Death of a Huntsman.

London: Michael Joseph, 1957; Boston: Little, Brown and Company (an Atlantic Monthly Press Book), 1957. Appearing in Britain with the title Death of a Huntsman and in the United States with the title Summer in Salander, this was Bates's second collection of novellas (following The Nature of Love in 1953).

The Times says "Mr. H.E. Bates returns to his best form" and the Times Literary Supplement similarly refers to two of the stories as showing "Mr Bates at his best...Of all the various fictional forms the one which most seems to suit him is the conte, the long-short-story or short gives him enough space to develop the poetic, and generally pastoral, atmosphere on which much of the effect of his writing dependings, and yet not enough to become monotonous without the change of tune or of tone which a longer work demands."

Books and Bookmen (June 1957, p. 31, Phoebe Ashburner, attached)
Saturday Review of Literature (October 12, 1957, p. 26, William Peden, attached)
Spectator (May 24, 1957, p. 684, Geoffrey Nicholson, attached)
Times (April 4, 1957, p. 13, attached)
Times Literary Supplement (April 19, 1957, p. 237, David Tydlen-Wright)

Contains: Death of a Huntsman; Night Run to the West; Summer in Salander; The Queen of Spain Fritillary.

Death of a Huntsman
Novella Collection
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Little, Brown and Company
Michael Joseph
Year of Publication: 
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