Books: Up to the Parlor

ELLEN ROGERS—James T. Farrell—Vanguard ($2.50).

With this novel, James T. Farrell, tireless author of the Studs Lonigan trilogy and its sequels, moves from the noisy and redolent cellars of shanty Irish up into the parlor.

His heroine, Ellen Rogers, belonged to Chicago's Catholic bourgeoisie. It was 1925, and Ellen was bored. She was too lazy to keep up her horseback riding or her piano lessons. She could not make up her mind whether to go to college or not. She did not get around to reading much. But she did get some fun out...

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