What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Anna answered Anthony Hope asked aunt baby beautiful blessed called cap string carriage Cassy cheeks child Colonel color cretia curls Daniel deacon dear mother door Dorcas sat Edition Edward H Elizabeth Fry eyes face faith fear felt Friends gentle George Evans George Townsend girl grandpire gray hand heard heart Henri Beauclaire HENRY HOLT Honora hour humor husband Jane Spencer Jim Whiffles ladies laughed Letitia lips look Lord Lucretia Lucretia Mott meeting ment morning mother dear Mountain muslin ness never night once Pamely perhaps poor Prisoner of Zenda QUAKER GIRL QUAKER IDYLS QUAKER WEDDING romance Sarah Sidney seat seemed sisters smile soul speak spoke story strange sweet talk tall tears tell thee thee knows thee think thing thought tion told turned Uncle Joseph voice walk Wendell Phillips wife wish thee woman words young
Page 228 - 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 reader's attention from first to last.
Page 229 - * 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, gives reality to their extravagance. . . Marks Mr. Hope as a wit, if he were not a romancer."— Nation.
Page 27 - FG by the hand, did on this solemn occasion declare, that he took her to be his wife ; promising, through Divine assistance, to be unto her a faithful and loving husband, until...
Page 228 - More plentifully charged with humor, and the plot is every whit as original as that of Zenda . . . returns to the entrancing manner of ' The Prisoner of 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...
Page 234 - Many a ponderous and voluminous work o_n mediaeval history and art, requiring months for its study, is really far less valuable than this little book.
Page 233 - Certain to attract wide attention; . . . thoroughly interesting. . . . The spirit of his work is such as to deserve respectful attention from every scientific mind.
Page 229 - Displays a piquant ingenuity of invention. It is all very impossible and very fascinating. . . The reader is kept constantly alert for new developments, which are never quite what is anticipated. Like all the rest of the author's books, it provides capital entertainment.
Page 228 - Edition. With portrait and notice of the author. " A highly clever performance, with little touches that recall both Balzac and Meredith. ... Is endowed with exceeding originality."— New York Times.