The Jalasco brig

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Anthony Treherne, 1902 - Adventure stories, Australian - 299 pages
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Page 303 - ... romance of reality, and intensely human. The author entirely succeeds in making her readers ' feel ' China, and especially when the hour of danger has struck. Into the easy life of the English society of Shanghai, with its exotic effect, which Mrs. Little conveys so perfectly, the terror comes. And in a moment the understrain of the tragic in feeling rises to the full tone of the tragic in fact. The suddenness and the savagery of the irruption of a dreadful danger into the frivolous scene with...
Page 300 - It signifies but the power to feel, deeply combined with an intellect capable of embodying feelings into language, and of conveying images of truth and beauty from the heart of the writer to the heart of the reader.
Page 301 - He paints with a full brush and strong colours. The result is a forceful picture of a hero whose grim tenacity is relieved by delightful touches of a lighter vein — somewhat sardonic, it is true, but extremely mirth-provoking.
Page 302 - It is scarcely credible that those pretty, well-bound volumes may be had at such a moderate price. They are a pleasure to hold and to read from.
Page 302 - JOHN HALIFAX, GENTLEMAN. By Mrs Craik. 2. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. By Jane Austen. 3.
Page 301 - The stories are all readable, not a few worth reading twice.

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