Collier's comic spoof follows a pet chimpanzee's attempt to break the engagement of her owner. As the plot unfolds, the monkey reveals herself to be far more sophisticated and loving than the fianc e, who is more interested in herself. This 1930 farce is still good for a few laughs. This is the only paperback edition currently available.
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"Extraordinary first novel. It is impossible to convey the subtle wit which makes you laugh aloud, the beauty and the penetrating satire which blend so perfectly in its brilliance...'His Monkey Wife' is one of the best books of the year and one of the most amusing in many years." -- Booklist, May, 1931
"The whole is written with sly humor throughout and is illuminated by splendid similies and metaphors which mark the author as a true humorist." -- The New York Times, April 19, 1931
"Truly sui generis . . . a small masterpiece of social satire . . . I suspect that Collier's [novel] will long endure." -- Boston Globe
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