Pearl-Maiden: A Tale of the Fall of Jerusalem

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Longmans, Green, 1902 - Jerusalem - 463 pages
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User Review  - MamaTo7 -

A friend recommended this book to me and I found it to be a riveting story. A bit slow in the beginning, as you sort out the characters and get into the time period but Oh! so worth it. This book is a ... Read full review

User Review  - Hannah -

Pearl Maiden is a tale of courage and bravery set in the faith-testing times during the destruction of Jerusalem and 70 A.D. Miriam's courage is sorely tried as she is mercilessly persecuted for her ... Read full review

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Page 191 - A voice from the east, a voice from the west, a voice from the four winds, a voice against Jerusalem and the holy house, a voice against the bridegrooms and the brides, and a voice against this whole people!
Page 176 - And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations : and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
Page 468 - Those who read Mr. Stanley J. Weyman's * Castle Inn ' with delight, will find in his ' Sophia ' an equally brilliant performance, in which they are introduced to another part of the Georgian era. . . . Mr. Weyman knows the eighteenth century from top to...
Page 466 - that, great as Conan Doyle and Stanley Weyman are in the field of romance, in the art of sheer, unadulterated storytelling, Rider Haggard is the master of them all. ' Swallow ' is an African story, a tale of the Boers and Kaffirs and Zulus, and it grips the attention of the reader from the very beginning and holds it steadily to the end. The tale is told by an old Boer woman, ' the Vrouw Botmar,' and it is a masterpiece of narration.
Page 468 - ' Sophia,' his latest, is also one of his best. A delightful spirit of adventure hangs about the story ; something interesting happens in every chapter. The admirable ease of style, the smooth and natural dialogue, the perfect adjustment of events and sequences conceal all the usual...
Page 465 - It is a thrilling tale of adventure and sacrifice, with a substantial love element and strong side lights upon the history of the people of the Netherlands during the period in which the masterly drawn characters move. It is told in a captivating style with never-flagging interest, and is by all odds the best story, as it will probably be the most popular, that this author has written.
Page 176 - Then let them that are in Judaea flee unto the mountains; and let them that are in the midst of her depart out; and let not them that are in the country enter therein. For these are days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.
Page 468 - Weyman knows the eighteenth century from top to bottom, and could any time be more suitable for the writer of romance ? . . . There is only one way to define the subtle charm and distinction of this book, and that is to say that it deserves a place on the book shelf beside those dainty volumes in which Mr. Austin Dobson has embalmed the very spirit of the period of the hoop and the patch, the coffee-house, and the sedan chair. And could Mr. Stanley Weyman ask for better company for his books than...
Page 468 - The characters also are well realized. . . . ' Sophia ' is a decidedly interesting novel. . . . The tale moves swiftly, hurrying on from the town to the heath, from hatred to love, from imprisonment on bread and water to diamonds . . . and a dozen other things. Sophia, the heroine, is a bundle of girlish foolishness and charms. 4 Sophia,' the book, is a bundle of more or less extraordinary episodes woven into a story in the most beguiling manner."— NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April, 190o.

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