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ID
b66
Title
Obadiah — a Man Who Met His Match
Genre
Story
Page Count
1
Word Count
1200
Publisher
Manchester Guardian
New Clarion
Publication Year
1930
Document Types
Comic Fiction
Uncollected Antemortem
Topics
Marriage, Jewish reference, Tricksters

A comic sketch, in which a crafty man finds a wife with a 'patience and shrewdness that matched his own'.

Sharing the theme of the bickering couple with several other early stories (A Waddler, The Parrot), this is one of just a few pieces of caricature among Bates's works.

In the Manchester Guardian (February 6, 1930), New Clarion (April 1, 1933, p. 325) and the ebook edition of The Beauty of the Dead and Other Stories (Bloomsbury, 2016).