Books: From an Old Mine

DEW IN APRIL—John Clayton—Kendall & Sharp ($3).

The Middle Ages are a literary mine whose rich veins are still far from exhausted, are now beginning again to be reworked. Nineteenth Century romancers like Walter Scott and Charles Reade brought up so many tons of ore that the market for a time was overloaded, but the success of such modern miners as Lion Feuchtwanger (Power, The Ugly Duchess) and Alfred Neumann (The Devil) showed a renewing demand. Last week's medieval romance. Dew in April, did not assay nearly so high as Power orThe Devil, but...

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