A Thousand of the Best Novels

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1904 - Best books - 48 pages
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Page 3 - 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 5 - ... 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 43 - ... each. Wilde Three colonial boys. Three young continentals. Two young patriots. True, JP Iron Star $1.50. Little Scouting for Washington $1.50 Little Vaile, Mrs. Charlotte M. Orcutt girls $1.50. Wilde Sue Orcutt Sequel to The Orcutt girls $1.50. Wilde Ward, Elizabeth SP Gypsy series $.40 each. Dodd Gypsy Breynton. Gypsy's Cousin Joy. Gypsy's year at the Golden Crescent. Gypsy's sowing and reaping. Ward, HD New senior at Andover $1.25. Lothrop Warner, CD Being a boy $.60. Houghton White, Eliza...
Page 26 - Eliza (L.) Joshua Davidson $.25. Methuen London, Jack. Call of the wild $1.50. Macmillan Seawolf $1.50. Macmillan Son of the Wolf; tales of the far North $1.50. Houghton Long, JL Madame Butterfly, and other stories. .$1.25. Century Prince of illusion [and other stories] $1.25. Century Loti, Pierre, pseud. see Viaud, LMJ Lover, Samuel. Handy Andy $1.00. Little Rory O'More $1.00. Little Lummis, CF New Mexico David and other stories. $1.25. Scribner Lush, CK Federal judge $1.25. Houghton Luska, Sidney,...
Page 43 - Houghton Wiggin, Mrs. Kate D. (S.) Bird's Christmas carol. $.50. Houghton Timothy's quest $1.00. Houghton Woolsey, Sarah C. (Susan Coolidge). Eyebright $1.25. Little Katy books $1.25 each. Little What Katy did. What Katy did next. What Katy did at School. Williams, JL Adventures of a freshman $1.25. Scribner Wyss, JD Swiss family Robinson $1.00. Little Yechton, Barbara, pseud., see Krause, Lydia F. Yonge, Charlotte M. Armourer's prentices $1.25. Macmillan Prince and the page $1.25. Macmillan FOLK...
Page 4 - Are there not principles of literary criticism which one may learn, and then may apply and then may see fiction humbly classify itself into best, good, poor and bad before one's eyes ? Because novels pass from the best to the worst by an infinite series of minute gradations are we estopped from saying of any one, this is in the upper ranks, of another, 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...
Page 44 - Scribner Wyss, JD Swiss family Robinson $1.00. Little Yechton, Barbara, pseud., see Krause, Lydia F. Yonge, Charlotte M. Armourer's prentices. .. .$1.25. Macmillan Prince and the page $1.25. Macmillan FOLK LORE, MYTHS AND FAIRY TALES. Andersen, HC Fairy tales $1.00. Houghton Stories $1.00. Houghton Arabian nights $.60. Houghton Asbjornsen, PC Fairy tales from the North. .$2.00. Armstrong Tales from the fjeld $1.75. Putnam Bain, RN tr. Cossack fairy tales $2.00. Stokes Baldwin, James. The horse fair...
Page 33 - Martha $1.25. Scribner Lady or the tiger? and other stories $1.25. Scribner Late Mrs. Null $1.25. Scribner Rudder Grange $2.00. Scribner Squirrel inn $1.25. Century Stories by American authors. lOv $.75 each. Scribner Stories by English authors. lOv $.75 each. Scribner Stories by foreign authors. lOv $.75 each. Scribner French. 3v. German. 2v. Italian. Iv. Polish, Greek, Belgium, Hungarian. Iv. Russian. Iv. Scandinavian. Iv. Spanish. Iv. Stowe, Mrs. Harriet E. (B.) Oldtown folks. .$1.50. Houghton...
Page 36 - Tales of an engineer $1.25. Scribner Warner, CD Golden house. Sequel to Little journey in the world $2.00. Harper Little journey in the world $1.50. Harper That fortune. Sequel to The golden house. . . .$1.50. Harper Waterloo, Stanley. Story of Ab $1.50. Doubleday Watson, JM (Ian Maclaren.) Beside the bonny brier bush. $1.25. Dodd Webster, HK Roger Drake $1.50. Macmillan Webster, HK & Merwin, Samuel. Calumet "K.
Page 40 - Oakleigh $1.25. Harper Dix, Beulah M. A little captive lad $1.50. Macmillan Soldier Rigdale $1.50. Macmillan Dodge, Mrs. Mary E. (M.) Donald and Dorothy $1.50. Century Hans Brinker $1.50. Scribner Duncan, Sarah J., see Cotes, Mrs. Sarah C. Edgeworth, Taylor & Barbauld. Waste not, want not and other stories $.20. Heath Eggleston, Edward. Hoosier school boy $1.00. Scribner Eggleston, GC Big brother $1.25. Putnam Wreck of the Redbird $1.25. Putnam Ewing, Mrs. Juliana H. (G.) Mary's meadow $.50. Little...

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