The fact that this was written by a fourteen year old explains everything-except perhaps why it was accepted for publication...

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STRANGE EVIL

The fact that this was written by a fourteen year old explains everything-except perhaps why it was accepted for publication both in England and now here. Young Miss Gaskell, who has a rampant imagination and a taste for lavender prose, has written a form of fantasy fiction which concerns Judith, a model, who is visited by her cousin Dorinda and her fiance, Zameis, and taken to a strange world beyond -peopled by satyrs and gnoads and splintered by its war between the Internals and the Externals. In the following frenzy, she is brought before Lord Demmimodica (his eyes are like ""sable sins""), returns to witness a final battle in which the leader- a monster called The Baby- is killed, and survives a welter of destruction... Over and above the curiosity/novelty value of its authorship, all this nonsense provides something less than an enchanted evening.

Pub Date: Jan. 21, 1957

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Dutton

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1, 1957