Books: Husband v. Lover

SERENADE To THE HANGMAN—Maurice Dekobra—Payson & Clarke ($2.50). Ibrahim, an Egyptian cuckolder, is imprisoned in Stamboul, about to be hanged for anarchy. To him comes Schomburg, Bohemian psychiatrist, one of the men he has cuckolded. He offers Ibrahim freedom, on condition that he commit suicide a year later. Joyfully Ibrahim signs the pledge, escapes his prison, flirts with guests on the Schomburg yacht, crosses swords of wit with Schomburg himself, saves a little French dancer from ruffians and takes her to live with him. He wanders feverishly through Europe feeling the...

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