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REVIEW OF REVIEWS (The American Monthly).
Cartoons-Chiefly Spanish-On the War.
The Battle with Cervera's Fleet off Santiago. By Winston Churchill.
The Siege and Capture of Santiago. By John A. Church. Our Eastern Squadron and its Commodore. By Park Benjamin.
The Present Problems and Politics of France. By Baron Pierre de Coubertin.
Spanish Traits, and the New World. By S. Baxter.
Margery and the Captain. By Anna A. Rogers.
The Lakerim Athletic Club. (Continued.) By Rupert Hughes.
Big Guns and Armor of our Navy. By E. B. Rogers, U.S. N.
Denise and Ned Toodles. (Continued.) By Gabrielle E.
Ocean Storms. By Lieut. Charles M. McCartedey.
Lawn Tennis for School Boys. By J. Parmly Paret.
SCRIBNER'S MAGAZINE. (Fiction Number.)
The Rocking Chair Period of the War. By Richard Harding Davis.
The Chase of Cervera. By John R. Spears.
The Amalgamated Bill. By Charles Warren.
The Landing of the Army. By Richard Harding Davis.
John Paul Jones in the Revolution. II. By Captain A. T. Mahan.
The Story of the Revolution.-The South Rises in Defence. By Henry Cabot Lodge.
Red Rock. (Continued.) By Thomas Nelson Page.
Round the Fire. (Continued.) By A. Conan Doyle.
A North Sea Rescue. By W. Wood.
A Cruise of a Modern Ram. By J. A. Guthrie.
Miss Cayley's Adventures. (Continued.) By Grant Allen.
The Christening at Birri Birri. By A. Williams.
Glimpses of Nature. XII. A Foreign Invasion of England. By Grant Allen.
Windmills, Old and New. By Philip Laidlaw.
Prince Egar and the Raven. A Story for Children. From the Russian.
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"A Champion in the Seventies," by Edith Barnett, is a pleasant book, especially for girls, without being at all insipid. It is a little arrière. The author admits that the state of things which left women to "weave ropes of sand rather than taste pure Hell in idleness" is gone for ever. Still it is wholesome to be reminded what that state of things was. If it is not to expect too much in these days when miracles are no longer worked, this might even make women contented with what they have now.-London Saturday Review.
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A new edition in handier form, printed from entirely new type, and carefully revised and corrected by the author, who has omitted such poems as he does not care to have appear in his collected works.
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The first four stories, dealing with episodes of the American Civil War, 1861-65, are entitled: "The god of battles; "Pickets;""An international affair; ""Smith's battery." The titles of the remaining stories are: "Ambassador extraordinary;" ;" "Yo Espero;"" Collector of the port;""The whisper;""The little misery;" "Enter the Queen;" other goodman." Contains also a poem " To Elsa," and a poem entitled “The haunts of men.'
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History of the Commune of 1871. By P. Lis sagaray. From the French by Eleanor Marx, Aveling. 2d edition. 12mo. cloth. Price 75 cents. By mail 85 cents.
Mrs. Aveling's translation was made in 1876-77, in accordance with the wishes of the author of "Histoire de la Commune" from the text prepared for a second French edition, which was prohibited by the French Government. It contains many emendations, and nearly 100 pages of additional matter written especially for the original English edition by Lissagaray, who was a soldier of the Commune. The present edition is an unchanged version of the original English edition.
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Looms of Time (The). By Mrs. Hugh Fraser. (N. Y. Appleton, 1898. No. 245 Town and Country Library.) 12mo. cloth. Price 75 cents. By mail 85 cents. Paper. Price 33 cents. By mail 40 cents.
A prologue gives a brief episode from the Spanish invasion of Peru and the attempt to find a gold mine. This mine is still undiscovered when the story, which is quite modern, opens. The search for it is again the cause of a crime with many thrilling and dramatic scenes. The heroine comes all the way from England to Chili to find out what is wrong with her property, and on the long sea voyage meets a young English officer, who falls in love with her and helps her defend her rights. The villain of the story is the steward of the rich farm, the Hacienda de San Miguel, upon which the chief scenes take place.
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This is a very interesting story for boys, which has rather an unusual setting-that of the Tennessee Mountains, among the illicit distillers. It is a very dramatic and holding story, and will meet with much favor at the hands of the boys. The author has recently come into a great deal of popularity owing to the fact that she has writen several other stories which have met with marked success.
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Old Taverns and Posting Inns. By Elizabeth
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Plant Life Considered with Special Refer
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Plays, Pleasant and Unpleasant. By Bernard
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An attempt to supply material for a systematic study of early nineteenth century poetry. The authors, though differing so widely, really form a group which had a representative part in the development of English literature. Contains bibliography, table of dates, indexes, etc.
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An American traveler is first introduced in the smokingroom of a country house, where he tells the guests of an unconventional episode which happened on the outward voyage of the P. and O. steamer Sultana. At Penang, Minerva Primrose and Malcolm Ralstone boarded the Sultana, Owing to the apparent mystery surrounding them, and the maliciousness of a fellow-passenger, Minerva's morality is questioned. The traveler espoused the cause of Miss Primrose and fought a duel in Yokohama. An old-fashioned love story.
