Odd Fish: Being a Casual Selection of London Residents

By Stacy Aumonier
Read by Cathy Dobson

1.95 Hours 05/13/2015 unabridged
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Stacy Aumonier was described by John Galsworthy as “one of the best short-story writers of all time.” Odd Fish gives a keen insight into why the Nobel Prize winner believed Aumonier would outlive the writers of his day. In this collection of sketches of London characters, Aumonier amply exhibits his genius for characterization, his keen wit and his ruthless ascerbity. From reluctant fishmongers to opulent ballad singers with a shameful secret, drunks and scoundrals to eccentrics and geniuses, Aumonier sketches his characters from life and portays them as real, credible, rounded individuals, gradually unmasking them as though peeling the layers from an onion.

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Stacy Aumonier was described by John Galsworthy as “one of the best short-story writers of all time.” Odd Fish gives a keen insight into why the Nobel Prize winner believed Aumonier would outlive the writers of his day. In this collection of sketches of London characters, Aumonier amply exhibits his genius for characterization, his keen wit and his ruthless ascerbity.

From reluctant fishmongers to opulent ballad singers with a shameful secret, drunks and scoundrals to eccentrics and geniuses, Aumonier sketches his characters from life and portays them as real, credible, rounded individuals, gradually unmasking them as though peeling the layers from an onion.

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Author Bio: Stacy Aumonier

Stacy Aumonier (1877–1928) was a British writer, best known for his outstanding short stories. Nobel Prize winner John Galsworthy described Aumonier as “one of the best short story writers of all time.” Aumonier wrote over eighty-five short stories in his lifetime. His intensely visual prose and captivating plots meant his works were readily adaptable to the cinema screen, and several of his short stories were adapted by Alfred Hitchcock.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 1.95
Audience: Adult
Language: English