Fitzgerald, S. M.
October 1953
New Republic;10/26/53, Vol. 129 Issue 13, p20
The article discusses the book "Cecile," by Benjamin Constant. Fear was almost the only force sufficiently strong in Constant to bring him to any decisive action in the course of his fifteen years of vacillation between two remarkable ladies, each of them resolved to have him for her. He set it all down, with lucid insight and great candor, in this little novel. It is a morbid enough decisiveness and selfishness, and cruelty, but the light that plays about it, the light of Constant's discernment and wit, becomes in itself the remembered quality of the book.


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