THE BEAUTIFUL WOMAN by Sophie Kerr

THE BEAUTIFUL WOMAN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Sophie Kerr does a semi-serious in this story of Washington, Baltimore and environs, with two sisters as the central figures. One is the self-sacrificing, responsible sister, the other the spoiled beauty, who is the ""gimmie girl"" of the old pattern. She takes her sister's only beau, he kills himself to provide her with the wherewithal she demands, while she goes on to two more marriages, leaving the child of the first marriage with Jenny. What happens when she returns eventually to claim him is the climax of a story with solid upholstery and none too alluring a build-up, with the text the old adage, ""handsome is as handsome does"". Rentals, probably, but little more.

Pub Date: Aug. 22nd, 1940
Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart