Books: Recent & Readable, Jul. 31, 1950

Two Adolescents, by Alberto Moravia. Two Italian boys in the perils of puberty. Avoiding the perils of bathos, Author Moravia (Woman of Rome) keeps his storytelling clear and dry (TIME, July 24).

Orley Farm, by Anthony Trollope. Country life in Victorian England with a full-blown Trollopean cast of characters and enough novelist's insight to equip a dozen contemporary fictioneers; re-issued as the first of a new Trollope series (TIME, July 10).

Follow Me Down, by Shelby Foote. How a God-fearing Mississippi farmer is seized by temptation and driven to murder; a taut little novel of...

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