It would be silly to ad Lib any more emancipated contemporary meanings -- this just tweaks the blue beard of Gabriel...

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I MET A MAN WITH SEVEN WIVES

It would be silly to ad Lib any more emancipated contemporary meanings -- this just tweaks the blue beard of Gabriel Hawthorne, 65, who in his large (English) country house maintains a menage of seven women, all presumably loving and definitely giving who have yielded him fifteen children. With the last he begins to wonder if he can continue and decides to marry one of the ladies and disband the household. Just as surely the women band together against him and although they're free to choose which one he will really marry, none of them is forthcoming. Then there's the new young woman who comes down there; the young man who panics when he is chosen as Gabriel's successor; and none of this carries on very long or very far beyond the amiable, indulgent fable that it is.

Pub Date: Dec. 1, 1971

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Abelard-Schuman

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 1, 1971