Education: Teen-Age Taste

With motives almost as lofty as the potential profits, the Teen Age Book Club (sponsored by Marshall Field's Pocket Books, Inc.) set out a year ago to wean youngsters away from the comics. As more suitable fare for growing minds, a committee of teachers and librarians picked a list of 50 books ranging from Shakespeare's Tragedies to Damon Runyon Favorites. Last week the club celebrated its birthday by totting up first-year sales: the 90,000 members had bought nearly 600,000 books.

Top ten titles (seven of which have appeared on movie marquees): Lost Horizon, The...

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