ANGEL CASEY by Charles Bonner


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Legacy was a fairly good, substantial family piece; this second novel, slighter by far, is a pleasant to read story of a girl intended to embody the best qualities of womanhood. As such, it is sentimental, glorified, but nice. Angel Casey, who marries at sixteen, has a child, loses her young husband, and quickly adopts another child, is the incarnation of young womanhood, with great physical beauty, warmth, a flair for children, and a recklessly loving nature, She moves, children, animals and all, with her father-in-law, Joe, to the grotesque Gothic castle he built some years ago, in a small New England town-who consider it an affront. Joe, shanty Irish, romantic, extravagant, is ill equipped to meet the snobbery of the New Englanders. Angel falls in love with John, sardonic, disillusioned after fighting abroad, and eventually brings him around. Not too real-but should sell a little and rent more easily.

Pub Date: Oct. 6th, 1941
Publisher: Knopf