Books: Maid

MAIDS AND MISTRESSES—Beatrice Kean Seymour—Knopf ($2.50).

Making several novels out of what is rightly one is a common enough literary device, but giving readers several novels in the dress of one is good measure, tramped down and running over. Such generosity Authoress Seymour here accords her readers. By the simple expedient of making her central character sympathetic and true she keeps the story from splitting wide apart. Her education in life (particularly sex) constitutes the story, in lots of episodes.

The sex motif makes its appearance at the beginning of Sally Dunn's life. She...

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