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The Looking Glass

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Author  William March
Language  English
Country  United States
Genre  Novel
Publisher  Little, Brown & Company (USA) & Victor Gollancz Limited (UK)
Publication date  January 1943 (USA) & June 1944 (UK)

The Looking-Glass is a 1943 novel by William March. A continuation of his "Pearl County" series of novels and short stories, it is considered by many to be his greatest work. Originally titled Kneel to the Prettiest. The first two novels in the series are Come in at the Door and The Tallons.


Plot summary

Set in the mythical town of Reedyville, Alabama, The Looking-Glass is a mosaic of multiple character stories and histories, interwoven in a non-linear fashion. It has been described as akin to the Spoon River style of storytelling with its multiple character studies.


  • 1943, USA, Little, Brown and Company, Pub date 6 January 1943, hardback
  • 1944, UK, Victor Gollancz Limited, Pub date 26 June 1944, hardback
  • 1953, USA, Bantam Books, Pub date February 1953, hardback
  • 1955, USA, Popular Library, Pub date 1955, paperback
  • 2015, USA, University of Alabama Press, Pub date 2015, paperback
  • References

    The Looking-Glass Wikipedia

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