Books: RECENT & READABLE, Oct. 13, 1952

The Devils of Loudun, by Aldous Huxley. A skillful account of the epidemic of devil-possession which beset the French town of Loudun in the 17th century, and of the rash priest who burned for it (TIME, Oct. 6).

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, which may be just what Ernest Hemingway thinks it is : the best work he has ever done (TIME, Sept. 8).

Sam Clemens of Hannibal, by Dixon Wecter....

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