FICTION: Extravaganza

ODTAA—John Masefield—Macmillan ($2.50). The tumultuous imagination of John Masefield, rather than fling itself upon an actual people, time and country, with the consequent danger of doing violence to truth, has invented not merely a fantastic tale but complete ethnological, political and geographical data to go with it. Highworth Ridden, youngest son of a hardbitten English squire, is followed through a color-splashed whirligig of adventure in the Republic of Santa Barbara (roughly, South America), where he chances to feel warmly toward the daughter of...

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