BETWIXT DREAM AND REALITY: A NOVEL. [Calcutta: Rupa & Co., 1961.]. Small octavo, printed wrappers. First edition. Small trade paperback format. A novella "about India is depicted against the stormy background of Hindu-Muslim riots that preceded independence ... The agonies of a horror-stricken soul conjure up strange, nightmarish visions ..." - publisher's blurb. Much of this is written in the format of a play, with lines spoken by, among others, a "house-lizard," the shade of Darwin, a clock, a dwarf, a giant, etc. Gupta, India in English Fiction 234 (as by "Benophul"). Not in Reginald (1979; 1992) or Day, Supplemental Checklist of Fantastic Literature. No copies in any libraries of COPAC or WorldCat. Wrappers at bit rubbed at edges, a nearly fine copy. (#117479).

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