Noughts and Crosses
This collection of short stories – and some of them are very short – was published in 1891. Many of the stories are based in Cornwall and they show the influence of the tradition of storytelling Q would have known from his childhood. These stories are bleaker than much of Q’s work and may reflect his unsettled state of mind at the time he wrote them.
This section contains information on each of the stories.
For more discussion of the collection, see ‘Noughts and Crosses: a study’.