Books: Companion for a Plutocrat

AN AMERICAN HERO—F. W. Bronson— Farrar & Rinehart ($2). There are two kinds of irony, intellectual and visceral. Irony from the stomach is the rarer, and when it is applied by a young writer to his own time there are few literary veins more satisfying. Author Bronson's "hero" is apparently an amalgam of the potentialities of different young men he knew at Yale, melted down into a character as thoroughly "American" as Booth Tarkington's Plutocrat. Jonathan ("Johnny," "O. K.") Green is a redheaded, good-natured ruffian from a small town in Pennsylvania. His...

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