For Whom the Cloche Tolls

by Angus Wilson. Viking, $6.95. It was first published in 1953, but Mr. Wilson’s disrespectful study of English manners in the 1920s is still funny. The combination of an exuberantly amoral American heroine and the part stufFy, part Bohemian, altogether awful British milieu into which she has married offers a great range of targets; even Henry James gets winged. Illustrations by Philippe Jullian.