Leon Garfield | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 1 page of analysis & critique of Leon Garfield.
This section contains 233 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by C. S. Hannabuss

The Lamplighter's Funeral and Mirror, Mirror [are] … very much in the style of books like The Ghost Downstairs and Black Jack. The misanthropic lamplighter Pallcat in The Lamplighter's Funeral has a strange nocturnal meeting with Possul, a street urchin with disconcertingly innocent eyes and, when he becomes Pallcat's apprentice, with an uncanny and disturbing way of lighting up scenes of human misery in the murky Victorian streets. Travellers learn to avoid him, but Pallcat's thoughts are changed by this boy and by the bizarre way the boy views his job. Mirror, Mirror, too, develops a story both sinister and symbolic: apprentice Daniel Nightingale, working for a master-carver of mirror-frames, has to learn to cope with a house full of mirrors and full of the unreasonable sadism of his master's daughter. The mirrors seem to multiply his fears until he finds a way of using them to show her...

(read more)

This section contains 233 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by C. S. Hannabuss
Copyrights
Gale
Critical Essay by C. S. Hannabuss from Gale. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.