20 NOVEMBER 1926, Page 39

The most remarkable novel that has appeared in Paris of

late—Sous he Soleil de Satan—was written by a young and hitherto unknown author, Georges Bernanos. In a few months it has already gone through many editions, and is being widely discussed. This book is an epic of the Church Militant in the anti-clerical France of to-day ; it recalls Huysmans, and even more some of the novels of Balzac, and those who care for France will find in it the expression of one of the permanent sides of French life.