THE SECOND PRINCE by Thomas Bell

THE SECOND PRINCE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The story of a youth who sets out to find adventure (in which gaiety must needs a play a part) and beauty (in other and distant fields). And what does he find? Disillusionment, grimness, ugliness -- and he isn't even sure he has found love. So, after wandering over the face of the globe for three years, and trying out life in New York, he goes back to Jericho and the house his father had left him on Indian Hill. There, discovering that the same objections that drove him forth are still rife, and that the girl he had once thought he could marry makes him realize that the girl he had left in New York was a part of his inner life, he finds himself, and puts his quest behind him. A more than promising book, essentially young but vital and easy reading, though not overwhelmingly original in plot or denouement. Sell to those who liked Not To Eat, Not For Love -- and, perhaps, those who liked Appointment in Sama.

Pub Date: March 7th, 1935
Publisher: Putnam