Books: The Look of Angels

LINES OF LIFE (153 pp.)—François Mauriac— Farrar, Straus & Cudahy ($3.50).

Robert Lagave's angelic face was his misfortune. Men and women alike seemed unable to keep their hands or affections off him. His rule of life was never to resist an impulse, and he grew up to be nothing but "a pet animal trained to eat from many hands." He was only 23, but since his 18th birthday "had been agonizingly aware that he was growing older." When he fell ill in Paris, a princess offered her villa in Cannes for his convalescence. Instead, Robert chose to go back to his ancestral...

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