Books: Travel & Taboos

SOPHOMORES ABROAD—Charles Macomb Flandrau—Appleton-Century ($2).

Almost 40 years ago Charles Macomb Flandrau published a book of college stories called Harvard Episodes, in which undergraduates were described realistically for the first time in U. S. fiction. The book created a minor sensation, even brought its young author a friendly six-page letter from Assistant Secretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt. Promptly taken up by Saturday Evening Post, Author Flandrau continued to write, less frankly, a series of sketches dealing with college life in general, with two amiable, intelligent, irresponsible Harvard boys in particular. Last...

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