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How TO WIN AND HOLD A HUSBAND—Dorothy Dix — Doubleday, Doran ($1.98).

In Greece and Rome the lovesick asked the oracle. In the modern U. S., hundreds of thousands of them ask Dorothy Dix.

Gimlet-eyed, grandmotherly, soft-drawling Dorothy Dix (Mrs. Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer) is a Southern gentlewoman who as a child liked to ride, hunt, shoot and play with the pickaninnies. A half-demented old family retainer taught her to read: by twelve she knew Shakespeare, Scott and Dickens "by heart," had "toyed with" the historical writings of Josephus, Motley, Gibbon. She read "no mushy children's...

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