On the Edge of a Plain


"On The Edge Of The Plain" has been cited as the "perfect" example of an effective sketch story.[1] Critic John Barnes believes that the story was ahead of its time, writing that "to a modern reader of Chekhov, the art of this little story is quickly recognised, but the originality of what Lawson was doing on his own went unremarked when While the Billy Boils was published in 1896."[1]

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