A Stumbler in Wide Shoes [a Novel] (Google eBook)

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H. Holt, 1896 - 411 pages
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Page 417 - 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 art. . . Telling scenes and incidents and descriptions of political organization, all of which are literal transcripts of life and fact...
Page 417 - ... highly dramatic crisis of the story. . . The tone and manner of the book are noble. . . A timely, manly, thoroughbred, and eminently suggestive book.
Page 416 - * 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 417 - ... explain the meaning of the real or fabulous animals which have been put to decorative uses in ecclesiastical architecture, tracing the growth of religious symbolism in its various phases, and furnishing some curious illustrations of religious caricature.'* The Outlook* ON PARODY.
Page 416 - Zenda,' but in no way repeats that story. . . Nineteenth-century adventures though they are, they are told with an old-time air of romance that gives them 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." The Atlantic Monthly : "Is as brimful of incidents, as rapid in movement, and as entertainingly improbable [as * Zenda ']. . . Will be read at a sitting by a multitude...
Page 417 - Crown 8vo, cloth, 3$. net ; paper, zs. 6d. net. ANIMAL SYMBOLISM IN ECCLESIASTICAL ARCHITECTURE. By EP EVANS. With a Bibliography and Seventy-eight Illustrations, crown 8vo, os.
Page 418 - Press. RUSSIAN POLITICS. By HERBERT M. THOMPSON. An account of the bearing of Russian geography and history on Russian politics, and of the bearings of the latter on questions of world-wide interest. Large I2mo, $2.00.
Page 417 - Vigorous, thoughtful, and well-written." London Sat. Review. " As brilliant a sketch as we have seen for many a day." Nation. " It is by far the most important history published.

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