TO THE MOMENT OF TRIUMPH by Pamela Frankau

TO THE MOMENT OF TRIUMPH

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Anglo-American relations in emotional and sometimes extravagant terms lace the love affair of hard hating Harry Levitt, war-born cartoonist, and Celia Baron, gently born and wealth surrounded daughter of the omnipotent J. G. Baron, self made British tycoon. Baron buys Levitt to condition English readers against America; Levitt's transplanting is shadowed by the restraint of Tony and Liz, children of Baron's second marriage, and their neighbor Carey, and Cella's refusal to carry on their affair, and it is not until Tony's death that he is able to free himself of Baron's bondage. Celia does the same when her husband refuses divorce and walks off with her money, and it is through Levitt and life with him in America, that they both struggle for their independence. Carey, learning how he has been betrayed by Baron and living with the lie that it is Levitt's drawing which has made his memorial to Tony such a success, is the one who holds the key to Levitt's revenge- a revenge which he does not take and which gives Carey back his integrity. And Baron is left with no personal puppets to manipulate. A fairly plush production of certain feminine consumption. Preferred rental bait.

Pub Date: Jan. 21st, 1952
Publisher: Harper