An addition to the monumental work, Men of Good Will, but much less closely linked to character and plot of the others, than its predecessors. The story revolves around a variety of high class pimps and procuresses, of men seeking sexual excitement, and women ready to be amenable. Oh, there are other things -- inner politics of election to the Academy, city politics, etc. But, all in all, it is a pretty low tale, very French in the telling, and contributing little to the rounded picture. The period is just before the war.