Menen, Aubrey Clarence mĕn´ən [key]
, 1912–89, English novelist, b. London. The son of an Indian father and an Irish mother, he was a drama critic, theater director, and advertising agency executive. Menen was primarily a satirist, and his novels were aimed more at amusing than reforming. His The Abode of Love
(1956) attacks hypocrisy by depicting a harem in Victorian London. His other works include A Prevalence of Witches
(1948), Dead Man in the Silver Market
(1953), The Mystics
(1974), and Art and Money
See his autobiography, The Space within the Heart (1970).
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