Books: Immoral Ninon

Immoral Ninon

THE IMMORTAL NINON—Cecil Austin —Brentano's ($3.50). Ninon de Lencloslos is now a half forgotten name. Unlike many women of less innate genius, she caused no kingdoms to change hands, married no prince, inspired no desperate armies to an improbable triumph. Her career was merely that of a successful courtesan; but because she secured for her lovers the most distinguished men of her age, because her wit and charm per- mitted her to become simultaneously a notably fashionable as well as a notoriously promiscuous figure, because her...