Nedra

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Grosset & Dunlap, 1905 - Elopement - 343 pages
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An eloping couple is separated when their ship sinks. The woman partners up with a fellow passenger from the trip, thinking her fiancee is dead. The man is marooned on an island with another woman from the ship.
 

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Page 345 - This is a book full of delight. An additional charm lies in Mr. Bull's faithful and graphic illustrations, which in fashion all their own tell the story of the wild life, illuminating and supplementing the pen pictures of the authors."— Literary Digest.
Page 345 - A brilliant chapter in natural history. Infinitely more wholesome reading than the average tale of sport, since it gives a glimpse of the hunt from the point of view of the hunted. " True in substance but fascinating as fiction. It will interest old and young, city-bound and free-footed, those who know animals and those who do not.
Page 349 - Price, 75 cents per volume, postpaid. THE PRIDE OF JENNICO. Being a Memoir of Captain Basil Jennico. " What separates it from most books of its class is its distinction ' of manner, its unusual grace of diction, its delicacy of touch, and the fervent charm of its love passages. It is a very attractive piece of romantic fiction relying for its effect upon character rather than incident, and upon vivid dramatic presentation." — The Dial. "A stirring, brilliant and dashing story.
Page 345 - ... romance of the folk of the forest — a romance of the alliance of peace between. a pioneer's daughter in the depths of the ancient wood and the wild beasts who felt her spell and became her friends. It is not fanciful, •with talking beasts ; nor is it merely an exquisite idyl of the beasts themselves. It is an actual romance, in which the animal characters play their parts as naturally as do the human. The atmosphere of the book is enchanting.
Page 345 - The reader feels the undulating, whimpering music of the forest, the power of the shady silences, the dignity of the beasts who live closest to the heart of the wood. THE WATCHERS OF THE TRAILS. A companion volume to the
Page 346 - McCutcheon, with color frontispiece, and other illustrations by Harrison Fisher. ( The story of an elopement of a young couple from Chicago, who decide to go to London, travelling as brother and sister. Their difficulties commence in New York and become greatly exaggerated when they are shipwrecked in mid-ocean. The hero finds himself stranded on the island of Nedra with another girl, whom he has rescued by mistake. The story gives an account of their finding some of the other passengers, and the...
Page 348 - ZELDA DAMERON. With portraits of the characters by John Cecil Clay. " A picture of the new West, at once startlingly and attractively true. * * * The heroine is a strange, sweet mixture of pride, wilfulness and lovable courage. The characters are superbly drawn ; the atmosphere is convincing. There is about it a sweetness, a wholesomeness and a sturdiness that commends it to earnest,, kindly and wholesome people." — Boston Transcript. GROSSET & DUNLAP, Publishers, . . New York BRILLIANT AND SPIRITED...
Page 345 - ... spell and became her friends. It is not fanciful, with talking beasts ; nor is it merely an exquisite idyl of the beasts themselves. It is an actual romance, in which the animal characters play their parts as naturally as do the human. The atmosphere of the book is enchanting. The reader feels the undulating, whimpering music of the forest, the power of the shady silences...
Page 346 - Burt, a New England lad, goes West to seek his fortune and finds it in gold mining. He becomes one of the financial factors and pitilessly crushes his enemies. The story of the Stock Exchange manipulations was never more vividly and engrossingly told. A love story runs through the book, and is handled with infinite skill.
Page 348 - A novel of romance and adventure, of love and valor, of mystery and 'jiidden treasure. The hero is required to spend a whole year in the isolated house, which according to his grandfather's will shall then become his. If the terms of the will be violated the house goes to a young woman whom the will, furthermore, forbids him to marry.

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