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Page 844 - butted' its way in between the literary bars and capered over the book counters to the tune of twelve thousand copies before its publishers could recover their breath. "Every page is as catchy as a bar from a popular song. "The slang is as correct, original and smart as the newest handshake from London. "In the lottery of humorous books 'John Henry' seems to approximate the capital prize.
Page 846 - NY Press. Illustrated, cloth bound, $1.25. THE IRON BRIGADE, a Story of the Army of the Potomac. (Fourth Edition) By General Charles King. Illustrations by RF Zogbaum. , In choosing the subject of this story General King has taken one of the most gallant and heroic organizations of the Civil War, and woven around it many intensely interesting historic scenes. Sketches of Lincoln; Stanton, Grant, Meade and other prominent characters of the time lend much to the holding power of the story. Illustrated....
Page 844 - IT'S UP TO YOU. (soth Thousand) By the author of " John Henry," " Down the Line," etc. A bright, new story by Hugh McHugh, detailing the adventures of his widely known hero, who, after a spirited courtship, is married and tries to settle down. His efforts along these lines are detailed with much humor. This will be one continuous story. Illustrated, attractively bound, 75 cents. BACK TO THE WOODS. (4oth Thousand) By the author of "John Henry," "Down the Line," "It's Tip to You,
Page 845 - Chicago American. Illustrations, cover design and poster by JC Leyendecker. Handsomely bound in cloth, 12mo, $1.50. THE DAY OF PROSPERITY, a Vision of the Century to Come By Paul Devinne. A vivid, startling and original picture of a reconstructed world, a novel with an ingenious plot, and a sparkling and fantastic story of life in the year 2000. A solution of to-day's most mooted problems; differing from Bellamy and kindred thinkrrs, though following somewhat similar lines. A very engrossing novel,...
Page 844 - John Henry," "Down the Line," "It's Up to You " etc. This new "John Henry" book is really the best of the four. It is a complete story in seven chapters, further portrayingthe fortunes and misfortunes of John Henry, Clara Jane, Uncle Peter, Bunch, Aunt Martha and Tacks.
Page 844 - Down the Line with John Henry," "It's Up to You," "Back to the Woods," which combined. have reached a sale of over 240,000 copies. " Out for the Coin is another "Crackerjack Volume of Comedy" in which John Henry and his delightful friends find a new field for their stirring and amusing adventures.
Page 845 - It is a piece of work far better than many of the ' best selling novels ' of recent seasons. Mrs. Wilson proves that she is a vigorous and able veteran of letters, and it will be welcomed by all the quondam admirers of
Page 846 - No more charming historic war story has ever been written. It is Captain King's best, and bearing, as it does, on the great battle of Mission Ridge, although the story is woven in fiction, it adds an invaluable record of that gigantic contest between the two great armies. "The characters are real, their emotions natural, and the romance that is interwoven is delightful. It is wholesome and one of General King's best, if not his best, book." — NY Journal. " From the first chapter to the last page...
Page 843 - ... BLUE By Roland Burnham Molineux. Author of "The Room with the Little Door." An historical romance dealing in a new and absorbing manner with the famous love affairs of Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton. The story opens in Naples, and gives a graphic picture of court life in the gayest of monarchies, in the days immediately following the Battle of the Nile. The story carries the reader to Sicily, to London, where glimpses are had of the beau monde and the old time tavern life, and later to the extended...
Page 845 - HOLT, a Story of the Army of the Cumberland, By GENERAL (Capt.) CHARLES KING. "No more charming historic war story has ever been written. It is Captain King's best, and bearing, as it does, on the great battle of Mission Ridge, although the story is woven in fiction, it adds an invaluable record of that gigantic contest between the two great armies.