Books: New Books: Jan. 14, 1924

The following estimates of books much in the public eye were made after careful consideration of the trend of critical opinion:

THE MAN WHO WAS GOOD—Leonard Merrick—Button ($1.90). Leonard Merrick does only a few things and he always does them in the same way. That he usually manages to give them an original tang is high tribute to his unexcelled craftsmanship. In this book most of the old situations reassert themselves a little over-assiduously. There is the second-rate theatrical troupe an'd its provincial lodging houses. There is poverty-stricken Virtue roaming the...

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