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PUBLICATIONS OF THE ST. BOTOLPH SOCIETY 53 BEACON STREET BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

THE FAMOUS SEA STORIES OF

HERMAN MELVILLE

MOBY DICK; Or, The White Whale.
TYPEE. A Real Romance of the South Sea.
OMOO. A Narrative of Adventures in the
South Seas; a sequel to TYPEE.
WHITE JACKET; Or, The World on a Man-
of-War.

Each one volume, cloth decorative,
12mo, illustrated
$1.90

HE recent centenary of Herman Melville created renewed interest in his famous sea stories.

THE

Melville's power of describing and investing with romance, scenes and incidents witnessed and participated in by himself was unequalled. These stories, though written more than fifty years ago, are more attractive than ever, and are daily growing in popularity.

"Melville wove human element and natural setting into recitals which aroused the enthusiasm of critics and sent a thrill of delight through the reading public when first published, and which both for form and matter have ever since held rank as classics in the literature of travel."-Boston Herald.

PUBLICATIONS OF THE ST. BOTOLPH SOCIETY 53 BEACON STREET BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

The Sands of Pleasure

By FILSON YOUNG

Author of "The Happy Motorist," "Venus and Cupid, an Impression," etc.

Cloth decorative, 12mo, illustrated, $1.65

Take it ugly."
HE consciousness of doing something wrong would

"Morality is only an underbred substitute for decency."

These two quotations from THE SANDS OF PLEASURE are indicative of this unusual story and the more unusual point of view. "I had a story to tell," wrote the author. "I have told it as well as I knew how-that ought to be enough, and more than enough, for me to say about this book. But some have decreed, with what wisdom I do not pretend to measure, that this subject and that, very urgent though they may be in the life of man, shall not be written or read about in books designed merely for the entertainment of his mind. I have disobeyed this decree, and cast a great part of my tale in a region held to be out of bounds-Bohemia."

It is a story of Bohemia, but written with the healthy enthusiasm of youth for all there is in life. Much of the greatest the world has produced in art and literature has been born of the Montmarte and the Quartier Latin, but little of worth has been written about them. Murger's "La Vie de Boheme" was a great romance. Here is a fine, realistic novel.-"Nè creator nè creatura mai-fu senza amore."

"It is tense, strong, narrative, and descriptive writing of a sort that is wholly admirable."-London Graphic.

"Mr. Young blends the artistic with the realistic and conjures up scenes which can never be forgotten by the reader, and no greater praise than that could be given to a writer."-Western Morning News, Plymouth, England.

PUBLICATIONS OF THE ST. BOTOLPH SOCIETY 53 BEACON STREET BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

The Making of a Saint

By W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM

Author of

"The Moon and Sixpence," "Of Human Bondage," etc. Cloth decorative, 12mo, illustrated, $1.75

SOMER

OMERSET MAUGHAM has attained literary fame and popularity with the reading public equalled by few English writers. His plays are drawing audiences in every city; his books are always among the best sellers; so that the St. Botolph Society shows excellent judgment in selecting his THE MAKING OF A SAINT for the first publication to carry the new imprint.

"THE MAKING OF A SAINT is a romance of mediæval Italy. None can resent the frankness and apparent brutality of the scenes through which the hero and his companions of both sexes are made to pass, and many will yield ungrudging praise to the author's vital handling of the truth."- Boston Herald.

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"An exceedingly strong story of original motive and design.. The scenes are imbued with a spirit of frankness . . . and in addition there is a strong dramatic flavor."-Philadelphia Press.

"A sprightly tale abounding in adventures, and redolent with the spirit of medieval Italy."-Brooklyn Times.

PUBLICATIONS OF THE ST. BOTOLPH SOCIETY 53 BEACON STREET BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

Edward Barry

A ROMANCE OF THE SOUTH SEAS

By LOUIS BECKE

Cloth decorative, 12mo, illustrated, $1.65.

THE

HE rediscovery of Herman Melville, mariner and mystic, together with the marked popularity of South Sea Island travel and fiction at the present time, makes it timely to call attention to another writer of sea tales, of almost equal merit, Louis Becke.

George Louis Becke, born in New South Wales, was a trader in the South Sea Islands from 1870 to 1893. When he turned to writing his fame was instantaneous. He still remains the brightest figure in Australian letters. His style is that of Stevenson, and his narratives, many of which have the intensity of autobiography, and the authoritative ness of personal experience, are as vivid as Conrad's. His books are born of the South Seas they represent.

EDWARD BARRY is the story of a young man, mate of a small brig, engaged in the pearl fisheries. Strong and even tragic, as is the novel in the main, the love and devotion of a woman is portrayed with delicate feeling. Nowhere does drama and romance flourish as in the South Seas, and Louis Becke is one of its most appealing writers.

"For a rousing, absorbing and withal a truthful tale of the South Seas, commend me to Louis Becke. EDWARD BARRY is one of the best, and the love romance that runs through it will be appreciated by every one."- Philadelphia North American.

PUBLICATIONS OF THE ST. BOTOLPH SOCIETY 53 BEACON STREET BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

WORKS OF

Gabriele D'Annunzio

SIGNO

IGNOR D'ANNUNZIO is known throughout the world as a poet and a dramatist, but above all as a novelist, for it is in his novels that he is at his best. In poetic thought and graceful expression he has few equals among the writers of the day.

He is engaged on a most ambitious work nothing less than the writing of nine novels which cover the whole field of human sentiment. This work he has divided into three trilogies, and five of phy ical books have been published. It is to be regretted that othe oogle ooks web site. T e d gitization at the series.

"This book is realistic. Some say that it is brutally so. But the realism is that of Flaubert, and not of Zola. There is no plain speaking for the sake of plain speaking. Every detail is justified in the fact that it illuminates either the motives or the actions of the man and woman who here stand revealed. It is deadly true. The author holds the mirror up to nature, and the reader, as he sees his own experiences duplicated in passage after passage, has something of the same sensation as all of us know on the first reading of George Meredith's 'Egoist.' Reading these pages is like being out in the country on a dark night in a storm. Suddenly a flash of lightning comes and every detail of your surroundings is revealed."- - Review of "The Triumph of Death" in the New York Evening Sun.

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The volumes published are as follows. Each 1 vol., library 12mo, cloth, $1.75

THE ROMANCES OF THE ROSE
THE CHILD OF PLEASURE (IL PIACERE)
THE INTRUDER (L'INNOCENTE)

THE TRIUMPH OF DEATH (IL TRIONFO DELla Morte)

THE ROMANCES OF THE LILY THE MAIDENS OF THE ROCKS (LE VERGINI DELLE ROCCE)

THE ROMANCES OF THE POMEGRANATE THE FLAME OF LIFE (IL FUOCO)

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