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ID
b279
Title
"The World is Too Much With Us."
Genre
Novella
Page Count
31
Word Count
7700
Publisher
Short Story International
Woman's Journal
Publication Year
1962
Document Types
Comic Fiction
Topics
Animals, Love Triangle

A comic tale about a reclusive man and a hen, who live together in domestic bliss until a buxom widow disrupts their eccentric liaison. Baldwin notes the tale's debt to David Garnett's story "Lady into Fox." In The Golden Oriole (1962). Reprinted in Woman's Journal (February 1963), Short Story International (4, 1965).