I would like to compile a list of books/stories about doubles, and I would love your help with that list. As incentive, I would like to give away two copies of Adam McOmber’s novel, The White Forest, which is, yes, about doubles (well, partly, anyway). I have an extra copy of the hardcover and an extra copy of the paperback galley, and I’d like to send them each to a randomly chosen commenter, someone who will help me with my list.
Here’s what I have so far (and yes, I realize I’m leaving many things off; I want you to win, you see):
“William Wilson,” Poe.
The Devil’s Elixirs and “The Doubles,” ETA Hoffmann
“The Double,” Dostoyevsky
“Love and Mr. Lewisham,” H. G. Wells
The Picture of Dorian Gray, Wilde.
“At the End of the Passage,” Kipling.
“The Horla” and “Peter and John” Guy de Maupassant.
So, again, just comment below, adding to the list, and I’ll pick two winners in a week or so, when the list has grown a bit.