The Looking-Glass

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The Looking-Glass
The Looking Glass (William March novel) coverart.jpg
First edition
Author William March
Country United States
Language English
Genre Novel
Publisher Little, Brown & Company (USA) & Victor Gollancz Limited (UK)
Publication date
January 1943 (USA) & June 1944 (UK)
Media type Print (hardback & paperback)
Pages 319 pp
ISBN 9780817358129
Preceded by The Tallons
Followed by October Island

The Looking-Glass is a 1943 novel by William March. A continuation of his "Pearl County" series of novels and short stories, it is considered by many to be his greatest work. Originally titled Kneel to the Prettiest. The first two novels in the series are Come in at the Door and The Tallons.

Plot summary[edit]

Set in the mythical town of Reedyville, Alabama, The Looking-Glass is a mosaic of multiple character stories and histories, interwoven in a non-linear fashion. It has been described as akin to the Spoon River style of storytelling with its multiple character studies.