Books: Goodness at Bognor

THE FORTNIGHT IN SEPTEMBER—R. C. Sherriff—Stokes ($2).

Thanks largely to the homilists, simple human goodness is out of style. To modern eyes it appears too simple to be good, too good to be true. Novelist Sherriff, better known as the playwright of Journey's End, thinks differently. His book goes to show that simple human goodness has its practically seamless sides.

The high average miseries of low average people give this goodness something to bite into. The life of the Stevens family along the railroad embankment showed little to brag of. Mr. Stevens was a poorly...

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