Books: Sophisticates Abroad

THE SELBYS — Anne Green — Dutton ($2.50).

Once in a long while appears a book which was evidently fun to write. The Selbys is of that class. A first novel, by an apparently sophisticated author, its exuberance is at times almost too much for it, but is always infectious.

Barbara Winship, pretty but penniless orphan from Savannah, Ga., goes to Paris to live with her middle-aged uncle and aunt, the Selbys. Uncle George has a permanent job in Paris; Aunt Virginia has what is almost a salon. They know and bother with...

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