Books: Seven Against the Continent

BEDFORD VILLAGE—Hervey Allen—Farrar & Rinehart ($2.50).

This novel is Volume II of a massive work, The Disinherited, in which the author of Anthony Adverse is reconstructing a fictional history of the early U.S. in a series of six books roughly corresponding to the stages in which the colonial frontier jumped from the Atlantic Seaboard across the Appalachian Mountains.

Volume I, The Forest and the Fort (TIME, April 5, 1943), was laid in Pennsylvania's Delaware Valley country. In Volume II the frontier has advanced to the Juniata. The Forest and the Fort chiefly concerned the adventures of Salathiel Al-bine, who was kidnapped and brought...

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