Topsy- Turvydom

Topsy-Turvydom

THE STORY OF GILBERT AND SULLIVAN —Isaac Goldberg—Simon &; Schuster ($6.00).

The Story. Siamese twins, Mary and her little lamb, Smith Brother beards, are not more indissolubly linked than Gilbert and Sullivan; yet two more disparate temperaments could hardly be imagined. "Gilbert had been born with a genius for petulance, for hostility. Sullivan made friends as naturally as Gilbert made enemies; he was a social creature in whom conformity at times could take on the contours of self-surrender. Gilbert domineered; Sullivan insinuated himself.'' And...

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