“The Repairer of Reputations”

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Robert W. Chambers, author of “The Repairer of Reputations”

As long-time readers know, I love the story The Repairer of Reputations, by Robert W. Chambers. I wanted to write an analysis of it, but it’s such a carefully-constructed story that I didn’t know how to do it without quoting huge sections at length.

Then I had an idea. The story is in the public domain. (It was published in 1895.) So, I thought, why not post the story with my comments included? That will be an easy way for people to read the story and for me to comment on specific things that I think make it work so well.

So that’s what I did.  It’s so long that I put it on its own page rather than do it as a blog post. You can read it here. I hope it’s useful to anyone who wants to write weird fiction.

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            1. Ok, I’m pretty sure I now know what to do to fix this, and I think when it’s done the annotations will work on a lot more devices–even tablets and phones. I’ll let you know once I’ve updated the code.

              Thanks again for letting me know about this–I really appreciate it!

  1. Annotations are fine on my laptop. But instead of writing a comment longer than your post and the story, I’ll just say that if Trump could/would read this, he’d say FAKE NEWS.

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