Don Juan

BYRON — Andre Maurois — Appleton ($5).

Author Maurois' Ariel, the life of Shelley, suave, brief, delicately ironic, set a new style in biography. So great was Ariel's success and that of the similar Disraeli that readers might have expected Maurois to treat Shelley's friend and fellow-poet in the same style. But no miniature in enamel is this orthodoxly lengthy, appendixed, annotated biography of Byron. Says Author Maurois: "This is the first life of Byron written since a large amount of new material has become available...

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