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Enchanting book through all 597 pages! It's a love story, a literary journey and a peek into the world of the book trade from many angles. It was refreshing to meet with an heroic protagonist and not ... Read full review
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Page 604 - 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 601 - This is a good detective story, and it is the better because the part of the hero is not filled by a member of the profession. . . . The reader will not want to put the book down until he has reached the last page. Most ingeniously constructed and well written into the bargain."— A'.
Page 602 - A humorous love story of a beautiful American and a gallant Englishman who stoops to conquer. Two almost human automobiles play prominent parts. There are picturesque scenes in Provence, Spain and Italy. " Altogether the best automobile story of which we have knowledge, and might, serve almost as a guide-book for highway travel from Paris to Sicily.
Page 601 - Professor Dicey recently said, 'If you like a detective story take care you read a good detective story.' This is a good detective story, and it is the better because the part of the hero is not filled by a member of the profession. . . . The reader will not want to put the book down until he has reached the last paee. Most Ingeniously constructed and well written Into the bargain.
Page 602 - With numerous full-page pictures by EDWARD PENFIELD, and several reproductions of photographs of the scenes. $1.50 A humorous romance of travel on the " Continent," in which the leading characters are again a charming American girl and a susceptible Englishman. About half the travel is by automobile; the rest is an Alpine walking tour. The route is through northern France and Switzerland to the Italian Lakes, thence among the Valois Alps to Nice and Monte Carlo. Three large printings were required...
Page 599 - Especially interesting; . . . many amusing situations." — Public Opinion. " The naivete of the book is inimitable. . . . That marvelous, appalling, mad thing named genius, at once the despair of those who do and those who do not possess it, is here pictured with extraordinary fascination and power." — Chicago Tribune. "Uncommon power distinguishes it; ... a curiously interesting book." — Chicago Record-Herald. "A work of usual character; . . . entirely original in its scope.
Page 600 - Red-Headed Gill By RYE OWEN. 4th printing. $1.50 Red-Headed Gill is a splendid young: country gentlewoman of Cornwall. Under a weird East Indian influence she is forced to live over again part of the life of a beauty of the days of Queen Bess— the famous Gill Red-Head.
Page 601 - The Marathon Mystery the author is in even firmer command of the trick. He is skillful in keeping his reader in suspense, and every element in it is cunningly adjusted to preserving the mystery inviolate until the end.
Page 603 - Twain and Jacobs* The Belted Seas By ARTHUR COLTON A story of the wild voyages of the irrepressible Captain Buckingham in Southern seas. Not the least attractive of its features are the occasional snatches of verse. izmo, $1.50 New York Evening Post : "A whimsical Odyssey. . . . What Jacobs has done for the British seaman, Colton has done for the Yankee sailor.