HOMUNCULUS: A MAGIC TALE. Translated from the Swedish by Verne Moberg. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc., . Octavo, cloth. First edition in English. A chemistry professor creates a homunculus in a glass jar. Like FRANKENSTEIN, Delblanc's novel similarly illustrates the male drive to self-gender. "In Delblanc's tale, however, Sebastian goes a step further than Victor Frankenstein -- toward the end of the book he himself becomes pregnant, dying while giving birth through a Cesarean section, which he inflicts on himself in the midst of labor pains" (Maria Aline Seabra Ferreira, Maria Ferreira, I Am the Other: Literary Negotiations of Human Cloning, p. 118). A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#167832).
"First American Edition published ... 1969" on copyright.