Books: RECENT & READABLE, Mar. 16, 1953

The Happy Rural Seat, by George Lanning. A brilliant first novel on the subject of the unlived life, with searching variations on the Henry James theme (TIME, March 9).

A Good Man, by Jefferson Young. The story of a Mississippi Negro who decides to paint his house, and white at that (TIME, March 9).

Prince of Players, by Eleanor Ruggles. The tragic and tempestuous life of Edwin Booth, most famed actor of his day (TIME, March 2).

The Plantation, by Ovid Williams Pierce. A skillful story, quietly told, about a self-forgetting Southern family man (TIME, March 2).

The Colditz Story, by P. R. Reid. Prisoners...

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