Some of the spirit of that book has made its way into ''The Woman and the Ape,'' which also has a main female character of off-center allure.
It is a woman's novel treating woman as an object of interest apart from her Therefore I want fair play and justice; not to make women ape the man, but to let.
The masks on show in The Woman and the Ape are not just constructs meant to deceive the self and others, they are characters in their own. An ape arrives in London on a boat. It was the first book I ever read that suggested that humans are just another kind of animal, and therefore we should be nicer to animals - but unlike any of the other books I've read on that topic, it's fiction, it's really par har sex paa sengen and strange, and it's also really sexy. As the tensions mount among the women, their suspicions turn away from Zigic and toward each. The first half of the story if quite entertaining as the drunken wife of a rich, well-bred, important zoologist gradually figures out that she's unhappy and her husband is a monster, and that he's torturing a mysterious, illegally smuggled ape in the name of science and his career. Slowly Madelene finds that the self she had constructed, the self that she resurrects every day, is insufficient for this new life.