HAMLET HAD AN UNCLE by Branch Cabell

HAMLET HAD AN UNCLE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Slightly salacious spoof on the Shakespearean classic, which -- according to Mr. Cabell, is a perverted version of the actual incident in Jutland many years ago. He shows Hamlet's stepfather as actually his father, the result of his mother's extra-marital dalliances; his father's death was accidental, but the code of avenging every death must be followed. Result -- mass carnage, then off to England where he and a bachelor uncle hit the pace. More deaths to avenge -- and so Hamlet and the Queen are slain, Entertainment of highly specialized nature, for those who like this eclectic type of thing. Personally, it leaves me cold.

Pub Date: Jan. 15th, 1939
ISBN: 0809532379
Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart