The Greater Glory: A Story of High Life

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D. Appleton, 1893 - 472 pages
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Page 476 - Miss Fowler makes her own audience, which, large as it is in England, must be even larger in this country. There is a deeper note in this story than any she has yet sounded. . . . ' The Farringdons ' is, above all else, a proclamation to the world that the religion which Christ brought to humanity is a living power, undiminished in strength, the mainspring of the actions and aspirations of millions of Anglo-Saxons.
Page 474 - The Day of the Buffalo." The reader follows the course of the hero and his friend, a picturesque old army veteran, to the frontier, then found on the Western plains. The author, than whom no one can speak with fuller knowledge, pictures the cowboy on his native range, the wild life of the buffalo hunters, the coming of the white-topped emigrant wagons, and the strange days of the early land booms. Into this new world comes the heroine, whose family finally settles near at hand, illustrating the curious...
Page 479 - It is immense — there is no other word. I've never read anything that equals it in its deep-sea wonder and mystery, nor do I think that any book before has so completely covered the whole business of whale-fishing, and, at the same time, given such real and new sea pictures. I congratulate you most heartily. It's a new world you've opened the door to.
Page 475 - Character drawing and humor of an excellent quality." — Rochester Herald. " Richly humorous, ' The Last Lady of Mulberry ' is one of the most enjoyable little romances we have recently read. It presents a picture of the Little Italy known in all our larger cities in a way that is more effective than any number of serious dissertations.
Page 473 - A portion of our history that has not before been successfully embodied in fiction. . . . Extremely well written, condensed, vivid, picturesque, and there is continual action. ... A rattling good story, and unrivaled in fiction for its presentation of the American feeling toward England during our second conflict.
Page 476 - The excellence of her writing makes . . . her book delightful reading. She is genial and sympathetic without being futile, and witty without being cynical.
Page 477 - ... plain story plainly told by one who knows. Whatever other impression it may convey to the reader, it conveys most strongly the impression of truth. And this plain truth, told in a plain way, is a terrible thing. One can feel all the way through that half the tale — and perhaps the worst half — is left untold, yet such as stands in print is sufficient, and to the reader who cares for something more than the superficial adventurous incident of the book it will not be without its instructive...
Page 466 - All flesh is grass, and the glory of man is as the flower of the field." Fresh and verdant in the morning, it adorns the meadow : the sight is gladdened at its beauty, and it sheds sweet perfumes around. " In the evening it is cut down and withered!" Its glory is departed ; and it tells us that a few hours must suffice for earthly enjoyments.
Page 482 - I have read with great and sustained interest 'The Reds of the South,' which you were good enough to present to me. Though a work of fiction, it aims at painting the historical features, and such works if faithfully executed throw more light than many so-called histories on the true roots and causes of the Revolution, which are so widely and so gravely misunderstood.

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