Hessenstein, Countess Gabrielle

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(?   -    ) Author – whose nationality has not been discovered and whose given name also appears in library catalogues as Gabriele – of Monkey Paradise: A Tale of the Jungle (trans E J R-S 1945), for which no original version has been found; it is a Satire hovering between sf and fantasy, in which a captured chimpanzee is taught human behaviour (see Apes as Human), escapes from Europe on a liner which he transforms into a Ship of Fools, and returns to Africa where he regales his fellow chimpanzees with tales of the zany extremes of human behaviour in their "world of stone". [JC]

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