Sometimes titled The Highwayman, sometimes The Highwaymen, Lord Dunsany’s elegant prose poem is an 1,800 word tale about a scabrous gang of bastard highwaymen. And it has something for almost everyone.
I think, despite the sacrilege and desecration in the story, that my Christian friends will like it – it’s got a lot of that redemption stuff they are big on.
I’m confident that fans of capital punishment will like it – because it certainly doesn’t repudiate legalized killing.
And my friend, Gregg Margarite, who didn’t believe in any of the underlying mythology, liked it enough to read it for LibriVox.
Yep, I like The Highwayman too.
I like the overarching premise, about friendship, I think it’s heartwarming.
Plus it’s got lot of ghoulish shit in it, and I like that stuff too.
Here’s a |PDF| made from the publication in Famous Fantastic Mysteries, December, 1944.
And here’s the Sidney H. Sime illustration from the original 1908 publication in The Sword Of Welleran and Other Stories:
Posted by Jesse Willis