Books: Beaucaire Exhumed

WANTON MALLY—Booth Tarkington—Donbleday, Doran ($2). Thirty-two years ago, Booth Tarkington hit the popular fancy in a vital spot with a sentimental trifle called Monsieur Beaucaire. Publishers, like children, want their entertainers to do it again. Often enough the entertainer would if he could, but too often the magic virtue has gone out of him. Wanton Mally makes pleasant enough reading, but. . . . M. de Grammont, banished from the French Court, whiles away exile in Charles II's London, soon finds a partner for his madcap follies in Jinny Wilmot, an attractively...

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