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Page 16 - A most splendid and fascinating book on a subject of undying interest. The great feature of the book is the use the author has made of the existing portraits of the Caesars and the admirable critical subtlety he has exhibited in dealing with this line of research. It is brilliantly written, and the illustrations are supplied on a scale of profuse magnificence.
Page 28 - The plot is original and one difficult to work out ; but Mr. Parker has done it with great skill and delicacy. The reader who is not interested in this original, fresh, and well-told tale must be a dull person indeed.
Page 27 - A very remarkable book, deserving of critical analysis impossible within our limit ; brilliant, but not superficial ; well considered, but not elaborated ; constructed with the proverbial art that conceals, but yet allows itself to be enjoyed by readers to whom fine literary method is a keen pleasure.' The World. A CHANGE OF AIR. Sixth Edition. 'A graceful, vivacious comedy, true to human nature. The characters are traced with a masterly hand.
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Page 19 - A book which the Elizabethans would have thought wonderful. More thrilling, more piquant, and more human than any novel.
Page 30 - A singularly original, clever, and beautiful story.' Guardian. ' Reveals to us a new writer of undoubted faculty and reserve force.
Page 18 - The main feature of this gorgeous volume is its great wealth of beautiful photogravures and finely - executed wood engravings, constituting a complete pictorial chronicle of Napoleon I.'s personal history from the days of his early childhood at Ajaccio to the date of his second interment.
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