The Devil That Failed

Fantastic fiction recalling Swift's "Gulliver's Travels." From Kirkus Reviews: "curious story of a professor who wakes to find he has become a giant, and discovers himself in the care of a demoniac Hungarian doctor and two unstable female nurses. The professor finally figures a way out of his predicament by recalling a scientific rule, but this doesn't happen until both reader and he have sweated it out through many an anxious page." Overall a nice and crisp copy, bottom edge of book shows sun fading. Some soil and light fading to jacket. 5.5 x 8.5 inches with 271 pages.


  • The Devil That Failed
  • Maurice Samuel
  • Alfred A. Knopf, 1952
  • First edition