Fiction: Recent Books: Aug. 2, 1937

SUGAR IN THE AIR—E. C. Large— Scribner ($2.50). Sulphurous story, weakened by phantasy and chemical jargon, about a young English chemist in the hands of slick promoters for whom he develops a process which makes sugar out of air.


THE SAGA OF AMERICAN SOCIETY— Dixon Wecter—Scribner ($4). Dispassionate, 504-page history of U. S. socialites since 1607. concluding with a quiet suggestion that, as "hostages for its own safety," the upper crust would do well to spend more money on living artists, cultivate the English tradition of public service, cease showing off.


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