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The method consists in determining the particular and distinctive features of a writer's style (using the term style in its wide sense), in sustaining that analysis by a very wide consensus of critical opinion, in illustrating the particular characteristics of each writer by voluminous and carefully selected extracts from his works, and in then requiring the pupil to find in the works of the writer parallel illustrations. The method has grown out of dissatisfaction with results obtained under the old methods of teaching English, and out of the conviction that such a revolution as has taken place in the study of all branches of natural science during the last quarter of a century is both possible and necessary in the study of English.-Preface Bibliographies of works and magazine articles criticising
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Washington After the Revolution, 17841799. By W. Spohn Baker. 8vo. cloth. Price $1.90. By mail $2.05.
This is a sequel to "The itinerary of the Revolution (1775-1783)," published in 1892 The compiler has followed Washington during the last years of his life, keeping his notes as closely as possible to his personal movenients, although at times it was difficult to separate Washington's public acts from those of more private nature. Mr. Baker
died suddenly while this work was in progress, and it has been seen through the press by his son in-law, Henry Whelen, Jr. The work has been compiled chiefly from the papers now owned by the national government, which purchased them from the descendants of Washington in 1834.
Waters of Caney Fork (The). A Romance of Tennessee. By Opie Read. 12mo. cloth. Price 75 cents. By mail 87 cents.
Wedlock. By John Strange Winter. 16mo. cloth. Price 38 cents. By mail 43 cents.
What is Art! By Count Lyoff Nikolaievich Tolstoi. From the Russian original, by Aylmer Maude; embodying the author's last alterations and revisions. With portrait. 12mo. cloth. Price 75 cents. By mail 87 cents.
"Art is," says Tolstoi," a human activity consisting in this, that one man consciously, by means of certain external signs, hands on to others feelings he has lived through, and that other people are infected by these feelings and also experience them." He begins with a critical analysis of the term art, as defined by English, German, and French philosophers, showing how the inestimable quality of art is often marred, and sometimes rendered meaningless, by the misapplied term, beauty. The art of industry, science, literature, and religion is also defined Tolstoi's conception. He contends that the mission of the Christian religion is to establish unity of thought and peace. According to author's preface," "What is Art? appears now for the first time in its true form," the Russian edition having been rewritten and materially changed by the censor.
(See also review in August number, page 116.)
When Knighthood was in Flower. By Edwin Gaskoden. 12mo. cloth. Illustrated. Price $1.10. By mail $1 25.
A love story of Charles Brandon and Mary Tudor, sister of the King, and happening during the reign of His August Majesty, Henry VIII.
This romance peals with a pathetic and frequently recurring fact in history--the enforced marriage of princesses. We read of these marriages, and pass them over as mere matters of fact, failing to comprehend the lingering years of agony they have caused some throbbing human heart.
The author has attempted to handle this subject from its personal side, and at the same time give a partial view of English royal private life in the sixteenth century, written in modern English, for it certainly would not be read in the language of its time. This is evident by the quotations used in it from a chronicler of that period.
To write of knighthood and leave out knighthood's clanking symbols may seem almost incongruous, but, after all, the best and most neglected part of knighthood is its noncombative side. The only virtue in that most absurd of human institutions, medieval chivalry, was, that out of it there now and then came a man who tempered its absurdities with a leaven of brains, and practiced its virtues without its follies.
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George Brandes. Translated from the Norwegian by
Dr. George Brandes' "William Shakespeare" may be best called, perhaps, an exhaustive critical biography. Keeping fully abreast of the latest English and German researches and criticism, Dr. Brandes preserves that breadth and sanity of view which is apt to be sacrificed by the mere Shakespeareologist. He places the poet in his political and literary environment, and studies each play, not as an isolated phenomenon, but as the record of a stage in Shakespeare's spiritual history. Dr. Brandes has achieved German thoroughness without German heaviness, and has produced what must be regarded at a standard work.
With Dewey at Manila. Being the plain story of the glorious victory of the United States squadron over the Spanish fleet, Sunday morning, May 1, 1898 as related in the notes and correspondence of an officer on board the flagship Olympia. Edited by Thomas J. Vivian 12mo. pamphlet. Illustrated. Price 20 cents. By mail 25 cents.
(See Review in August number, page 97.)
Works of Charles Dickens (The). Gadshill Edition. To be completed in 32 vols. New volume: Hard Times. Containing, also Hunted Down, Holiday Romance, and George Silverman's Explanation, with Introduction by Andrew Lang, and seven illustrations. 12mo. Price $1.08. By mail $1 23.
Ye Lyttle Salem Maide. A Story of Witchcraft. By Pauline Bradford Mackie. Illustrated by E. W. D. Hamilton. 12mo. cloth. Price $1.10. By mail $1.24.
Yesterdays in the Philippines. By Joseph Earl Stevens. With 32 full-page illustrations from phot graphs by the author. 12mo. cloth. Price $1.08. By mail $1.23.
This volume is especially timely, yet the author's clever descriptions would interest and entertain at any time. Mr. Stevens is an American, who spent two years in Manila, and he has written this book from letters and journals during that time. He gives with much vivacity a typical foreign experience in the capital of the Philippines, and so tells just what every one now wants to know about the life there.
Informal, yet keen, to the point, and with an eye for the deeper matters as well as the daily routine, the book is thoroughly readable; and the author's frequent trips to the interior of Luzon as well as to the other islands give his report a weight and comprehensiveness of information difficult to equal in America.
The illustrations are taken largely from photographs made by Mr. Stevens himself and are especially illuminating and closely bound to the text. A perusal of the volume gives the reader a really adequate idea of what our soldiers are now in the midst of.
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