The Blanched Soldier


Basic Information

Abbreviation: BLAN (J.F. Christ, 1947)
Word length: 7,755 (C.E. Lauterbach, 1960)
First published: Liberty, October 16, 1926; Strand Magazine, November 1926

Redmond's Question

Essential to a clear understanding of "The Blanched Soldier" is its background in the events of the South African War, which was recent history, if not still news, when it was published in 1926. Are there other Canonical stories that depend on the reader's awareness of current affairs to the same degree?