Books: Masterwork: Books VII & VIII

THE WORLD FROM BELOW—Jules Romains—Knopf ($3).

Two years ago Jules Romains offered U. S. readers the first two books in his extraordinary multiple-volume novel. Men of Good Will (TIME. June 5, 1933). Undertaking nothing less than a vast, comprehensive picture of modern society in motion, a work which might run to 25 such books. Jules Romains warned the readers of his masterwork that they must expect to encounter in it just such confusions and uncertainties as they found in life itself. The first four books, each as long as an ordinary novel, constituted the...

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