SELA by Holmes Alexander


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Light, amusing, an apt picture of a milieu, though a trifle overspun. Social romance of the Baltimore encrusted aristocrats, of a longstanding feud between two stubborn old gentlemen, and of its solution in the next generation. There is, on the one side, , charming, courtly, with vested social position and no cash, one of the ""setting sons"" with the courage of his pride. And, on the other side, there is Commodore Cutler, crude, bluff, direct, a millionaire through a formula given him by Rushrod, and socially ostracized. His grandchildren come to live with him and the Commodore buys the services of his enemy's daughter as go-between. The end is fairly routine, but the steps thereto are good entertainment.

Pub Date: April 15th, 1942
Publisher: Harper