Books: Fairytale

UNDER THE LINDEN TREE—Thames Williamson—Double day, Dor an ($2.50).

At 40 Thames Williamson has written five "regional novels" of the U. S., says D Is For Dutch (TIME, Sept. 24) is to be his last. Last week he published an experimental "interlude"—a story that was as different from his melodramas-washed-in-realism as it could well be. Though Under the Linden Tree is a full-length (200-page) novel, it is really a fairytale, of the same order, though not the same rank, as Max Beerbohm's Happy Hypocrite.

To give sentiment and magic a freer hand, Author Williamson puts...

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