Books: Gallic Galsworthy

THE PASQUIER CHRONICLES—Georges Duhamel—Holt ($3.50).

If a Frenchman had written The Forsyte Saga, that protracted story of family life might have been no shorter, but it is a safe bet that readers would have been well informed about the Forsytes' sexual life. In The Pasquier Chronicles Georges Duhamel has done for his temperamental, crockery-smashing Pasquiers what Galsworthy did for his stiff-lipped Forsytes— told their tedious story with too many words—but he has enlivened it with Gallic interludes of scandals, passions and continental amours, any one of which would have been a major...

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