Books: Recent & Readable, Apr. 3, 1950

Nothing, by Henry Green. An amusing inquiry into the paradox of solemn youth and flaming age in postwar Britain, by the author of Loving (TIME, March 27).

A Degree of Prudery, by Emily Hahn. A skillful biography of prim 18th Century British Novelist Fanny Burney, with Samuel Johnson and King George III, among others, as supporting characters (TIME, March 27).

Charles Dickens and Early Victorian England, by Robin Cruikshank. Informal chapters on the sturdy characters and irritating characteristics of Queen Victoria's energetic subjects (TIME, March 20).

The Outlander, by Germaine Guevremont. What happens when...

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