THE WINGS OF THE MORNING by Edward S. Hyams

THE WINGS OF THE MORNING

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KIRKUS REVIEW

One of these ""idea"" books, built on contemporana, social and political, with plot coming in third, and falling flat because of extreme intellectualizing of situations. A suicide brings a group of people into juxtaposition; circumstances make them heir to a fund to form a society for the preservation of good forces in an evil-ridden world. A Utopian society is formed; the locale shifts from England to the Basque country; the aim of the group seems to be wholly unresolved. The author reveals himself as an idealist, a liberal, a humanitarian; he writes challengingly at moments; but his characters are psychoanalytical test tubes, and his eccentric characters run away with his story.

Pub Date: June 14th, 1939
Publisher: Little, Brown