Brueton's Bayou

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J.B. Lippincott, 1888 - Book jackets - 209 pages
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Page 216 - Critic. *** For sale by all Booksellers, or will be sent by mail, postage prepaid, on receipt of the price by JB LIPPINCOTT COMPANY, Publishers, Nos. 715 AND 717 MARKET STREET, PHILADEL -HIA. AURORA. By Mary Agnes Thicker, author of " The Jewel in the Lotus,
Page 212 - It is one of the most intense, concentrated, compact novels of the day. . . . And the work has the minute fidelity of the author of the ' Initials,' the dramatic unity of Reade, and the graphic power of George Eliot.** — Columbus, Ohiot Journal. GOLD ELSIE. " 'Gold Elsie* is one of the loveliest heroines ever introduced to the public." — Boston Advertiser. " A charming book. It absorbs your attention from the title-page to the end.
Page 213 - Violetta,' as adapted by Mrs. Wister, is a clever novel. The characters: are clear-cut, natural, and strong. The situations are full of interest, the dialogue is bright and vigorous. The heroine is a particularly happy conception, worked out with much skill. There is decided power in the book, and a delicacy of manipulation so rare as to be very agreeable. Mrs. Wister has so skilfully adapted the story that it could not read more smoothly if it had been written in English.
Page 216 - Is an uncommonly good story of love and sport. It is, first of all, entertaining. There is not a dull line in the whole story, nor a paragraph to be skipped. The book is full of merriment.
Page 215 - This is a graphic, dramatic, and pathetic 'homely narrative,' as it calls itself, of Virginia life before^ during, and after the war. It is racy of the soil, and abounds in strong touches of local character as well as picturesque and eloquent description. It is one of the best of the fast multiplying novels of Southern life, and gives abundant material for the study of Southern human nature.
Page 213 - Violetta;' while the character-drawing throughout is very strong and artistic, the charming little heroine is presented with exquisite beauty. The plot of the story is worked out in a manner to hold the closest interest, and the local coloring as well as the character-drawing is beautifully artistic, while the sentiments of the story oan but meet the approval of the most exacting.
Page 213 - This is a charming story, and, although romantic in tone, preserves the natural to an eminent degree. It is a story of German high life, and, of course, cannot be prosaic. In giving this book to the public, Mrs. Wister has made an excellent selection from German light literature. It is a book that everybody can read with pleasure and profit.
Page 212 - The novel-reading public of the United States owe a debt of gratitude to Mrs. AL Wister for her translations from the German, partly for the judgment she has always shown in her selection of authors to be translated, and partly for the skill and taste that has always characterized her versions, or adaptations, if indeed it would not be better to call them her improvements of the originals.
Page 214 - Lotus," etc. Illustrated. 12mo. Extra cloth. $1.25, " It is a story so delicately wrought, so artistically perfect, that one reads it with a delight that deepens into fervor and enthusiasm. It is a story of Italian life, — of love, of intrigue, of despair, of aspiration. It is full of dramatic situations, and of subtle, pervasive power.
Page 216 - A story that is well calculated to hold the reader's interest from beginning to end. The style is good." — Savannah News. " A very interesting story of English life, the characters being well sketched and the plot skilfully developed." — Washington (DC) Public Opinion. VERA NEVILL; Or, Poor Wisdom's Chance. " There is unusual force in this novel. The character of the heroine is drawn with great power, while the incidents fit into each other with rare skill, leading up to the denouement with an...

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