Books: The New Man

ORDERS OF CHIVALRY (320 pp.)—Peter Vansittart—Abelard-Schuman ($4).

"There are crises when people lose their skeletons and dwindle to a mess of unresolved aims, regrets, opportunities." And it is in such crises that the aimless look hungrily around in search of men who dazzle, hypnotize, even defraud them by sheer audacity. That is the text of British Novelist Peter Vansittart's latest novel (his first to be published in the U.S. was The Game and The Ground—TIME, May 6, 1957). Orders of Chivalry is witty, satirical, and one of the toughest, most trenchant novels to come out of Britain in recent years. Author Vansittart...

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