MASKS AND FACES: A Book of Stories by Phyllis Bottome

MASKS AND FACES: A Book of Stories

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Nineteen short stories, of varying degrees of interest and excellence. The psychological note struck in many of them lifts them out of the level of the average collection, but on the whole, I should not say that this was Phyllis Bottome's best medium. Too often, the stories stay in the memory as a pattern for a story, rather than a complete unit, though the theme of conflict is recurrently stressed. I liked best those that did not pretend to be patterned stories, -- The Ruling Passion, Fixtures, Next Door.

Pub Date: June 12th, 1940
Publisher: Little, Brown