In line with the growing interest in Wolfe (the novels reissued by Sun Dial and Modern Library, the Viking Portable, in the last two years) comes this handsome new edition illustrated with 100 pen and ink spots and 12 full page pictures done by Douglas Corsline. The houses, landscapes, and strictly atmospheric illustrations are excellent, and in keeping with the mood of the book. However, few of the many characters have the dignity or even humanity of those in the text. Gant appears a ridiculous old man, Eugene an idiotically staring scarecrow, Eliza small and blank, etc. Even the angel, which appears frequently, seems out of place, and only Ben bears any resemblance to the original. Since the book has been available only in reprints for some time, this gift edition will supply a need for many Wolfe admirers. A beautiful piece of book-making whether the illustrations are to your liking or not.