The Master: An Adventure Story
In the case of novels by T.H. White description by comparison is difficult and dangerous. This at least can safely be said: The Master is different from his more recent fiction (Mistress Masham's Repose and The Elephant and the Kangaroo) in which fun and fantasy were blended. His new novel is an exciting straightforward narrative, its tone recalling (if a comparison may be risked) Treasure Island. Its setting indeed an island, a small, lonely but not deserted one: it is inhabited, as the twins who chance to be marooned there soon discover, not by savages but by super-civilized beings. The adventures in which they become involved aare marvelous but not incredible. Few novels can be read with equal enjoyment by children and grown-ups. This is one of them. It is not written "down" or "up", but in a style and with a purpose which command attention from all classes of readers. The author himself describes it as a simple adventure story, with a suppressed moral.. The book contains endpapers which include a map and drawings.
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