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The Savage Gentleman

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The Savage Gentleman (1932) centers on the infant Henry Stone, whose father, betrayed by the child's mother, spirits him away to a tropical island. Assisted by two male companions, the senior Stone raises his son to fear, hate, and above all never to trust, any woman. When Henry, now a young man, returns, Tarzan-like, to civilization, the plot takes a number of fascinating ...more
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Published 1945 by Dell Publishing Company (first published 1932)
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Mark
Feb 23, 2011 Mark rated it liked it
The Savage Gentleman by Philip Wylie
Published by Bison Books, March 2011. Originally published 1932.
If known at all these days, Philip Wylie (1902-1971) is perhaps best known for his disaster novel written with Edwin Balmer, When Worlds Collide (1933), or even the George Pal produced film version (1953).

However, outside the SF world he wrote hundreds of short novels, screenplays, reviews, serials, and social comment, much of which has now become rather obscure.

Well done then to Bison Books, who
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Jeff
Oct 23, 2015 Jeff rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting book by Philip Wylie, who was a great writer of both pulp and non-fiction think pieces, most notably When Worlds Collide.

The Savage Gentleman is about the return--and adjustment--to civilization of Henry Stone, who was marooned as a baby on an uncharted island in the Indian Ocean and raised by his father and two other men.

Don't let the lurid cover deter you, this is a quick and interesting read.
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Born in Beverly, Massachusetts, he was the son of Presbyterian minister Edmund Melville Wylie and the former Edna Edwards, a novelist, who died when Philip was five years old. His family moved to Montclair, New Jersey and he later attended Princeton University from 1920–1923. He married Sally Ondek, and had one child, Karen, an author who became the inventor of animal "clicker" training. After a ...more
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