In Plain Air (Google eBook)

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Henry Holt, 1897 - 296 pages
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Page 302 - The whole game of playing at revolution is pictured with such nearness and intimacy of view that the wildest things happen as though they were every-day occurrences. . . . Two triumphs of picturesque description — the overthrow and escape of the President, and the night attack on the bank. The charmingly wicked Christina is equal to anything that Mr. Hope has done, with the possible exception of the always piquant Dolly.
Page 301 - His relations with women were of unconventional sincerity and depth. . . Worth reading on several accounts." The Dial : " One of the strongest and most vital characters that have appeared in our fiction. . . A very charming love story. To discern the soul of good in so evil a thing as Municipal politics calls for sympathies that are not often united with a sane ethical outlook ; but Peter Stirling is possessed of the one without losing his sense of the other, and it is this combination of qualities...
Page 302 - A glorious story, which cannot be too warmly recommended to all who love a tale that stirs the blood. Perhaps not the least among its many good qualities is the fact that its chivalry is of the nineteenth, not of the sixteenth, century ; that it is a tale of brave men and true, and of a fair woman of to-day. The Englishman who saves the king ... is as interesting a knight as was Bayard. . . . The story holds the readers attention from first to last.
Page 301 - Floods of light on the raison d'etre^ origin, and methods of the dark figure that directs the destinies of our cities. . . So strongly imagined and logically drawn that it satisfies the demand for the appearance of truth in an.
Page 299 - By W. FRASER RAE. With an Introduction by Sheridan's great-grandson, the Marquess of Dufferin. With portraits. 2 vols., 8vo, $7.00. "A story of romantic and human interest.
Page 301 - Commands our very sincere respect; . . . there is no glaring improbability about his story; . . . the highly dramatic crisis of the story. . . . The tone and manner of the book are noble. . . . A timely, manly, thoroughbred, and eminently suggestive book." The Review of Reviews : "His relations with women were of unconventional sincerity and depth. . . . Worth reading on several accounts/* The Dial: " One of the strongest and most vital characters that have appeared in our fiction. ... A very charming...
Page 301 - Telling scenes and incidents and descriptions of political organization, all of which are literal transcripts of life and fact— not dry irrelevancies thrown in by way of imparting information, but lively detail, needful for a clear understanding of Stirling's progress from the humble chairmanship of a primary to the dictator's throne. . . . In the use of dramatic possibilities Mr. Ford is discreet and natural, and without giving Stirling a heroic pose, manages to win for him very hearty sympathy...
Page 301 - Commands our very sincere respect . . . there is no glaring improbability about his story . . . the highly dramatic crisis of the story. . . . The tone and manner of the book are noble. . . . A timely, manly, thoroughbred, and eminently suggestive book.
Page 299 - WAGNER. $1.00 net. •Russian politics. By HERBERT M. THOMPSON. With maps. $2.00. " Most intelligible and interesting." — Atlantic Monthly. animal Svmbolism in Ecclesiastical architecture. By EP EVANS. With 78 Illustrations. $2 net. " Many a ponderous and voluminous work on mediaeval history and art, requiring months for its study, is really far less valuable than this l1ttle book.
Page 302 - Told with an old-time air of romance that gives the fascination of an earlier day; an air of good faith, almost of religious chivalry, givees rality to their extravagance. . . . Marks Mr. Hope as a wit, if he were not a romancer.

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