Books: Mixed Fiction, Oct. 17, 1955

THESE LOVERS FLED AWAY, by Howard Spring (483 pp.; Harper; $4.50), starts at the turn of the century with a handful of corny characters in a Cornish setting, then marches through all the pomp, circumstance, sweat and tears of three generations of 20th century Britain. Playwright Chad Boothroyd, the hero, loves Rose Garland. Rose, a rather dreary dreg of tea, is invariably presented to the reader in a gown of crimson silk, which invariably seems to have a fetish effect upon Chad. Ultimately, Chad gets Rose, but only after she 1) lives with Eustace Hawke, a sensational poet with more than...

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