Books: Bestseller Revisited, Feb. 14, 1955

THE VIEW FROM POMPEY'S HEAD (409 pp.) — Hamilton Basso — Doubleday ($3.95).

In Point of No Return, by J. P. Marquand, a successful New York banker was forced by a business complication to return to his New England home town for the first time in 19 years. So home he went, dipping back into his shingles and salt-spray origins, reassessing his whole adult life and redreaming his youthful dreams before fully waking up to the present.

In The View from Pompey's Head, by Hamilton Basso, a successful New York lawyer is forced by...

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