MISC HARGREAVES by Frank Osker

MISC HARGREAVES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Entertaining talk, amusing incidents and pleasant writing for this study of the fantastic, in a story with a novel Pygmalion and Galatea twist. Two Englishman on vocation in Ireland make up an imaginary being to pass the time. Then young Norman is alternately horrified and delighted when his brain child comes to town in the person of old Miss Constance Hargreaves. Relations with family, friends and town become strained; twice he wills her away and twice she comes back, until finally she is out of control and issuing mandates about her creator. It takes another trip to Ireland to exercise her. An original tale, adroitly handled, but fantasies are hard to sell.

Pub Date: Feb. 24th, 1941
Publisher: Coward, McCann