Fiction: Recent Books: Aug. 26, 1935

PERSIAN CONQUEROR—George S. Hellman—Dodd, Mead ($2.50). Quaint, old-fashioned romance involving Cyrus, Leah and the simple trickery by which the Babylonians were undone.

THE BEACHCOMBER—William McFee— Donbleday, Doran ($2.50). Monolog by long-winded Chief Engineer Spenlove on the undistinguished career of Sidney Nevile, his professional and emotional difficulties.

Non-Fiction

FOR AUTHORS ONLY—Kenneth Roberts —Doubleday, Doran ($2.50). Bright, superficial essays on the slim rewards of authors, the easy bewilderment of the English, as reflected in their mystery stories, the worst sides of English education, golf, dogs and diet....

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