The Honorable Peter Stirling and what People Thought of Him

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H. Holt, 1897 - 417 pages
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Page 276 - You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.
Page 425 - Europe. The story of the Italian revolutionary movement ... is full of such incidents as the novelist most desires . . . this novel is one of the strongest of the year, vivid in conception, and dramatic in execution, filled with intense human feeling, and worked up to a tremendously impressive climax.
Page 422 - A glorious story, which cannot be too warmly recommended to all who love a tale that stirs the blood. Perhaps not the least among its many good qualities is the fact that its chivalry is of the nineteenth, not of the sixteenth, century ; that it is a tale of brave men and true, and of a fair woman of to-day. The Englishman who saves the king ... is as interesting a knight as was Bayard. . . . The story holds the reader's attention from first to last.
Page 422 - The whole game of playing at revolution is pictured with such nearness and intimacy of view that the wildest things happen as though they were every-day occurrences. . . . Two triumphs of picturesque description — the overthrow and escape of the President, and the night attack on the bank.
Page 425 - An historical novel permeated with a deep religious interest in which from first to last the story is dominant and absorbing. . . . ' The Gadfly ' is a figure to live in the imagination." The New York Herald: " An exceptionally clever story, eminently fresh and original. The author has a capital story to tell, and he tells it consummately well. . . . The beaten track has not allured him, and the characters to whom he introduces us are not such as we meet in every-day novels. This is the crowning...
Page 425 - One of the most interesting phases of the history of Nineteenth Century Europe. The story of the Italian revolutionary movement; ... is full of such incidents as the novelist most desires; . . . this novel is one of the strongest of the year, vivid in conception, and dramatic in execution...
Page 425 - We have read this peculiar romance with breathless interest; ... a romance of revolutionary experiences in Italy; lifelike, stirring, picturesque, a story of passion, sacrifice, and tragic energy.
Page 422 - More plentifully charged with humor, and the plot is every whit as original as that of Zenda . . . returns to the entrancing manner of 'The Prisoner of Zenda.' . . . The whole game of playing at revolution is pictured with such nearness and intimacy of view that the wildest things happen as though they were every-day occurrences.
Page 424 - TENEMENT TALES OF NEW YORK. By JW SULLIVAN. SLUM STORIES OF LONDON. (Neighbors of Ours ) By HW NEVINSON. THE WAYS OF YALE.
Page 425 - ... The story of the Italian revolutionary movement ... is full of such incidents as the novelist most desires . . . this novel is one of the strongest of the year, vivid in conception, and dramatic in execution, filled with intense human feeling, and worked up to a tremendously impressive climax." The Critic : "An historical novel permeated with a deep religious interest in which from first to last the story is dominant and absorbing. . . ' The Gadfly ' is a figure to live in the imagination.

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