Books: Princes & Potentates

THE EDWARDIAN ERA—André Maurois—Appleton-Century ($3).

As befits France's most successful living writer and foremost Anglophile, André Maurois moves with dignity and tact through this Edwardian picture gallery. Sobered by his position and his responsibilities as a guide, Author Maurois is careful not to indulge his Gallic lightness but he does occasionally point a faintly ironic anecdote. As he passes from portrait to portrait, only one is able to draw phrases of condemnation from his respectfully admiring lips. All good Edwardians will applaud his taste. Author Maurois gives it as his considered opinion that...

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