Books: Atkerton, B.C.

Atkerton, B. C.

THE JEALOUS GODS, A Processional Novel of the Fifth Century, B.C. (Concerning One Alcibiades)—Gertrude Atherton—Liveright ($2.50).

It was a far cry from the monkey glands of Mrs. Atherton's Black Oxen to The Immortal Marriage of Pericles and Aspasia. But classicism continues to outdo sensationalism, for the new novel concerns a spirited young Athenian who struggled to hold the fickle fancy of his fellow townsmen. Temperamentally he was unfitted for the struggle—one night's drunken debauch culminating in a ribald mock-performance of a religious rite cost him years of exile, to say...