Books: New Galsworthy

MAID IN WAITING—John Galsworthy—Scribner ($2.50).

Not by right of seniority (Herbert George Wells is a year older, George Moore 15 years older) but by popular acclamation John Galsworthy, 64, fronts a waning British Empire as its foremost novelist. Strong in the two famous British virtues of muddling through and stick-to-it-iveness, with a heart that beats athletically in the right place, Author Galsworthy has climbed earnestly, steadily to the top of the heap. His Forsyte fam ily, fathered like many children almost by accident, have become solid citizens...

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