Sketches in Lavender, Blue, and Green (Google eBook)

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H. Holt, 1897 - 337 pages
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Page 343 - 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 raiity to their extravagance. . . . Marks Mr. Hope as a wit, if he were not a romancer.
Page 344 - 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 339 - ... shows a marked advance in dramatic force and rapidity of movement. While his prevailing tone is gay, several of the tales have a strong emotional interest.
Page 344 - 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 343 - 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." Critic.
Page 342 - Symbolism 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 little book." The Hon.
Page 344 - Full of life. The interest never flags. ... It is long since we have read a better novel or one more thoroughly and naturally American.
Page 344 - ... 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 and belief. Stirling's private and domestic story is well knit with that of his public adventures. ... A very good novel.
Page 341 - Certain to attract wide attention . . . thoroughly interesting . . . the spirit of his work is such as to deserve respectful attention from every scientific mind.
Page 343 - Zenda.' . . . 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." Life.

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