Books: An English Tragedy

DEATH OF A HERO—Richard Aldington —Covici, Friede ($2.50;)

The Story. Author Aldington lets his audience know at once, as they did at Greek tragedies, that the protagonist is to die at the end. The book begins with the death of its hero. On Nov. 4, 1918, Captain George Winterbourne, exposing himself unnecessarily to heavy machine gun fire, was instantly killed. Attempting to account for that last moment, the rest of the book depicts the life of the hero, of his parents and grandparents.

Hero George was born in the worst sort...

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