Books: France Hoist

L'AFFAIRE JONES—Hillel Bernstein— Stokes ($2.50).

With an ironic urbanity that used to be considered the sole property of such Frenchmen as the late Anatole France, but which a few U. S. contemporary writers have been able to show will look well on anybody, Author Hillel Bernstein hoists France with its own petard. In quiet but telling accents that should bring tears of joy to many a Yankee eye he tells a burlesque tale that is at the same time an uproariously effective caricature of French politics, French traits. Henry Jones, solemn U. S. citizen temporarily resident in Paris while writing a cookbook...

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