A pebble, dust, and the more-than-half-forgotten author Hallam Hawksworth

For adventure in a book, no author can or should quite equal what Hallam Hawksworth produced during the 1921-1922:

The Strange Adventures of a Pebble, Hallam Hawksworth, 1921.

The Adventures of a Grain of Dust, Hallam Hawksworth, 1922.

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But some may disagree as to when was Hawksworth’s best period. Arguments can be made for the year 1926, for that was the date of publication of a book in which Hawksworth’s major characters were neither pebbles nor dust. Opting for more complex beings, Hawksworth produced

The Clever Little People With Six Legs, Hallam Hawksworth, 1926.

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BONUS (unrelated, perhaps to anything, anywhere, ever): A short video titled “Adventures of a Speck of Dust“:

  • Matthias

    Wow, that’s amazing literature. And thank you for the link to hathitrust.org. Now I just need to quit my job so I can read all these books :-).