Books: Wild Welshman

OWEN GLENDOWER — John Cowper Powys—Simon & Schuster ($5).

The chief use of most historical novels is to improvise high chairs for small dinner guests. Owen Glendower is tactfully printed on thin paper and split into two portable volumes, as if the intention were that it be read. But in other respects it runs true to type. It is longer than most good books (938 pages); it is padded (the story hardly starts in the first 100 pages). All it lacks to be perfectly in the vogue is a jingoistic theme.

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