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The Night Life of the Gods by Thorne Smith 1962


Title: The Night Life of the Gods
Author: Thorne Smith
Publisher: Penguin
Publication Date: 1962
Format: Paperback
Condition: This book is in good condition for its age other than some minor signs of wear. Discoloured spine, small name inscription inside front cover, otherwise tanned but clean pages.

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Reader's note

Our vintage books make beautiful literary gifts. The Night Life of the Gods by Thorne Smith is a delightful dose of nostalgia and a lovely gift for you or your favourite bookworm. The madcap story of a scientist who instigates a nocturnal spree with the Greek gods, is arguably his most sparkling comedic achievement. Hunter Hawk has a knack for annoying his ultra respectable relatives. He likes to experiment and he particularly likes to experiment with explosives. His garage-cum-laboratory is a veritable minefield, replete with evil-smelling clouds of vapor through which various bits of wreckage and mysteriously bubbling test tubes are occasionally visible. With the help of Megaera, a fetching nine-hundred-year-old lady leprechaun he meets one night in the woods, he masters the art (if not the timing) of transforming statues into people. And when he practices his new witchery in the stately halls of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, setting Bacchus, Mercury, Neptune, Diana, Hebe, Apollo, and Perseus loose on the unsuspecting citizenry of Prohibition-era New York, the stage is set for Thorne Smith at his most devilish and delightful. A gem among a bounty of stunning vintage books and classic novels on our online used bookstore.