Books: Delafield v. Rome

TURN BACK THE LEAVES—E. M. Delafield—Harper ($2.50).

Though Author E. M. Delafield expressly states in a foreword that this book is not intended as propaganda against the Roman Catholic Church, Roman Catholics will find little aid and comfort in it. Most of the characters are Catholic and are shown in a kindly light, but the villain of the piece is also the most faithful churchman. The tragedy hinges on the Catholic rules for marriage, against divorce.

Sir Joseph Floyd, head of an old English Roman Catholic family in the '90s, thought he had a...

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