"I was held, as they say, enthralled, all the way. . . It could hardly be better written. Wilder was born with a gold fountain pen in his mouth. Theophilus North is continually wise, entertaining, and in the old phrase, "a reading experience." Malcolm Cowley
Wilder's last novel and in many ways, his best. Life among the rich, as lived by a young man who learns how to help and heal both them and the people who provide them with service. If you don't know Wilder, this one is a good place to start.