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John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1897 - English fiction - 256 pages
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Page 263 - DAVIDSON (JOHN). PLAYS : An Unhistorical Pastoral ; A Romantic Farce ; Bruce, a Chronicle Play ; Smith, a Tragic Farce ; Scaramouch in Naxos, a Pantomime, with a Frontispiece and Cover Design by AUBREY BEARDSLEY.
Page 268 - ST. CYRES (LORD). THE LITTLE FLOWERS OF ST. FRANCIS : A new rendering into English of the Fioretti di San Francesco. Crown 8vo.
Page 264 - Fea (Allan). THE FLIGHT OF THE KING : A full, true, and particular account of the escape of His Most Sacred Majesty King Charles II. after the Battle of Worcester, with Sixteen Portraits in Photogravure and over 100 other Illustrations.
Page 266 - GEORGE MEREDITH: Some Characteristics. With a Bibliography (much enlarged) by JOHN LANE, portrait, etc. Fourth Edition. Cr. 8vo. Purple cloth. 5s. 6d. net. THE RELIGION OF A LITERARY MAN.
Page 257 - This is a collection of eight of the prettiest short stories that have appeared for many a day. They turn for the most part on feminine traits of character ; in fact, the book is a little psychological study of woman under various circumstances. The characters are so admirably drawn, and the scenes and landscapes are described with so much and so rare vividness, that one cannot help being almost spell-bound by their perusal.
Page 270 - Thimm (Carl A.). A COMPLETE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF FENCING AND DUELLING, AS PRACTISED BY ALL EUROPEAN NATIONS FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE PRESENT DAY. With a Classified Index, arranged Chronologically according to Languages.
Page 263 - DE TABLEY (LORD). POEMS, DRAMATIC AND LYRICAL. By JOHN LEICESTER WARREN (Lord De Tabley). Illustrations and Cover Design by CS RICKETTS.
Page 267 - Mrs. Meynell's papers are little sermons, ideal sermons, — let no one uninstructed by them take fright at the title, — they are not preachments ; they are of the sermon's right length...
Page 257 - The work of a woman who has lived every hour of her life, be she young or old. . . . She allows us, like the great artists of old, Shakespeare and Goethe, to draw our own moral from the stories she tells, and it is with no uncertain touch or faltering hand that she pulls aside the curtain of conventional hypocrisy which hundreds of women hang between the world and their own hearts. . . . The insight of the writer into the curious and complicated nature of women is almost miraculous.
Page 257 - The book is true to human nature, for the author has genius, and, let us add, has heart. It is representative ; it is, in the hackneyed phrase, a human document.

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