Books: Globe-Girdlers

SEA LEVEL — Anne Parrish — Harper ($2.50). Modern Magellans pay cash not only for the privilege of circumnavigating the globe but for the doubtful pleasure of doing it in each other's company. World cruises are obviously an improvement on the grand tours of yesteryear, for they cover more ground, take less time and trouble. Though not even the tenderest management can hope to rob sightseeing of its exhausting labors, sightseeing is only incidental, a kaleidoscopic background for bridge and cocktail parties. Such is the impression given by Authoress Parrish's Sea Level,...

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