This novel picks up the character of the porter at the Victoria station, the one who did not take the famous ""Four-Thirty""...

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THEY WANTED TO LIVE

This novel picks up the character of the porter at the Victoria station, the one who did not take the famous ""Four-Thirty"" and tells how he got his chance, not only of the Continental tour of which he dreamed, but the girl he loved as a wife. Those who liked Victoria Four-Thirty provide a ready-made market for this, and the story itself is a wish fulfillment sort of set-up, for those who visualize Fate handing them a surprise package in the form of winning the Football Pool, or what-have-you? It is a fairy tale come true -- without the eventual happy ending, for money proves their undoing, and chance throws them into fast society in Vienna, the gaiety of the Hungarian life, and a passionate interlude which ends in tragedy. A sure renter.

Pub Date: March 21, 1939

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Macmillan

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1939