Books: Gentle Dew

THE HOUSE IN PARIS — Elizabeth Bowen—Knopf ($2).

Elizabeth Bowen's progress as a novelist has been no less remarkable than the lack of attention her progress has aroused. Though it was obvious from her first book that she was an exceptionally gifted writer she has had the unfortunate faculty of frightening plain readers away. Her first novel, The Hotel, was bitterly amusing; To the North (TIME, March 13, 1933) was chillingly clever. But readers who had not yet discovered her or had not been scared off by her icy intelligence found in...

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