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Critical Essay by George Dangerfield The armaments industry is a subject which fiction does well to take up; and Mrs. Caldwell's attack [in Dynasty of Death] is handled with the patience and sk... Read more
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Critical Essay by Nona Balakian [In] "The Wide House" Miss Caldwell has begun to question her formula. She has discovered that "a man might find some kindliness ∗ ∗ ... Read more
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Critical Essay by Richard A. Cordell Taylor Caldwell's long, turbulent narratives—one appears every year with the regularity of the almanac or year-book—are very much alike. From ... Read more
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Critical Essay by Mary Mcgrory Will "There Was a Time" cause a rift between Taylor Caldwell and her everloving public? Will that public … mind that she has slapped their wrists in... Read more
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Critical Essay by William Soskin Taylor Caldwell realizes full well the limitations and stupidities of her Melissa [the heroine of Caldwell's "Melissa"], daughter of a philosophic... Read more
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Critical Essay by Charles Lee What will America be like in 1970? Miss Caldwell's [apocalyptic "The Devil's Advocate"] makes Spengler seem cheerful by comparison. In this no... Read more
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Critical Essay by Riley Hughes Up to now Miss Caldwell has been in the habit of simplifying the past, of building her plot and bullying her characters around one idea…. In The Devil's Ad... Read more
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Critical Essay by Granville Hicks If critics took the author of "Never Victorious, Never Defeated" as seriously as she takes herself, articles would have long since appeared on "T... Read more
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Critical Essay by Harrison Smith [Taylor Caldwell] has pursued through sixteen novels almost every aspect of the rise of those multi-millionaire families in the United States Theodore Roosevelt called... Read more
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Critical Essay by Jane Cobb It is impossible to read anything of Taylor Caldwell's without being reminded of the old gag, "He don't sing good, but he sings loud." Miss Cald... Read more
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Critical Essay by Virginia Kirkus' Service In choosing to put emphasis on the early life of Luke the physician, Taylor Caldwell has presented [in Dear and Glorious Physician] quite a different ... Read more
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Critical Essay by Halford E. Luccock [In Dynasty of Death the] author avoids one ready pitfall of the long family-history novel, that of sacrificing everything to breadth and length. There is a stretc... Read more
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Critical Essay by Caroline Tunstall St. Luke, author of the third Gospel and of the Acts, was with St. Paul in Rome and is referred to by him as "the beloved physician." According to tra... Read more
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Critical Essay by Charles Lee Spacious, alive with the bustle of ancient times and places, and illumined by flashes of genuine lyrical intensity, "Dear and Glorious Physician" is the pro... Read more
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Critical Essay by Riley Hughes On page 572 (the final page) [of Dear and Glorious Physician] Miss Caldwell adds this sentence (in parentheses) after her own final sentence of the novel: "Contin... Read more
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Critical Essay by Charles Lee Taylor Caldwell is an angry woman. She tells us so in a candid foreword to her curious new novel ["The Listener"]. Man does not need a new religion, she say... Read more
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Critical Essay by Riley Hughes The Listener is not exactly a novel; it is rather a series of related episodes or tales held together by a slender string of place. The protagonists of these episodes co... Read more
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Critical Essay by Martin Levin When love comes to Caroline Ames Sheldon in Taylor Caldwell's "A Prologue to Love" …, it is page 553, and there are only sixty pages or so to... Read more
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Critical Essay by Annette T. Rottenberg The natural perversity of students can sometimes be turned to good account, as when a student asks (apropos of a discussion about reading habits), "But i... Read more
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Critical Essay by Edith Farr Ridington [A Pillar of Iron] is a long and pretentious novel about Cicero which I found extremely annoying both because of its many inaccuracies (I made note as I read of ... Read more
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Critical Essay by William B. Hill [A Pillar of Iron is an] astonishingly powerful novel based on the life of Cicero. Miss Caldwell obviously admires the great orator, practically making him a pre-Chri... Read more
