2017 Thumbnail Review #4 The Certain Hour by James Branch Cabell

Volume XI in the Storisende edition, this contains ten stories supposedly of incidents from the lives of authors (Herrick, Sheridan, Pope etc). The one about Shakespeare is especially effective in Cabell’s unique way.

The fact that all ten authors are supposed to be figures created by Dom Manuel (in Figures of Earth) is merely part of the complex alternative universe that Cabell creates.