1932 review of Caroline Gordon’s PENHALLY

PENHALLY“The prose of PENHALLY is disciplined… The quality of the writing, with its cumulative emotional effect, sustains the novel in those places where one feels dissatisfaction with certain technical details—for instance, the repeated psychological cut-back. In all justice, it must be said that Miss Gordon is one of our few contemporary novelists who possess a gift and conscience for style.” —Robert Penn Warren, “Not Local Color.” Virginia Quarterly Review (Winter, 1932)



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