Books: Fifty Man Years

The last six weeks roughly marked the peak of the fall book season. In that time appeared about 50 novels, representing the labor of about 50 man years. TIME has reviewed the best seven. The remainder have given employment to hundreds of publishers' minions. They will give diversion to thousands of readers. Craftwork rather than Art, they fall into several time-smoothed categories:

Fascism v. democracy is their favorite, though only a brand new reader of novels would find anything new on the subject. In the worst of them, Charles Francis Stocking's Out of the...

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