Once again, a reliable representation of the middle class and a which this time argues around the question of whether With...

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THE PLEASANT MORNING LIGHT

Once again, a reliable representation of the middle class and a which this time argues around the question of whether With the war foreshortening the field considerably, Hanna, Paulie and Stacy- all cousins- are still unmarried in their middle twenties. Hanna and Pauline lose no opportunity to avoid spinsterdom, but it is Stacy who prefers her independence, the chance at a career. Paulie after a disappointing correspondence with a gentleman from General Delivery, Scranton, gets her chance to marry Newt Kippe, twice divorced and tabloid-notorious. Hanna, for security, marries Timothy whom she doesn't love. Both complacent in having achieved marital status if not romantic happiness, do not realize what is happening to Stacy- as under the pressure of her parents and the persistence of Lenny, she agrees to marry Lenny, then is driven to suicide by her total subordination... The assurance, the competence, the recognizability of theme as before, but with even less gilding of her lilies, guarantees a market for this if one that is largely rental, solely feminine.

Pub Date: March 24, 1948

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Whittlesey

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1948