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THE WORKS OF WILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS
“The attractiveness of Mr. Howells's writings is in the ease and
grace of diction, the picturesqueness as well as truthfulness of description, the quiet glow of portraiture, the flashes of wit and the touches of genial humor, — all united to a painstaking accuracy that does not allow fancy or imagination to neglect detail or such elaborate finish as the subjects respectively demand."
- Boston Transcript.
NOVELS THE RISE OF SILAS LAPHAM THE MINISTER'S CHARGE INDIAN SUMMER A FEARFUL RESPONSIBILITY A MODERN INSTANCE A FOREGONE CONCLUSION A Woman's REASON DR. BREEN'S PRACTICE THEIR WEDDING JOURNEY. Illus
trated THE LADY OF THE AROOSTOOK A CHANCE ACQUAINTANCE. Illus
trated. THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY
Each, 12mo, $1.50; THEIR WEDDING JOURNEY and A CHANCE ACQUAINTANCE, also iSmo, $1.00 each ; the first named, also Holiday Edition, crown 8vo, $3.00
AUTOBIOGRAPHIES Edited, with Biographical Essays, by Mr. Howells. Svols. 18mo, each $1.00. I, 2.
MEMOIRS OF FREDERICA SOPHIA WILHELMINA, MARGRAVINE OF BAIREUTH.
3. LORD HERBERT OF CHERBURY, and THOMAS ELLWOOD. 4. VITTORIO ALFIERI. 5. CARLO GOLDONI. 6. EDWARD GIBBON. 7, 8. FRANçois MARMONTEL.
TRAVEL AND SKETCHES VENETIAN LIFE. 12mo, $1.50. THE SAME. Holiday Edition. 2 vols.
12mo, $5.00. THE SAME. Riverside Aldine Series.
2 vols. 16mo, $2.00. ITALIAN JOURNEYS. 12mo, $1.50. THE SAME. Holiday Edition. Crown
8vo, $3.00. SUBURBAN SKETCHES. Izmo, $1.50. TUSCAN CITIES. I 2mo, $1.50. THE SAME. Fully illustrated. Library Edition.
Svo, $3.50. THREE VILLAGES. '18mo, $1.25. A Day's PLEASURE; A YEAR IN A
VENETIAN PALACE, ETC. 32mo, 40 cents.
PLAYS AND POEMS A COUNTERFEIT PRESENTMENT. 18mo,
$1.25. OUT OF THE QUESTION. 18mo, $1.25. BRIDE Roses; Room 45 ; An INDIAN
GIVER; THE SMOKING CAR; THE
Each 50 cents.
I 2mo, $1.00.
HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY, Publishers
Boston and New York
“A writer who can be ranked second only to Hawthorne in her interpretation of the spirit of New England. Her shade of humor cannot be described, it must be tasted.” The Acad. emy (London).
“Worth reading twice.” — Boston Herald.
$1.25 A Marsh Island
1.25 The Country of the Pointed Firs.
1.25; paper, 50 cents Stories and Sketches “ It does one good to read Miss wett's stories. . . . They are of a kind to bear periodical re-readings.” The Christian Register (Boston). Deephaven
$1.25 The same.
With 52 beautiful Illustrations by Charles H. and Marcia O. WOODBURY
2.50 Old Friends and New
1.25 Country By-Ways
1.25 The Mate of the Daylight and Friends Ashore
1.25 A White Heron, and Other Stories
1.25 The King of Folly Island and Other People . 1.25 Strangers and Wayfarers.
1.25 A Native of Winby, and Other Tales The Life of Nancy
1.25 The Queen's Twin, and Other Stories
1.25 Tales of New England
1.00 BOOKS FOR YOUNG FOLKS "The charm and sweetness that lie in simple things are exquisitely shown in Miss Sarah Orne Jewett's stories for girls.” — Boston Journal. Play Days. Stories for Girls
$1.50 Betty Leicester. Betty Leicester's Christmas. With Illustrations and a colored cover design
Sold by all Booksellers
Sent, postpaid, by HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY, Boston
, 85 Fifth Avenue, New York
A Breezy Boating Book
By MARY HEATON VORSE
Any one who is fond of a boat, be it a knock-about,
love stories are woven into the narrative, and its lively give and take of repartee makes it as delightful summer reading as could well be imagined. Mr. Birch very happily catches the humor of the story in his twenty vigorous illustrations.
