THE HAND OF KORNELIUS VOYT. Oliver Onions, George Oliver.

THE HAND OF KORNELIUS VOYT. Kansas City: Valancourt Books, 2013. Octavo, pictorial wrappers. Later edition. Complex psychological novel, first published in 1939 in London by Hamish Hamilton, of the destruction of a young man's individuality through behavior control (seemingly a sort of primitive brain washing technique the narrator-victim terms "vivisection"). "All of Onions' works contain feelings of rejection and alienation, and none is more powerful in this respect than THE HAND OF KORNELIUS VOYT (1939), in which a boy comes under the psychic influence of the mesmeric Heinrich Opfer. As in THE STORY OF RAGGED ROBYN (1945), Onions develops an atmosphere of despair and of dislocation from reality." - Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 709. New introduction by Mark Valentine. Trade paperback format. A fine copy. (#164767).

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