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Page 380 - ... win the interest and care of every reader. Their simple lives and legends, which shaped and directed them, take the reader clear away from the sensational and feverish and unhealthy romance and give the mind a rest.
Page 380 - New York Commercial Advertiser, The Deemster. $1.50. New copyright edition, revised by the author, " Hall Caine has already given us some very strong and fine work, and ' The peemster' is a story of unusual power. . . . Certain passages and chapters have an intensely dramatic grasp, and hold the fascinated reader with a force rarely excited nowadays in literature.
Page 380 - Hall Caine has the art of being human and humane, and his characters have the strength of elemental things. In ' The Manxman ' he handles large human questions — the questions of lawful and lawless love."— New York Commercial Advertiser.
Page 383 - It is bright without being flippant, tender without being mawkish, and as joyous and as wholesome as sunshine The characters are closely studied and clearly limned, and they are created by one who knows human nature. ... It would be hard to find its superior for all around excellence. . . . No one who reads it will regret it or forget it." — Chicago Tribune. " For brilliant conversations bits of philosophy, keenness of wit, and full insight into human nature. * Concerning Isabel Carnaby
Page 383 - is, above all else, a proclamation to the world that the religion which Christ brought to humanity is a living power, undiminished in strength, the mainspring of the actions and aspirations of millions of Anglo-Saxons.
Page 380 - A powerful novel, inspired by a lofty conception, and carried out with unusual force. It is the greatest thing that Hall Caine has ever attempted.
Page 384 - Dorothea. A Story of the Pure in Heart. I2mo. Cloth, $1.50. " The book is not one to be read hastily or superficially. There are a great number of characters, and they are all living, breathing, thinking men and women, stimulating in their contrast to the sawdust puppets of so much of our contemporary fiction. Mr, Maartens writes from the viewpoint at once of humorist, philosopher, and man of the world.
Page 268 - And He said unto His disciples, It is impossible but that occasions of stumbling should come ; but woe unto him through whom they come : it were well for him if a millstone were hanged about his neck and he were thrown into the sea rather than that he should cause one of these little ones to stumble.
Page 377 - Nancy Stair. A Novel. By ELINOR MACARTNEY LANE, author of " Mills of God." Illustrated. I2mo. Cloth, $1.50. " With very much the grace and charm of Robert Louis Stevenson, the author of ' The Life of Nancy Stair' combines unusual gifts of narrative, characterization, color, and humor. She has also delicacy, dramatic quality, and that rare gift—historic imagination. "
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A Comparative Evaluation of Selected Prose by Maarten Maartens