The Canterbury Tales. A versification by Nevill Coghill preserves the lusty tone of the original Chaucer in a rendering as up-to-date as the conversation of a 20th century Oxford don (TIME, Aug. 11).
Journey to the Far Pacific, by Thomas E. Dewey. A discerning and lively narrative of the governor's travels in 17 countries (TIME, July 21).
Matador, by Barnaby Conrad. Latest addition to the small shelf of good books about bullfighters (TIME, June 30).
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl. How eight Jews escaped the Gestapo for two years by hiding in an Amsterdam office building; recorded in the memorable journal...