Books: Sentimental Bundle

WILL You MARRY ME?—Edifed by Helena Scheu-Riesz—Island Workshop Press ($ 1.50).

Jacketed in speckled Biedermeier wallpaper, Will You Many Me? is a little bundle of letters of proposal rifled from the dim attic of the past. It makes a sentimental hour's reading less jumbled and so more satisfying than M. Lincoln Schuster's recent 563-page Treasury of the World's Great Letters. Editor Frau Scheu-Riesz groups her letters according to the architectural styles of their periods (Baroque, Rococo, Colonial, etc.) which she thinks they mirror. Scraps from the bundle:

Essayist Richard Steele to Mary Scurlock...

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