Books: RECENT & READABLE, may 26, 1952

Homage to Catalonia, by George Orwell. The Spanish civil war as seen by the author of Nineteen Eighty-Four (TIME, May 19).

Napoleon at St. Helena, by General Henri-Gatien Bertrand. A vivid account of Napoleon's last months, from the journals of his grand marshal (TIME, May 19).

The Time of the Assassins, by Godfrey Blunden. A tale of two fanaticisms—the SS kind and the NKVD kind—in the Ukrainian city of Kharkov (TIME, May 19).

The Golden Hand, by Edith Simon. Life & death in a fictional English village of the 14th century (TIME, April 28).

Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison. A rousingly good first novel about...

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