Books: Books of the Fortnight

MEN ARE UNWISE — Ethel Mannin — Knopf ($2.50). Undistinguished novel about "lower middle-class" Londoners, done in a lower middle-class manner.

FAMILY CRUISE — Helen Ashton — Doubleday, Doran ($2.50). A Mediterranean cruise, family problems, happy endings. Author Ashton's Dr. Serocold promised better things.

FINNLEY WREN — Philip Wylie — Farrar & Rinehart ($2.50). A determined effort to make the story of a Manhattan advertising man something new and strange; a febrile failure.

KALEIDOSCOPE — Stefan Zweig — Viking ($3). Thirteen stories by an author who is clever but does not deserve to...

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