Books: Wife's-Eye View

ARNOLD BENNETT : A PORTRAIT DONE AT HOME—Dorothy Cheston Bennett—Ken- dall & Sharp ($3).

Wives of great men do not all remind us how sublime their husbands were, for not all relicts of the great write books about their husbands. When they do, the experiment often turns out to be a flop. A more dangerously intimate observer than even a valet, a wife with the best will in the world is likely to detract more than she adds to a man's reputation. But now & again, in spite of its stained-glass windows, a widow's memorial...

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