Books: RECENT & READABLE, Nov. 3, 1952

Men at Arms, by Evelyn Waugh. An increasingly serious satirist turns to World War II for a theme and a Christian gentleman for a hero; the first volume of a trilogy (TIME, Oct. 27).

Prisoner of Grace, by Joyce Gary. The story of Nina Nimmo and her lifetime bargain with two men; a new novel by one of the liveliest writers alive (TIME, Oct. 20).

The Man on a Donkey, by H. F. M. Prescott. Vivid, fictional chronicle of the 16th century Yorkshire rising against Henry VIII (TIME, Sept. 22).

The Old Man and the Sea. A masterfully written story about a Cuban fisherman,...

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