Books: RECENT & READABLE, Sep. 29, 1952

The Man on a Donkey, by H. F. M. Prescott. Vivid fictional chronicle of the 16th century Yorkshire rising against Henry VIII (TIME, Sept. 22).

The Old Man and the Sea. A masterfully written story about a Cuban fisherman, which may be just what Ernest Hemingway thinks it is: the best work he has ever done (TIME, Sept. 8).

Sam Clemens of Hannibal, by Dixon Wecter. The late editor of the unpublished Mark Twain Papers shows how much Clemens' youth contributed to the golden dream of boyhood in Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn (TIME, Sept. 1).

The Canterbury Tales. A versification by Nevill Coghill,...

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