HOUSEHOLD, Geoffrey


HOUSEHOLD, Geoffrey
(1900-1988)
   UK writer who remains best known for Rogue Male (1938), the first of a run of thrillers whose intensely stoic lone protagonists condemn the political world, seeking authenticity in the soil and in autonomous acts, like the attempted assassination of Hitler which forms the premise of this book. GH's first novel, The Terror of Villadonga (1936; rev vt The Spanish Cave 1936 US), for older children, describes thediscovery of a prehistoric sea-beast. The Third Hour (1937) sends its protagonist to South America in search of UTOPIA. The Dance of the Dwarfs (1968) is set in the Amazon basin, where feral prehistoric survivals causesome horrific damage. The Cats to Come (1975) is a fantasy about a future Earth ruled by cats. Hostage: London; The Diary of Julian Despard (1977)is a NEAR FUTURE thriller. The Sending (1980) is a dark fantasy. Summon the Bright Water (1981) is a SCIENCE-FANTASY tale invoking ATLANTIS. Arrows of Desire (1985), set in a crumbling post- HOLOCAUST UK, expressesonce again, and for the final time, GH's profound doubt that humanity could ever govern itself with dignity.
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