Illustrated by Reginald Birch.
12 mo, $1.50.
By ALICE BROWN
Miss Brown's Best
“Miss Brown has given her readers a novel of an unusually high grade in 'Rose MacLeod,'” says the Brooklyn Eagle. “ It sparkles with wit and clever dialogue; the characters are portrayed with the skill of the trained craftsman, and the perception and intuition of the true artist. Deeps of human passion are unveiled; there is psychology as well as philosophy in the tale. But the character studies are its crowning delight. Rose MacLeod is a sweet, altogether human, wholly charming character, one who has suffered and been purified and humanized and rendered altogether lovable. Madam Fulton is one of the most delightful old ladies that ever stepped from the pages of a novel. . . . 'Rose MacLeod’ is a novel of a rare quality. Not only is it the best thing that Miss Brown has achieved thus far, and that is saying much, for she has done exceptionally good work in the past, — but it is a distinct addition to the fiction of the day that can be classed as literature.” The Springfield Union considers it “a romance which will stand out almost as
the novel of the year. There is a well sustained plot which is worked out along original and unique lines and is of compelling interest. The novel depicts a love affair of the purest and highest type. It is really refreshing to find in modern fiction such pure and ideal lovemaking.”. “It is not praise enough to say that these characters are cleverly drawn," says the Boston Adrertiser. “They have more than bravura to commend them. Miss Brown goes to the core of individuality. In er story we find quiet humor and unforced pathos flowing naturally from character and circumstance; it is richer and broader than any other standing to her credit.”
With frontispiece in tint by W. W.
Churchill, ('roun Sro, $1.50.
PRIEST AND PAGAN
A Novel of the Bronx
By HERBERT M. HOPKINS Mr. Hopkins's latest novel has found immediate favor with the reviewers. as well as the public. “It presents,” says the Brooklyn Eagle, “some of the best work in the way of character study and portrayal that is to be encountered in recent fiction. There is delicacy, finish, fine literary quality in this new example of Mr. Hopkins's work. One finds a serious, human purpose evidenced between the lines. It is not a preachment; but it does (arty a lesson for human lives. Its quality is so good that it should find wide accept ance with readers who appreciate good fiction for its own sake.” “The action takes place in the Bronx," says The Nation, “whose local color still affords in artist hands ample room for the showing of beauty. (Towded though beauty may be by rushing civilization. Of this chance Mr. Hopkins makes the utmost. It is refreshing to read a story where the ultra-moelern. the civic, the suburb, the slum, are the themes, yet where the undignibed does not enter, and where morality and even religion are in good social standing.” “The story is a study of a capricious woman," says the Philadelphia Record, “a protest against worldliness, a treatise on a woman's emotions, and a revelation of something akin to ingratitude of one man to a benefactor. But above all it is a novel worth the reading for inherent charm of style and delicacy of expression.” The New York Sun calls it “a clever and readable story.”
Ilith frontispiece in lint by Martin
Justice. Crown 810, $1.50,
HOME FROM SEA
By GEORGE S. WASSON
In this book the New York Sun finds “ten good stories of the New England coast, all natural enough to be true, and the fisher folk who tell them will seem like old friends to those who know those parts. The language they use, too, is the real dialect, for Mr. Wasson has kept his ears open: and the phrases, particularly the expletives, were well worth preserving. The illustrations are by the author; for once we have pictures of boats by one who knows their construction as well as how to paint them. It will be a good book for the summer." The Brooklyn Eagle considers that " Mr. Wason has done some very effective work in the field he has made all his onn, for his tales evidence a quality of literary craftsmanship and artistic appreciation that is very satisfactory to the lover of really good fiction.” “All the stories." says the Boston Journal, “are vivid, full of interest, and certain to stir the blood of the reader."
