FROM THE NUDE (1895); MY ONE GORILLA (1890); THE TRADE OF AUTHOR (1889); A SCRIBBLER'S APOLOGY (1883). The last two are non-fiction essays by Allen about the craft of writing in his time. Here are brief reviews by Peter Morton: "'A SCRIBBLER'S APOLOGY'. A splendidly agonised piece about the true social worth of the journeyman writer's life, particularly the worth (if any) of the kind of 'tootler' which Allen represents himself as being. Published in the Cornhill in May 1883." "'THE TRADE OF AUTHOR'. This remarkable article, published in the Fortnightly Review in 1889, has just been identified as by Grant Allen. (It is not attributed in the Wellesley Index.) It is a brilliant analysis of the professional writer's plight at the time, worthy to be set against Gissing's New Grub Street."

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from Createspace Independent Pub (September 15, 2015); titled "How It Feels to Die, by One Who Has Tried It: And Other Stories"
9781517301392 | details & prices | 76 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 0.18 in. | List price $7.99
About: This is a collection of stories by Grant Allen, published in various years.
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from Createspace Independent Pub (August 17, 2015); titled "How It Feels to Die, by One Who Has Tried It: And Other Stories"
9781516931781 | details & prices | 100 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.25 in. | List price $6.99
About: This is a collection of stories by Grant Allen, published in various years.
from Createspace Independent Pub (July 16, 2015); titled "How It Feels to Die, by One Who Has Tried It: And Other Stories"
9781515098553 | details & prices | 76 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 0.18 in. | List price $7.99
About: This is a collection of stories by Grant Allen, published in various years.
Large print edition from Createspace Independent Pub (March 6, 2014)
9781496170736 | details & prices | 76 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.18 in. | List price $7.99
About: This is a collection of stories by Grant Allen, published in various years.

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