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Mother' Son. A Novel
The story of the redemption of a spendthrift German "toy soldier," exiled to America. The heroine is the author's 'Betty-Bide-at-Home" grown up and become a successful playwright. There is considerable humor. The scenes are mostly Boston and vicinity and New York. Just published. ($1.35 net.)
Boston Transcript: "Straightforward and swiftly the story moves from its happy beginning to its happy ending . . . The heroine, that delightful "Betty-Bide-at-Home" . . . that delicious femininity that makes her so appealing . . . a charming romance . . . Through the story of his redemption shines the glory of youth, its courage, its high optimism, its is unconquerable faith in itself . . . fine as is the novel technically, it is even finer in its silent insistence upon an ideal of love and of marriage."
The Fighting Blade. A Romance
The hero, a quiet, boyish German soldier serving Cromwell, loves a little tomboy Royalist heiress. 3rd printing. ($1.30 net.)
New York Tribune: "Lovers of this kind of fiction will find here all they can desire, and it is all of excellent quality."
New York Times: "The freshness of youth and of life and of the joy of living."
Chicago Inter-Ocean: "The best historical romance the man who writes these lines has read in half a dozen years."
Allison's Lad, and Other Martial Interludes
Including "The Hundredth Trick," "The Weakest Link," "The Snare and the Fowler," "The Captain of the Gate," "The Dark of the Dawn." One-act war plays; all the characters are men, and amateurs have acted them successfully.
Boston Transcript: "Her technical mastery is great, but her spiritual mastery is greater. For this book lives in memory . . . Noble passion holding the balance between life and death is the motif sharply outlined and vigorously portrayed. In each interlude the author has seized upon a vital situation and has massed all her forces."
For Young Folks
Friends In the End
A tale of conflict between young folks one summer in New Hampshire. Illustrated. ($1.25 net.)
Living Age: "Far above the average juvenile . . . A vivid narrative, interesting with the intensity of a country land rights feud . . . The people are clearly drawn . . . a true atmosphere."
Betty gave up college to help her family, but learned several things, including authorship, at home. 3rd printing. ($1.25 net.)
Churchman: "Among the season's books for girls it easily takes first place,"
By Romain Rolland
Translated from the French by Gilbert Cannan. In three volumes, each $1.50 net.
This great trilogy, the life story of a musician, at first the sensation of musical circles in Paris, has come to be one of the most discussed books among literary circles in France, England and America.
Each volume of the American edition has its own individual interest, can be understood without the other, and comes to a definite conclusion.
The three volumes with the titles of the French volumes included are:
Dawn - Morning - Youth - Revolt
Jean-Christophe In Paris
The Market Place - ANTOINETTE - The House
Jean-Christophe: Journey's End
Love And Friendship - The Burning Bush - The New Dawn
Some Noteworthy Comments
"'Hats off, gentlemen - a genius.' . One may mention 'Jean-Christophe' in the same breath with Balzac's 'Lost Illusions'; it is as big as that. . It is moderate praise to call it with Edmund Gosse 'the noblest work of fiction of the twentieth century.' . A book as big, as elemental, as original as though the art of fiction began today. . We have nothing comparable in English literature. - Springfield Republican.
"If a man wishes to understand those devious currents which make up the great, changing sea of modern life, there is hardly a single book more illustrative, more informing and more inspiring." - Current Opinion.
"Must rank as one of the very few important works of fiction of the last decade. A vital compelling work. We who love it feel that it will live." - Independent.
"The most momentous novel that has come to us from France, or from any other European country, in a decade. " - Boston Transcript.
A 32-page booklet about Romain Rolland and Jean-Christophe, with portraits and complete reviews, on request.
James Hopper's What Happened In the Night
Tales about children for their elders. ($1.25 net.)
Outlook: ". . . master of unusual style . . . His imaginative flights are quite true to child nature, yet the tales appeal strongly to mature minds . . . there is no question in regard to the powerful emotions of men and women - parents or lonely souls - whose lives come into close relations with the central child figure of each story."
Boston Transcript: "Few writers are so happily able to catch the very spirit of childhood . . . the illusive imagination of the child, who dwells just on the border between the real and the imagined."
*** The publishers have taken over the author's Trimming of Goosie, a moving tale of a husband who attempted to soar. ($1.10 net.)
Nexo's Pelle The Conqueror - Boyhood
The first of a remarkable trilogy of Danish novels. ($1.40 net.)
Boston Transcript: "Contains something of the human boy the world around. Sympathy and sincerity pervade the entire work."
London Chronicle: "Where 'Jean Christophe' gives the life of culture from the inside, 'Pelle the Conqueror' shows the life of poverty as one who knows how it tastes. It is in fact autobiographical and has in many ways something in common with Sudermann's masterpiece, 'Frau Sorge.'"
