Books: Lilies & Languors

VIVE LE ROY—Ford Madox Ford—Lippincott ($2.50).

To readers unaccustomed to Ford Madox Ford's style, Vive Le Roy might seem, almost purposely confusing. It might also seem as if everyone in the book were going about in disguise—Author Ford himself in a rather hasty imitation of E. Phillips Oppenheim. Those who are not too impatient to put up with his sighing way of writing may persevere through his ingenious plot and discover that he has written a thriller. But even Ford fans will not compare Vive Le Roy with Author Ford's War novels. Still...

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