....is home of the cult centering around Henry James Prince, whose development of his own talents with The Ladies and...

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THE ABODE OF LOVE

....is home of the cult centering around Henry James Prince, whose development of his own talents with The Ladies and subsequently a sinless religion (payable in advance) was a 19th century manifestation -- of great delight to this author. Prince's trail is traced from the time his early transgressions brought him into disfavor with his superiors when he was a curate, to those meetings and personalities that promoted his rebellion and his organization of a program for wealth and success -- with The Ladies. His enduring marriage to Julia whose belief in her husband transcended her feelings about his eventual harem; his association with Bunt, the Marine who was disgraced when his life as a castaway fell short of the expected exploits (although his achievements were remarkable); the assembling of his disciples and the wooing of the women, five sisters in particular whose inheritance bought them husbands as well as everlasting life; and the establishment of his colony in The Abode of Love which brought him security, many brides and a fairly quiet notoriety -- this is happy hunting for an author who has a sharp pen for social and moral deviations, and a feeling for a neatly turned point of sex. Quiet but of the quintessence.

Pub Date: April 19, 1956

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Scribner

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1956