The Tower of Oblivion
by Oliver Onions
Publisher: The Macmillan Company 1921
Number of pages: 403
An extravaganza based on the juvenating gland and its endless possibilities. The Boston Herald calls it 'A novel of topsy-turviness in man's aging process, so original in its conception that it would be a pity to summarize it for you--written with distinction of manner as well as of matter.'
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