Books: Marquand Wife

THE SUCCESS (370 pp.)—Helen Howe—Simon & Schuster ($3.95).

What John Marquand has done for the ambitious Harvardman in rebellion against his New England background, Boston-born-and-bred Helen Howe* sets out to do for the Harvardman's ambitious wife.

Fun-loving Maggie Fraser comes from the socially acceptable environs of Beacon Hill, with Faneuil blue blood on her mother's side. Maggie herself is bouncy and bossy enough to have been a queen bee at Vassar ('22). She is no beauty, but to some masculine eyes she flashes with the radiance of a "Fourth-of-July sparkler." From Vassar. Maggie marches...

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