The Silver Poppy: A Novel
"The hero is a young Englishman--a graduate of Oxford--who has recently come to the United States. Although of high literary ideals and of real poetical ability, he is obliged to earn a living as a hack writer in New York. He becomes acquainted and finally falls in love with Cordelia Vaughan, an attractive young woman who has won fame and fortune as the author of a novel ("The Silver Poppy"), which is in reality not her own work, but that of a man who bequeathed the manuscript to her on his deathbed. In fact, Cordelia Vaughan ... is nothing but a literary imposter"--New England Magazine. Vol. 29, No. 5, Book Notes.
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Page 294 - Philadelphia Bulletin. The Trespasser. $1.25. "Interest, pith, force, and charm — Mr. Parker's new story possesses all these qualities. . . . Almost bare of synthetical decoration, his paragraphs are stirring because they are real. We read at times — as we have read the great masters of romance — breathlessly." — The Critic. The Translation of a Savage. $1.25. " A book which no one will be satisfied to put down until the end has been matter of certainty and assurance." — The Nation. Mrs....
Page 231 - What act proved all its thought had been ? What will but felt the fleshly screen? We ride and I see her bosom heave. There's many a crown for who can reach. Ten lines, a statesman's life in each! The flag stuck on a heap of bones, A soldier's doing ! what atones ? They scratch his name on the Abbey-stones.
Page 294 - Another historical romance of the vividness and intensity of 'The Seats of the Mighty ' has never come from the pen of an American. Mr. Parker's latest work may without hesitation be set down as the best he has done. From the first chapter to the last word interest in the book never wanes; one finds it difficult to interrupt the narrative with breathing space. It whirls with excitement and strange adventure.
Page 294 - The Seats of the Mighty' has never come from the pen of an American. Mr. Parker's latest work may without hesitation be set down as the best he has done. From the first chapter to the last word interest in the book never wanes ; one finds it difficult to interrupt the narrative with breathing space. It whirls with excitement and strange adventure. . . . All of the scenes do homage to the genius of Mr. Parker, and make ' The Seats of the Mighty ' one of the books of the year.
Page 298 - I2mo. Cloth, gilt top, $1.25. " This tale will win success because it appeals to all lovers of romance. ' ' — Philadelphia Item. " An agreeable novelette, wholesome, and secure in unostentatious charm." — Boston Advertiser. The Talk of the Town. A Neighborhood Novel. By ELISA ARMSTRONG BENGOUGH, Author of " The Teacup Club,
Page 293 - The fertility of invention and ingenuity is as fresh as in the early stories, and perhaps Mr. Stockton never came nearer to success in trying to keep a long story together to the end without digressions or a break in the plot. The heroine is a charming girl, her married hostess still more charming, and there are plenty of others the reader will be glad to meet. " Mrs. Stockton's sketch of her husband gives us a glimpse of a lovable and delightful personality and shows the author at work just as the...
Page 296 - A delightful book for one fond of love affairs, interspersed with duels and other thrilling adventures." — Chicago Chronicle. The Millionaires. Paper, 50 cents ; cloth, $1.00. A Gray Eye or So. Paper, 50 cents ; cloth, $1.00. D.
Page 297 - Vera is a marvellous piece of womanhood." — London Star. Those Delightful Americans. By Mrs. EVERARD COTES (Sara Jeannette Duncan), author of "An American Girl in London," "A Voyage of Consolation,
Page 295 - The mystery of the plot is the principal charm. — Brooklyn Eagle. " The book is full of action, and it would be hard to find anything dull in the whole story." — Worcester Spy. "Of more than usual interest and strength, and in the psychological study of character it is very strong.
Page 94 - It had not taken Hartley long to find that the United News Bureau was looked on with considerable contempt, with even hatred, by the ordinary New York newspaper writer. These upholders of sometimes dubiously conventional journalism made it a rule always to refer to the bureau as " the Boiler-Plate Factory," and night and day they watched it with suspicious eyes for evidences of violated copyright.