Books: Success in Skirts

SOONER OR LATER — Elinor Glyn — Macaulay ($2).

The Victorian Age was a great believer in literary volcanoes. It preferred them extinct, but from the semi-active ones it got delightful tremors. To Victorians, Elinor Glyn might have seemed a volcano in full blast, but plain readers today will find it hard to believe that she was ever in a state of eruption. Famed as the popularizer of "It," she still enjoys a smoky reputation which is mostly smokescreen. Many a nonreader who smacks over the supposed lubricities of Three Weeks would find...

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