Author: Roald Dahl
Original language: English
Publisher: ALFRED A. KNOPF, INC., 1979
HIS FIRST NOVEL FOR GROWNUPS
From that most dramatically dual of literary personalities, writing
Behold Uncle Oswald, Michelangelo of seduction.
He makes Casanova look like Winnie the Pooh.
He stumbles — circa 1919 — onto the world’s most powerful aphrodisiac: Powdered Sudanese Blister Beetle.
Then he discovers a method of quick-freezing sperm . . . and gets the most imspired commercial idea in history.
How does Yasmin gain access to the great? Which of Them is interestingly activated by the Beetle Pill: King Alfonso? Proust? Kipling perhaps? Who will ultimately make a fortune from the scheme? And will the world be incresingly populated (and, of course, enhanced) by the secret progeny and grand-progeny, ad infinitum, of the dazzling 51? These are only a few of the questions answered in a book in which you encounter — under quite extraordinary circumstances — just about everybody who was anybody you might like to have had for your dad.