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Critical Essay by Anthony Boucher ["Dialogues with the Devil"] is an exercise in moral indignation without the mechanics of fiction that customarily camouflage Miss Caldwell's opi... Read more
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Critical Essay by Harold Strauss ["The Eagles Gather"] continues the saga of the Bouchard family, the great armaments clan whose fortunes were first set forth in "Dynasty of Death... Read more
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Critical Essay by The Times Literary Supplement A conversation with the Devil presents a fairly obvious literary temptation, especially perhaps to a Christian, but to anyone who plans to discuss the p... Read more
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Critical Essay by Publishers Weekly No question, [Taylor Caldwell] … can tell an engrossing story. She proves it once again in ["Captains and the Kings," a] gigantic novel about t... Read more
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Critical Essay by Duncan Fallowell Until about three quarters of the way through [Captains and the Kings] I more or less knew what I should be writing about. Now I am not so sure. It seemed to be one ... Read more
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Critical Essay by Best Sellers Big, wordy, sprawling, ["Captains and the Kings"] is probably a thesis novel; there is some loose association with the Kennedy family, though in this insta... Read more
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Critical Essay by Martin Levin Return with Taylor Caldwell to ancient Greece [in "Glory and the Lightning"], where characters in desperation are wont to cry: "Wine, in the name of... Read more
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Critical Essay by Martin Levin "But you can't marry me! You are—Jeremy Porter—a rich man and a lawyer, and I am only a servant girl!" So says Ellen Watson, a beautif... Read more
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Critical Essay by Barbara Sicherman Ceremony of the Innocent is well written, but the plot remains unconvincing. This time the notion of a small group secretly controlling the world is implausible. Th... Read more
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Critical Essay by Publishers Weekly The prolific and best selling Caldwell collaborates with [Jess Stearn in I, Judas], retelling the Judas Iscariot story from an angle that's unusual if not ne... Read more
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Critical Essay by Glenn Mayer The collaboration of Taylor Caldwell and Jess Stearn on their second novel, I, Judas, has resulted in an exceptionally interesting work…. Judas is depicted not as ... Read more
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Critical Essay by Pat Gold [Taylor Caldwell's Bright Flows the River] is anti-establishment, anti-feminist, anti-democracy, anti-family, anti-power, anti-duty, and in fact anti almost everythin... Read more
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Critical Essay by Clifton Fadiman Taylor Caldwell's "Dynasty of Death" succeeded in making munitions manufacturers seem considerably more dramatic than they probably are in actual... Read more
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Critical Essay by Anne Marie Stamford After thirty-two novels it's good to see that Taylor Caldwell hasn't lost her touch. Her superb style of storytelling turns the ordinary theme of Br... Read more
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Critical Essay by Kirkus Reviews Although there's no dearth here of Caldwell's portable sermonettes on such evils as soft living, [Answer As a Man, a] turn-of-the-century Pennsylvania ta... Read more
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Critical Essay by Richard Freedman Taylor Caldwell is a shining exemplar of Grey Power, still churning out highly successful novels in which she loftily pretends the 20th century—at least in fi... Read more
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Critical Essay by Richard A. Cordell ["Dynasty of Death" and its recently-published sequel, "The Eagles Gather,"] have the same theine—the titanic struggle between r... Read more
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Critical Essay by Clifton Fadiman Taylor Caldwell's "The Earth Is the Lord's" … reminds one less of a novel than it does of a particularly grandiloquent opera. All t... Read more
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Critical Essay by Louise Maunsell Field For the background of her new novel, "The Strong City," Taylor Caldwell has chosen the town of "Nazareth," Pa., and the steel indust... Read more
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Critical Essay by Herbert Gorman While "The Arm and the Darkness" by Taylor Caldwell is primarily a long narrative of the physical and spiritual struggles of a young nobleman during the ... Read more
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Critical Essay by The Times Literary Supplement Miss Taylor Caldwell casts her net wide in search of themes and periods for the sort of elaborate fiction she favours…. Nobody need or should des... Read more