H. H. Bashford's Pity the Poor Blind
The story of a young English couple and an Anglican priest. ($1.35 net.)
Boston Transcript: "This novel, whose title is purely metaphorical, has an uncommon literary quality and interest . . . its appeal, save to those who also 'having eyes see not,' must be as compelling as its theme is original."
John Mätter's Three Farms
An "adventure in contentment" in France, Northwestern Canada and Indiana. ($1.20 net.)
Boston Transcript: "A rare combination of philosophy and humor. The most remarkable part of this book is the wonderful atmosphere of content which radiates front it."
The Home Book of Verse
American and English (158O-1912)
Compiled by Burton E. Stevenson. Collects the best short poetry of the English language - not only the poetry every body says is good, but also -the verses that everybody reads. (3742 pages; India paper, I vol. 8vo, complete author, title and first line indices, $7.50 net; carriage 40 cents extra.)
The most comprehensive and representative collection of American and English poetry ever published, including 3,120 unabridged poems from some 1,100 authors.
It brings together in one volume the best short poetry of the English language from the time of Spencer, with especial attention to American verse.
The copyright deadline has been passed, and some three hundred recent authors are included, very few of whom appear in my other general anthology, such as Lionel Johnson, Noyes, Housman, Mrs. Meynell, Yeats, Dobson, Lang, Watson, Wilde, Francis Thompson, Gilder, Le Gallienne, Van Dyke, Woodberry, Riley, etc., etc.
The poems as arranged by subject, and the classification is unusually close and searching. Some of the most comprehensive sections are: Children's rhymes (300 pages); love poems (800 pages); nature poetry (400 pages); humorous verse (500 pages); patriotic and historical poems (600 pages); reflective and descriptive poetry (400 pages). No other collection contains so many popular favorites and fugitive verses.
DelightfuI Pocket Anthologies
The following books are uniform. with full gilt flexible covers and pictured cover linings. 16mo. Each, cloth, $1.50; leather, $2.50.
The Garland of Childhood
A little book for all lovers of children. Compiled by Percy Withers.
The Open Road
A little book for wayfarers. Compiled by E. V. Lucas.
The Vista of English Verse
Compiled by Henry S. Pancoast. From spencer to Kipling.
The Friendly Town
A little book for the urbane, compiled by E. V. Lucas.
Letters That Live
Compiled by Laura E. Lockwood and Amy R. Kelly. Some 150 letters.
The Poetic Old-World
Compiled by Miss L. H. Humphrey. Covers Europe, including Spain, Belgium and the British Isles.
Poems For Travellers
(About "The continent.")
Compiled by Miss Mary R. J. DuBois.
The Poetic New-World
Compiled by Miss Humphrey.
The Garden Without Walls
The triple romance of a Pagan-Puritan of to-day, with three heroines of unusual charm. $1.35 net.
Boston Transcript: - "All vivid with the color of life; a novel to compel not only absorbed attention, but long remembrance."
Cosmo Hamilton in The New York Sun: - "A new writer who is an old master. . . . He lets all the poet in him loose. . . . He has set himself in line with those great dead to whom the novel was a living, throbbing thing, vibrant with the life blood of its creator, pulsing with sensitiveness, laughter, idealism, tears, the fire of youth, the joy of living, passion, and underlying it all that sense of the goodness of God and His earth and His children, without which nothing is achieved, nothing lives."
Life: - "The first treat of the new season."
Chicago Record-Herald: - "His undercurrents always are those of hope and sympathy and understanding. Moreover, the book is singularly touched to beauty, alive with descriptive gems, and gently bubbling humor and humanization of unusual order. Generous and clever and genial."
The Dust of the Road
A vivid story of stage life by an actress. Her characters are hard-working, but humorous and clean-living, With colored frontispiece, $1.30 net.
New York Tribune: - "Her story would not be so vivid and convincing if its professional part, at least, had not been lived. The glamor of the stage is found here where it should be, in the ambition of the young girl, in the fine enthusiasm of the manager. There is humor here, and pathos, friendship, loyalty, the vanity of which we hear so much."
New York Sun: - "In a particularly illuminating way, many points a re touched upon which will be read with interest in these days when the young daughters of families are bound to go forth and attack the world for themselves."
Henry L. Mencken in Baltimore Evening Sun: - "Lively and interest. ing human beings . . dramatic situations . . a vivid background he knows how to write . . amazing plausibility. These stage . . are real . . depicted with humor, insight, vivacity abounding geniality and good humor."
New Books Primarily For Women
Buy of your bookseller. Postage is 8% additional.
A Montessori Mother. By Dorothy Canfield Fisher
A thoughly competent author who has been most closely associated with Dr. Montessori tells just what American mothers want to know about this new system of child training. (Helpfully illustrated. $1.25 net.)
