THE GATES OF EDEN by Allan Campbell McLean

THE GATES OF EDEN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Allan McLean, who has limited himself in the past to children's books and ""entertainments"", has come up with a distinguished first novel about a boy's coming of age on a croft in Scotland. Neill, the boy, struggles for his manhood against the imposing figure of his brother, possessor of all the manly virtues. McLean writes with the highlander's color about the Games (of special appeal to young people), about anti-Catholicism, and the acceptance of death. A too infrequently illumined land is Scotland and McLean rights this wrong most competently and with pertinence to this age group.

Pub Date: Jan. 24th, 1961
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & World