Creatures of Circumstance begins with an explanation from the author telling how this collection came about. He states that he "has never pretended to be anything but a story teller. It has amused me to tell stories and I have told a great many. It is a misfortune for me that the telling of a story just for the sake of the story is not an activity that is in favor with the intelligentsia. I endeavor to bear my misfortunes with fortitude." The short stories in this extraordinary collection-with the exception of one-were ...

Creatures of Circumstance 2011, Transaction Publishers, Somerset

ISBN-13: 9781412811743

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Creatures of Circumstance 1998, Random House (UK)

ISBN-13: 9780434456130

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Creatures of Circumstance 1977, Beaufort Books

ISBN-13: 9780405078538

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