Books: P.R.B.

POOR SPLENDID WINGS—Frances Winwar—Little, Brown ($3.50).

Today's generation is beginning to look back on the Victorian Age with a kinder eye than its fathers did. The late Lytton Strachey et al. laid the 19th Century's haunting ghost with many a mocking exorcism; succeeding scholars are now finding a sympathetic task in recreating its soul. A sign of the times, this latest study of Poet-Painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti and his earnest men is a credit not only to its authoress' heart but to her scholarship and her mind. Poor Splendid Wings got the pre-eminence over...

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