Fiction: Recent Books: Feb. 24, 1936


PETER, CALLED THE GREAT—Maurice Bethel Jones—Stokes ($3). Heavily romanticized biography which makes Peter out a queer mixture of hysterical stallion and sadistic genius. ARTIFEX: SKETCHES AND IDEAS—Richard Aldington — Doubleday, Doran ($2.50). Miscellaneous papers by an English writer whom the modern England much annoys. THE LADY OF BLEEDING HEART YARD— Laura Norsworthy—Harcourt, Brace ($3). A determined attempt to rescue the reputation of a high-tempered, comely, not-always-truthful Jacobean lady whom legend has confounded with others of the same name. WITHOUT GREASE—Frank R. Kent— Morrow ($2.50). Collection of the syndicated columns of the...

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