In India

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Holt, 1896 - India - 268 pages
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Page 270 - Floods of light on the ration d'ttre, origin, and methods of the dark figure that directs the destinies of our cities. ... So strongly imagined and logically drawn that it satisfies the demand for the appearance of truth in art. . . . Telling scenes and incidents and descriptions of political organization, all of which are literal transcripts of life and fact...
Page 270 - To discern the soul of good in so evil a thing as Municipal politics calls for sympathies that are not often united with a sane ethical outlook: but Peter Stirling is possessed of the one without losing his sense of the other, and it is this combination of qualities that make him so impressive and admirable a figure. . . . Both a readable and an ethically helpful book.
Page 116 - The intelligent, whose body is spirit, whose form is light, whose thoughts are true, whose nature is like ether, omnipresent and invisible, from whom all works, all desires, all sweet odours and tastes proceed; he who embraces all this, who never speaks, and is never surprised...
Page 270 - One of the strongest and most vital characters that have appeared in our fiction. ... A very charming love-story. To discern the soul of good in so evil a thing as Municipal politics calls for sympathies that are not often united with a sane ethical outlook: but Peter Stirling is possessed of the one without losing his sense of the other, and it is this combination of qualities that make him so impressive...
Page 270 - Stirling's progress from the humble chairmanship of a primary to the dictator's throne. ... In the use of dramatic possibilities. Mr. Ford is discreet and natural, and without giving Stirling a heroic pose, manages to win for him very hearty sympathy and belief. Stirling's private and domestic story is well knit with that of his public adventures. ... A very good novel.
Page 267 - Worthy of the highest praise. . . . Not a piece of clever book-making, but the result of a large amount of serious study and thorough research. . . . We commend his book as a very valuable account of a very interesting people.
Page 272 - Kerner's work in English will do much toward bringing- modern botany before the intelligent public. We need more of this kind of teaching that will bring those not professionally interested in botany to some realization of its scope and greatinterest." Professor/. E, Humphrey : '* It ought to sell largely here to colleges and public libraries, as well as to individuals, and I can heartily commend it." John M. Macfarlane^ Professor in University of Pennsylvania. : " It is a work that deserves a wide...
Page 272 - For the first time we have in the English language a great work upon the living plant, profound, in a sense exhaustive, thoroughly reliable, but in language simple and beautiful enough to attract a child. . . The plates are most of them of unusual beauty. Author, translator, illustrators, publishers, have united to make the work a success," HENRY HOLT & CO., 29 West 23d Street, New York.
Page 270 - A fine, tender love story. . . A very unusual, but, let us believe, a possible character. . . Peter Stirling is a man's hero. . . Very readable and enjoyable." The Independent : " Full of life. The interest never flags. . . It is long since we have read a better novel or one more thoroughly and naturally American.
Page 156 - Here lies HENRY LAWRENCE, Who tried to do his duty. May the Lord have mercy on his soul ! Born 28th of June 1806.

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