Fiction: Recent Books: Oct. 25, 1937

GREATHOUSE — Edward Eyre Hunt —Harcourt, Brace ($2.50). A new wrinkle in U. S. historical novels. Hugh Great-house, a socially conscious Every Little Man, who ages only five years in each 25, arrives in Salem during witchcraft days, remains for the Revolutionary War, the Aaron Burr conspiracy, the Gold Rush, the march of Coxey's Army, the World War. Of such ventures into this swampy field, Virginia Woolf's Orlando is the only one that has not bogged down.

THE TRIAL — Franz Kafka — Knopf ($2.50). Simply told, simply incomprehensible surrealist horror story about...