Books: Six Dime Novels

SIX GREAT MODERN SHORT NOVELS (448 pp.)—James Joyce, Herman Melville, Katherine Anne Porter, Nikolai Gogol, Glenway Wescott, William Faulkner—Dell (paperback, 50¢).

The unwary drugstore customer who picks up a shiny paperback called Six Great Modern Short Novels may be disconcerted to discover that it actually contains six great modern short novels. Ordinarily, he may be no more likely to buy the hard-cover editions of these works than he would be to go shopping for a pack of otter hounds or a brocade waistcoat. But if he reads this volume, undeterred by the crepitation of bursting glue from the spine, he will have...

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