Marvels and mysteries

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Methuen & Company, 1900 - 352 pages
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Page 36 - A very powerful piece of work. . . . The conception is magnificent, and is likely to win an abiding place within the memory of man. . . . The author has immense command of language, and a limitless audacity. . . . This interesting and remarkable romance will live long after much of the ephemeral literature of the day is forgotten. ... A literary phenomenon . . . novel, and even sublime.'— WT STEAD in the Review of Reviews.
Page 24 - The whole art of war in its historic evolution has never been treated on such an ample and comprehensive scale, and we question if any recent contribution to the exact history of the world has possessed more enduring value.
Page 19 - METHUEN'S PUBLICATIONS Poetry Rudyard Kipling. BARRACK-ROOM BALLADS. By RUDYARD KIPLING. 68tA Thousand. Crown 8vo. 6s. Leather, 6s. net. ' Mr. Kipling's verse is strong, vivid, full of character. . . . Unmistakeable genius rings in every line.' — Times. ' The ballads teem with imagination, they palpitate with emotion. We read them with laughter and tears ; the metres throb in our pulses, the cunningly ordered words tingle with life ; and if this be not poetry, what is ? '—Pall Mall Gazette.
Page 37 - In elegance, delicacy, and tact it ranks with the best of his novels, while in the wide range of its portraiture and the subtilty of its analysis it surpasses all his earlier ventures.
Page 44 - ROBINSON. THE SQUIRE OF WANDALES. By A. SHIELD. A REVEREND GENTLEMAN. By JM COBBAN. A DEPLORABLE AFFAIR. By WE NORRIS. A CAVALIER'S LADYE. By Mrs. DICKER. THE PRODIGALS. By Mrs. OLIPHANT. THE SUPPLANTER. By P. NEUMANN. A MAN WITH BLACK EYELASHES. By HA KENNEDY. A HANDFUL OF EXOTICS. By S. GORDON. AN ODD EXPERIMENT. By HANNAH LYNCH.
Page 38 - That whatever Mr. Baring Gould writes is well worth reading, is a conclusion that may be very generally accepted. His views of life are fresh and vigorous, his language pointed and characteristic, the incidents of which he makes use are striking and original, his characters are life-like, and though somewhat exceptional people, are drawn and coloured with artistic force. Add to this that his descriptions of scenes and scenery are...
Page 27 - ... is a revelation. Altogether the work is one which in solidity, novelty, and interest must take a first rank among publications of its class.
Page 41 - MATTHEW AUSTIN. By WE NORRIS, Author of ' Mademoiselle de Mersac,' etc. Fourth Edition. Crown Svo. 6s. ' An intellectually satisfactory and morally bracing novel.
Page 24 - It is a good book, distinguished by accuracy in detail, clear arrangement of facts, and a broad grasp of principles.

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