A Thousand of the Best Novels

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Baker Printing Company, 1908 - Best books - 36 pages
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Page 4 - If printing was a happy thought and books are not a curse, then novels must be praised. They belong with the dramas and the poems, among the good things which make our heritage ; which unite men by community of thought and feeling ; which make it a joy to have the art of reading; and give us simple pleasures, strong emotions, knowledge of our fellows, and sympathy with all mankind. One may live well and be happy and read no stories ; but most are wiser, happier and worth more to their fellows for...
Page 8 - It seems that about 700 novels may be classed as obviously "good." We think almost any reader would put about 700 of the books in this list in a list of the thousand best which he might compile. About the other 300, opinions would widely differ. These 700 were sent, with a note of explanation, to a' number of the librarians of the State, with the request that they criticize and add. On the basis of their replies a few titles were dropped from the first 700. From the titles suggested for addition...
Page 6 - ... this is in the lower ranks? Within certain limits, yes. Is there no way of telling a good novel when you see one? No, there is not. A good general guide in art, in belles-lettres, in fiction, poetry and drama is this: Those things which have pleased the most people for the longest time are the better. . . The old books, then, which have long been read and enjoyed are probably worth reading again. And of the newer books those are more likely to be worth reading which people with experience, sensitive...
Page 2 - Cossitt Library, Memphis, Tenn. 200 Feb., 1905, Nebraska Public Library Commission. 250 Feb., 1905, Scrantom, Wetmore & Co., Rochester, NY 1,000 Feb., 1905, Forbes Library, Northampton, Mass. Feb., 1905, Reprinted in the New Hampshire Bulletin of Public Libraries. 1,000 Mar., 1905, Toledo, Ohio, Library. 100 Mar., 1905, Minnesota State Library Commission. 1,000 Apr., 1905, Washington, DC, Library.
Page 30 - Told in the hills $1.00. Rand Sage, William. Robert Tournay $1.50. Houghton Sand, George, pseud. see Dudevant, Mme. Amantine, LA (D.) Sandeau, LSJ Catherine $1.25. Cupples Scheffel, JV von. Ekkehard, 2v $1.25. Holt Schreiner, Olive (Ralph Iron). Storv of an African farm. $.60. Little Schubin, Ossip, pseud. see Kirschner, Lola. Schultz, Jeanne. Story of Colette $1.50. Appleton Scott, HS (Henry Seton Merriman). Barlasch of the Guard. $1.50. McClure The sowers $1.25. Harper With edged tools $1.25. Harper...
Page 10 - ... Houghton Bacheller, IA D'ri and I $1.50. Harper Bagot, Richard. Casting of nets $1.50. Lane Baker, WM His Majesty, myself $1.00. Little Balestier, CW Benefits forgot $1.50. Appleton Balzac, Honore de. Cesar Birotteau $1.50. Little The Chouans $1.50. Little Country doctor $1.50. Little Cousin Pons $1.50. Little Eugenie Grandet $1.50. Little Magic skin $1.50. Little Pere Goriot $1.50. Little Quest of the absolute same as The alkahest and The alchemist $1.50. Little Seraphita $1.50. Little Banks,...
Page 29 - Open question $1.50. Stokes Roche, JJ Her majesty the king $1.25. Badger Rohlfs, Mrs. Anna K. (G.) Circular study $1.25. McClure Leavenworth case $1.25. Putnam Woman in the alcove $1.50. Bobbs Rosegger, PK Forest schoolmaster $1.50. Putnam Ruffini, GD Doctor Antonio $1.50. Dillingham Runkle, Bertha. Helmet of Navarre $1.50. Century Russell, GW & Sichel, Edith. Woodhouse correspondence. $1.25. Dodd Russell, WC Marooned $1.00. Rand Sailor's sweetheart $1.25. New Amsterdam Wreck of the "Grosvenor.
Page 14 - The moonstone $1.25. Harper New Magdalen $1.25. Harper Woman in white $1.25. Harper Coloma, Luis. Currita $1.50. Little Colton, AW Port Argent $1.50. Holt Connolly, JB The seiners $1.50. Scribner Connor, Ralph, pseud. see Gordon, CW Conrad, Joseph. Lord Jim $1.50. McClure Nostromo $1.50. Harper Typhoon $1.00. Putnam Cooke, JE Surry of Eagle's Nest $1.50. Dillingham Cooper, JF Leather stocking tales: The deerslayer $1.25. Macmillan The pathfinder $1.25. Macmillan Last of the Mohicans $1.25. Macmillan...
Page 20 - Halevy, Ludovic. Abbe Constantin $1.25. Dodd Marriage for love $1.25. Dodd Parisian points of view $1.00. Harper Hamblen, HE (Frederic Benton Williams). General manager's story $1.50. Macmillan On many seas $1.50. Macmillan Hardy, AS But yet a woman $1.25. Houghton Passe Rose $1.25. Houghton Wind of destiny $1.25. Houghton Hardy, Thomas. Far from the madding crowd. . $1.50. Harper Mayor of Casterbridge $1.50. Harper Pair of blue eyes $1.50. Harper Return of the native $1.50. Harper Tess of the D'Urbervilles...
Page 2 - Evanston, 111., Library. 750 Mar., 1906, Newark, NJ, Library. 3,000 (Revised.) July, 1906, Newark, NJ, Library. 1,000 (Revised.) Aug., 1906, Toledo, Ohio, Library. 1,000 (Revised.) Aug., 1906, Reuben McMillan Library, Youngstown, Ohio. 300 (Revised.) Aug., 1906, St. Joseph, Mo., Library. 500 (Revised.) Aug., 1906, Braddock, Pa., Library. loo (Revised.) Oct., 1906, Indianapolis, Ind., Library. 200 (Revised.) Nov., 1906, Rockford, 111., Library.

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