Books: Middle Flight

LETTERS TO HARRIET—William Vaughn Moody—Houghton Mifflin ($3.50).

Men who were schoolboys 25 years ago remember the name of William Vaughn Moody, but not as their elders do, and not as he would have liked to be remembered. With his colleague Robert Morss Lovett, Moody once ground out a textbook History of English Literature, and it is this repository of college entrance board wisdom that keeps his memory a dusty green. Few but his contemporaries now remember his Broadway success, now as dead as David Garrick, nor his poetry, once considered a minor glory of...

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