Books: The Editors Like


SOME MUST WATCHby Edwin Daly. (Scribner’s, $3.95) Sail, wryly tunny story of a pleasant boy his family, and the small town where they live, the last all too convincing for comfort.
THE DISTANT MUSICby H. L. Davis. (Morrow, $3.95) family chronicle by lhe author of Honey in the Horn; three generations of active frontiersmen with a gift for dazzling invective and delectably eccentric associates.
FATHER JUNIPER AND THE GENERALby Jamas Nornan. (Morrow, $3.75.) The author’s lightly witty style is exactly right for Juniper’s adventures in a Mexican parish rife with odd sins and odder virtures.


THE ROAD TO MONTE CRISTO: A CondknsaTION FROM THE: MEMORIES OF ALEXANDRE DUMAS,by Jules Eckert Goodman. (Scribners, $3.95.) From six rambling volumes. Mr. Goodman has cleverly extracted one volume of narrative as exciting and gay as any of the master’s novels, for Dumas was as extraordinary a fellow as his own musketeers.
THE MAID OF ORLEANSby Sven Stolpe. (Pantheon, $4.00.) Holding that Joan of Are was a true mystic and genuinely supernatural, Mr. Stolpe takes peppery issue with many earlier biographers of the Maid.
THE LIFE OR WILKIE COLLINSby Nuel Pharr Davis. (University of Illinois Press, $5.75.) A step toward repairing the long neglect of Collins, an eccentric Victorian rebel whose construction of mystery stories has not been bettered to this day, and whose other merits are discussed with thoroughness.
THE JOURNALS OR JEAN COCTEAUedited and translated by Wallace Fownlie. (Criterion, $6.00.) Highly subjective and disconnected, but witty, surprising, and full of ideas, these journals are invaluable for students of the versatile Coctcau and his circle, and good reading from any point of view.

The Ancients

THE TESTIMONY OF THE SPADEby Geoffrey Bibby. (Knopf, $(6.75.) The history of man in northern Europe and of the archaeological studies by which his activities have been revealed. Mr. Bibby includes portraits of archaeologists, accounts of scholarly feuds, mistakes, frauds, and triumphs, all reported with a crackling enthusiasm that is beguiling.
MYCENAEby George E. Mylonas. (Princeton University Press, ($7,50.) A careful, complete record of everything discovered at Agamemnon’s ancient capital, where an astonishing, amount has been unearthed since Schliemann’s first spectacular finds. An excellent survey for those especially interested in the site, but on the technical side for the general reader.
STONEHENGEby R. J. C. Atkinson. (Macmillan, $3.50.) After working through a catalogue of rocks and denouncing the Druid myth, Mr. Atkinson settles down to an instructive and entertaining summary of what has been discovered about Stonehenge and its builders, will) enchanting speculations on what has not been discovered and probably won’t be.