Doctor Dolittle and the Secret Lake – Hugh Lofting 1948 | 1st Edition


  • Author: Hugh Lofting
  • Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1948
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Condition: Near Fine
  • Size: 8vo
  • Attributes: First Edition, Illustrated

First edition, first printing. Decorated orange cloth with pictorial paste-on. Spine sunned, interior fine, unmarked. Illustrated by Hugh Lofting. In Near Fine condition.

Doctor Dolittle and the Secret Lake is a Doctor Dolittle book written by Hugh Lofting. The book was published posthumously in 1948, 15 years after its predecessor. Fittingly, it is the longest book in the series, and the tone is the darkest; World War II took place before the book was published, during which Lofting had published his anti-war poem Victory for the Slain. The book contains passages that almost border on being misanthropic with some very powerful passages concerning war and Man’s inhumanity to man.

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