THE INTOXICATED GHOST
Illustrated by the author. 12 mo,
Ghosts and Others
By ARLO BATES “Very engrossing," says the Philadelphia Record, " are these nine stories by Mr. Bales, who is professor of English literature in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and who has written much on matters literary and educational. In this book he writes with much charm and he uses great tact in evolving a plot or idea. In consequence there is a note of the dramatic in his stories which none can fail to find." The New York Globe finds “nothing commonplace about these stories, most of them being given a clever turn that opens the way for argument."
Delightful Stories of
SUMMER NOVELS by CLARA LOUISE BURNHAM
FISHER. 12mo, $1.50.
“Mrs. Burnham's books always fulfill what is supposed to be the true function of the novel The humor is genuine. The situations, sometimes sur prising, are consistently natural. In short, although there is never a birt of didactic intention, one feels after reading one of these romances as he dor after a good dinner, that he has done something not only agreeable but useful, and that things are decidedly the better for it.” – The Critic, V.I.
The Real Spain
THE SOUL OF SPAIN
By HAVELOCK ELLIS Of all the European countries of importance Spain is perhaps the least known. Only within recent years has it been countenanced by the regular tourist, a fact attested by no less an authority than Baedeker, whose guide was first published ten years ago. Mr. Havelock Ellis, realizing the need for fresh and vigorous portraiture of Spanish life, has proved himself a serious student and investigator of the appearance, the symptoms, and the tendencies of modern Spain. The present volume is not a hasty account of a rush through the country, but a patient record of observations spreading over twenty years' time. The author has seen Spain under the spell of the Middle Ages and he has seen it anew; his conclusions are novel as they are distinguished. The salient things about modern Spain, men and women, art, Velasquez, Spanish dancing, Lulli, Quixote of La Mancha, Valera, Barcelona, Granada, Seville in different aspects, Montserrat, all are here brilliantly portrayed and placed in suggestive juxta position with Spanish ideals of to-day and to-morrow. This is not a book mainly for travelers and specialists, but for all who wish from time to time to rectify their mental and moral map of Europe.
LANDS OF SUMMER
By T. R. SULLIVAN These charming sketches in Italy, Sicily, and Greece deal with such attractive subjects as “Spring-time with Theocritus,” “From Athens to Corfu,” “Midsummer in Tuscany,” “ Bergamo and the Bergamasque Alps," etc. Mr. Sullivan is a very able writer, and his quick eye, active imagination, and vivid pen have caught the character of places well beloved by the traveler in a way that will attract both those who are familiar with the ground and those who are contemplating their first European trip. The illustrations are from photographs covering a wide range of subjects, and the binding, in blue paper boards embossed with a Greek seal, is one of unusual beauty.
THE PASSING OF MOROCCO
Ry FREDERICK MOORE In the summer of 1907 Mr. Moore went to Morocco as special correspondent of The Westminster Gazette, arriving there soon after the bombardment of Casablanca by the French. This book is a record of many of his experiences, observations, and impressions in Casablanca, Tangier, Rabat, the pirate city of Salli, and other ports of the Moorish empire. There is a good deal about the French troops and the natives, the famous brigand, Raisuli
, the Sultan Abdul Agiz, the strange and interesting customs of the Moors, etc. He does not try to soften the severity of the French war measures, but his conclusion is that in the end France will dominate all of North Africa west of Tripoli. “Let in the French!” he says. “There can be no other country in Vlorocco.” The book is furnished with a good map, and has a dozen full-page illustrations from photographs, and a pictorial cover. Mr. Moore is an American, a native of New Orleans, and served as special correspondent for the London Times during the recent outbreak in the Balkans.
Greece and the Ægean Islands
By PHILIP S. MARDEN "Indispensable to all persons intending to visit Greece.” — Chicago Record-Herald.
The Pulse of Asia
By ELLSWORTH HUNTINGTON “A volume of unusually interesting travel. It is also a decided contribution to science.” – New Haven Leader.
Fully Illustrated. Sro, $3.50 net.
Postage 23 cents.
Penelope's Experiences in England, Scotland, and
Ireland. By KATE DOUGLAS WIGGIN “Mrs. Wiggin has never written anything more delightful than these travel narratives.” — The ('ongregationalist.
In three rolumes. Illustrated by Brock. Each, 12mo, $2.00.