Books: Maiden Out of Uniform

GIRL ALONE—Christa Winsloe—Farrar & Rinehart ($2.50).

Cinemaddicts remember Maedchen in Uniform as one of the distinguished German productions of 1932, a delicately realistic picture of life in a girls' boarding school. In book form it became The Child Manuela, was Christa Winsloe's first novel. Though not a formal sequel, Girl Alone is a further chronicle of maidenly adventure. Baroness Hatvany (Christa Winsloe's married name) is a prize-winning European sculptress as well as a writer, and this tale of regretful nubility in pre-War Munich bears many an earmark of first-hand experience.

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