Books: Daydream

ISLANDIA—Austin Tappan Wright—Farrar & Rinehart ($3).

He was a busy professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania, the head of a family, gregarious, a voracious reader of books on travel and poetry. To those who knew him best, the late Austin Tappan Wright seemed the last man in the world to have much time to spare.

Yet when he died in 1931 he left behind him, in some 5,000 handwritten pages, a bulk of secret work which might have sweated the remotest of recluses. Even as reduced to portable size by his daughter Sylvia,...

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