Books: Sea Gypsy Legend

THE MOON IS FEMININE — Clemence Dane—Doubleday, Doran ($2.50).

Tall, dark Clemence Dane (real name: Winifred Ashton) has not only written best-selling novels (Broome Stages, The Babyons), successful plays (Bill of Divorcement, Will Shakespeare), detective stories and movie scenarios, but at the same time she has pleased the critics. Her critical reputation is largely due to the actress-like ease (she is an exactress) with which she imitates other writers.

Thus, the story of Henry Cope. 1803 hero of The Moon Is Feminine, a rich, dilettante bachelor with "quick" green eyes, narrow forehead, "Wertherish...

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