THE OTHER WORLD by Madelon Lulofs


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Leading Dutch novelist in the first novel that has a good chance of going over in this country. White Money (first entitled Rubber and lost in the shuffle of the Appleton-Century merger, in 1933), was very interesting and -- to the few who read it --interest provoking as to the author's coming work. This novel, also set against the background of Sumatra and a rubber plantation, bears out the promise of the first. It is the story of a Dutch youth, escaping from the anonymity of his fate at home, and routing himself to equal extinction in his new environment, until his native ""housekeeper"" gives him an entity all his own. Then comes some success -- the inevitable marriage to a white girl -- his failure to meet the demands of European life -- and his return to the native woman who gave him being. A good story, and the setting is grippingly portrayed.

Pub Date: May 3rd, 1935
Publisher: Viking