I Saw Three Ships and other Winter’s Tales
I Saw Three Ships was Q’s second collection of short stories. It was published in 1892 when Q was an established writer. The stories were probably written on the train as Q travelled between London and Cornwall. This collection shows how much Q owed to his Cornish forebears – the scientific enquiry of the Couches and the sense of another world beyond our five senses of the Quillers.
In this section you will find an introduction to the whole collection and discussion of the individual stories it contains.
You may also be interested in a fuller study of the philosophical context in which these stories were written.