Books: RECENT & READABLE, Dec. 5, 1955

Notre-Dame of Paris, by Allan Temko. The biography of a cathedral, often as soaring as its spires (TIME, Nov. 28).

The Life of Rudyard Kipling, by C. E. Carrington. Author Carrington has taken up the biographer's burden, and sent forth the best yet on Kipling (TIME, Nov. 28).

Papa Married a Mormon, by John D. Fitzgerald. A pleasant, mock-bucolic Western memoir in the vein of an Agnes de Mille ballet scored for six-guns (TIME, Nov. 28).

The Letters of George Santayana, edited by Daniel Cory. The late great philosopher in informal but brilliant asides on...

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