THE PASSION LEFT BEHIND by Lewis Crolin Masefield


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By John Masefield's son who died during the war, and introduced fondly by his father, this is a first and last novel which is rather an intensive, extensive characterization of some unattractive, undeserving members of a London publishing house. There is Mr. Upton, its head, who after achieving commercial success, wishes also to achieve intellectual distinction; Fielding, imported as editorial director with that end in Upton's mind; and particularly Alex Durness, of anonymous antecedence and indifferent education, as he hopes to gain superiority over his former friend and rival Edward, fails, and reduced to hate and humiliation, he resigns from Upton's... The accuracy of insight here, precise as it may be, does not save it from monotony and monotonous it is.

Pub Date: Sept. 30th, 1947
Publisher: Macmillan