AT SUNDOWN THE TIGER by Ethel Mannin

AT SUNDOWN THE TIGER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Not the direct Catholic imprint of her earlier books (Late Have I Loved Thee bavarian Story) but this time the morality and mysticism of the east lends a subjective cast to the story of a man, a woman, and an obsessive, obstructive passion for tiger hunting. For Raymond Fern, who enters the Forest Service in India, finds a physical excitement in his pursuit of the tiger which overrides his love for Aline whom he marries, and who is unable to share his interest in big game. When Aline, alienated, goes back to England for a time, Raymond drifts into easy attachments with other women but reserves his love for Aline. But a last tiger hunt, which causes the death of his native boy and leaves him with a sense of guilt he cannot escape, leads him through physical mutilation and an experience of personal expiation in which he is freed from his obsession for a new life with Aline... A story which is intense in its emotional absorption, spiritual regeneration.

Pub Date: Aug. 31st, 1951
Publisher: Putnam