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CHLOE MARR by A.A. Milne

CHLOE MARR

By A.A. Milne

Pub Date: Aug. 26th, 1946
Publisher: Dutton

Portrait of a woman- exterior view- as revealed by those who cross her path, who believe they know her. Chloe Marr, London beauty, holds men friends by her charm, attention, and women friends by her warmth and friendliness, but never does she divulge the answer to the speculations about her past and her background. To the men that love her,- an artist, a publisher, men about town, statesmen, she represents all the unattainable of womankind, and while seeming to encourage them, she keeps them at a distance. Her kindness is discovered only through chance by women acquaintances. And her death in a plane accident, leaves only slight clue as to her past history, and extends her legend as mysterious woman. An exercise in tantalizing characterization, indirect, too objective -- and resultantly superficial, intangible to reader as well. For all that, there are moments of warmth and appeal and humor. Will sell on Milne's name.