Books: Recent & Readable, Feb. 13, 1950

Burmese Days, by George Orwell. Reissue of a fine early novel by the author of Nineteen Eighty-Four; a sharp, amusing and often exciting story of native intrigue and white men's burdens in a Burmese village (TIME, Feb. 6).

The Horse's Mouth, by Joyce Gary. That rare thing, a first-rate comic novel; the final volume of a wise, hilarious trilogy about a modern Moll Flanders, an eccentric country gentleman and a scapegrace painter (TIME, Feb. 6).

Bring Out Your Dead, by J. H. Powell. The horror and heroism of Philadelphia's yellow-fever plague in 1793 (TIME,...

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