Books: The Souls of Multimillionaires

WHAT BECAME OF ANNA BOLTON?—Louis Bromfield—Harper ($2.50).

THE FINAL HOUR—Taylor Caldwell—Scribner ($3).

Author Bromfield and Authoress Caldwell (British-born Mrs. Marcus Reback of Buffalo) are alike in two respects: both have many readers; both have very theatrical ideas of the world. Their latest novels reveal a further likeness. Both authors appear to have thought that a lush subject for fiction would be the regeneration of fabulously rich Americans by war shock.

Bromfield unveils Anna Bolton, daughter of an Ohio scrubwoman, as a glittering creature of wealth in Neville Chamberlain's London. He takes her from this...

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