Smoking Altars

By: Loe, Gladys St. John

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[moderate shelfwear, spine turned, some soiling/smudging to page edges; jacket intact but heavily worn, various small tears/chips, pencil scribbling all over rear panel]. "This stirring story of an Englishman's exile in Kenya, contrasted with the appeal of his native home and family associations, depends for its drama upon the distracting [!] problem of a hereditary taint of a homicidal mania. Is a man, who believes himself to have inherited an irresistible impulse to murder, justified in handing on his fatal legacy to a child? Is he therefore condemned to a life of celibacy, or, at the best, to denying his wife the woman's privilege of motherhood? Such is the problem confronting Michael Shenley, when he takes leave of his coffee plantation in Kenya, and returns to England to assume the proprietorship of a prosperous country estate, and to meet again the charming English girl with whom he had fallen in love in the romantic days of his boyhood" (i.e., before he found out he was a latent homicidal maniac). Sounds like a tough one, all right.

Title: Smoking Altars

Author: Loe, Gladys St. John

Categories: Fiction: Vintage,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Claude Kendall Inc.: (c.1936)

ISBN Number: NO

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good in Good dj

Seller ID: 8895

Keywords: Africa England Murder Heredity Kenya