The Homunculus

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The Homunculus
Dust-jacket from the first edition
Author David H. Keller, M.D.
Cover artist L. Robert Tschirky
Country United States
Language English
Genre Fantasy novel
Publisher Prime Press
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 160 pp
OCLC 6136512

The Homunculus is a fantasy novel by author David H. Keller, M.D.. It was first published in 1949 by Prime Press in an edition of 2,112 copies of which 112 were slipcased and signed by the author.

Plot introduction[edit]

The novel concerns Colonel Horatio Bumble who has retired to his ancestral home with his wife, Helen and their Pekingese, Lady. The Bumbles are childless. Colonel Bumble employs the siblings Pete and Sarah at his home. The Colonel is also attempting to create a baby through parthenogenesis. As a result of his experiments, the Colonel is kidnapped and Sarah rescues him by employing supernatural means.


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