The Uncle of an Angel and Other Stories

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Harper & brothers, 1891 - 287 pages
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Page 289 - Woolson's writing which invests all her characters with lovable qualities.— Jewish Advocate, NY Miss Woolson is among our few successful writers of interesting magazine stories, and her skill and power are perceptible...
Page 288 - ... the lucky striking of a popular fancy, but that it rests upon enduring qualities that are developing more and more richly year by year Richmond State. It is evident that the author has imagination in an unusual degree, much strength of expression, and skill in delineating character. — Boston Journal. There are few young writers who begin a promising career with so much spontaneity and charm of expression as is displayed by Miss Rives.— Literary World, Boston. The trait which the author seems...
Page 288 - A BROTHER TO DRAGONS, AND OTHER OLD-TIME TALES. Post 8vo, Cloth, Extra, $1 00. VIRGINIA OF VIRGINIA. A Story. Illustrated. Post 8vo, Cloth, Extra, $1 00. One is permitted to discover qualities of mind and a proficiency and capacity in art from which something new and distinctively the work of genius may be anticipated in American literature. — Boston Globe. Miss Rives has imagination, breadth, and a daring and courage oftenest spoken of as masculine. Moreover, she is exquisitely poetical, and her...
Page 60 - Good or bad," says Paul, with a promising forestalling of marital authority in his voice, " I shall be very much obliged if you will not repeat it while I am away, Lenore." For a moment she looks mutinous ; then, at the sight of the green sea, the steamers, and the thoughts that both suggest, melts utterly. " I will not — I will not ! " she cries, eagerly. " Do you think I shall have time for jokes ? I shall spend all my days and...
Page 288 - BO complete and astonishing as at once to give her fame. How well she has sustained and added to the reputation she so suddenly won, we all know, and the permanency of that reputation demonstrates conclusively that her success did not depend upon the lucky striking of a popular fancy, but that it rests upon enduring qualities that are developing more and more richly year by year.— Richmond State.
Page 287 - Miss Wilkins's stories is in her intimate acquaintance and comprehension of humble life, and the sweet human interest she feels and makes her readers partake of, in the simple, common, homely people she draws. — Springfield Republican, There is no attempt at fine writing or structural effect, but the tender treatment of the sympathies, emotions, and passions of no very extraordinary people gives to these little stories a pathos and human feeling quite their own.
Page 3 - ON YOUR DEAR LITTLE BALD SPOT." cially dangerous dinner betrayed heroic possibilities in his nature which, being otherwise directed, would have won for him glory upon the martial field. In minor matters — that is to say, in all relations of life not pertaining to eating — Mr. Port was very much what was to he expected of him from his birth and from his environment.
Page 43 - Mr. Van Rensselaer Livingstone! Why so it is! How perfectly delightful! I know him very well. Uncle Hutchinson. He was in Nice the last winter we were there; and he broke the bank at Monaco; and he played that perfectly absurd trick on little Prince Sporetti — cut off his little black mustache when Prince Sporetti was — was not exactly sober, you know, and gummed on a great red mustache instead of it; and then, before the Prince was quite himself again, took him to Lady Ormsby's ball. All Nice...
Page 37 - Mr. Brown became somewhat confused, "I heard somewhere that there is to be a hop to-night, and while that sort of thing is pretty stupid for you and me, it isn'ta bit stupid for a young and pretty girl like her. So suppose we take her, old man ?" As this amazing proposition was advanced by his elderly friend, Mr. Port's anger and astonishment were aroused to"AND BEFORE MR. PORT COULD RALLY HIS FORCES THEY HAD ENTERED THE CARRIAGE A.VD HAD 'DRIVEN AWAY.
Page 61 - I'm not at all old, yet I know, of course, that I am not exactly what can be called young — but in love sensibly and rationally. She wants to take care of me, she says, the dear child !" (Mr. Port grunted.) "And she has such clever notions in regard to my health. When we are married — how strange and how delightful it sounds, Hutch ! — she says that we will go immediately to Carlsbad, where the waters will do my rheumatism a world of good ; and from there, when I am better, we will go on to...

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