The Child; Its Care, Diet, and Common Ills. By Dr. E. Mather Sill
Lecturer in New York Polyclinic, Attending Physician at Good Samaritan Dispensary, New York, etc. With 34 illustrations. 207 pp.; 16mo. ($1.00 net.) Circular with sample pages on request.
"Very well calculated to meet the needs of the young mother. Especially it contains much useful information which I have not found in other books of the kind." - Dr. Henry McMahon Painter, of the New York Nursery and Child's Hospital.
Making A Business Woman. By Anne Shannon Monroe
A young woman whose business assets are good sense, good health, and the ability to use a typewriter, goes to Chicago to earn her living. ($1.30 net.)
Why Women Are So. By Mary R. Coolidge
Explains and traces the development of the woman of 1800 into the woman of to-day. ($1.50 net.)
The Squirrel-Cage. By Dorothy Canfield
A novel recounting the struggle of an American wife and mother to call her soul her own. (3rd printing. $1.35 net.)
Heredity in Relation to Eugenics. By C. B. Davenport
"One of the foremost authorities . . . tells just what scientific investigation has established and how far it is possible to control what the ancients accepted as inevitable." - N. Y. Times Review.
(With diagrams, 3rd printing. $2.00 net.)
The Gleam. By Helen R. Albee
A frank spiritual autobiography. (4th printing. $1.35 net.)
The Theory of the Theatre
And Other Principles of Dramatic Criticism
By Clayton Hamilton. Author of "Materials and Methods of Fiction." $I.50 net; by mail, $1.60.
The Theory of the Theatre. - What is a Play? - The Psychology Of Theatre Audiences. - The Actor and the Dramatist. - Stage Conventions in Modern Times. - Economy of Attention in Theatrical Performances. - Emphasis in the Drama. - The Four Leading Types of Drama: Tragedy and Melodrama; Comedy and Farce. - The Modern Social Drama.
Other Principles of Dramatic Criticism. - The Public and the Dramatist. - Dramatic Art and the Theatre Business. - The Happy Endings in the Theatre. - The Boundaries of Approbation. - Imitation and Suggestion in the Drama. - Holding the Mirror up to Nature. - Blank Verse on the Contemporary Stage. - Dramatic Literature and Theatric Journalism. - The Intention of Performance. - The Quality of New Endeavor. - The Effect of Plays upon the Public. - Pleasant and Unpleasant Plays. - Themes in the Theatre. - The Function of Imagination.
Dramatists of To-Day
Rostand, Hauptmann, Sudermann, Pinero, Shaw, Phillips, Maeterlinck
By Prof. Edward Everett Hale, Jr., of Union College. With gilt top, $I.50 net. (By mail, $1.60.)
An informal discussion of their principal plays and of the perform. ances of some of them. The volume opens with a paper "On Standards of
Criticism," and concludes with "Our Idea of Tragedy," and an appendix of all the plays of each author, with dates of their first performance or publication.
New York Evening Post: "It is not often nowadays that a theatrical book can be met with so free from gush and mere eulogy, or so weighted by common sense . . . an excellent chronological appendix and full index . . . uncommonly useful for reference."
Dial: "Noteworthy example of literary criticism in one of the most interesting of literary fields. Well worth reading a second time."
The German Drama of the Nineteenth Century
By Georg Witkowski. Translated by Prof. L. E. Horning 12MO. $1.00.
Kleist, Grillparzer, Hebbel, Ludwig, Wildenbruch, Sudermann, Hauptmann, and minor dramatists receive attention.
New Fork Times Review: "The translation of this brief, clear, and logical account was an extremely happy idea. Nothing at the same time so comprehensive and terse has appeared on the subject, and it is a subject of increasing interest to the English-speaking public."
New Popular Edition, with Appendix
Containing tables, etc., of the Opera Season 1908-11.
The most complete and authoritative . . . pre-eminently the man to write the book . . . full of the spirit of discerning criticism. . . . Delightfully engaging manner, with humor, allusiveness and an abundance of the personal note." - Richard Aldrich in New York Times Review. (Complete notice on application.)
Chapters of Opera
Being historical and critical observations and records concerning the Lyric Drama in New York from its earliest days down to the present time.
By Henry Edward Krehbiel, musical critic of the New York Tribune, author of "Music and Manners in the Classical Period," "Studies in the Wagnerian Drama," "How to Listen to Music," etc. With over 70 portraits and picturesof Opera Houses. 450 PP. 12mo. $2.50 net; by mail, $2.68. Illustrated circular on application.
This is perhaps Mr. Krehbiel's most important book. The first seven chapters deal with the earliest operatic performances in New York. Then follows a brilliant account of the first quarter-century of the Metropolitan, 1883-1908. He tells how Abbey's first disastrous Italian season was followed by seven seasons of German Opera under Leopold Damrosch and Stanton, how this was temporarily eclipsed by French and Italian, and then returned to dwell with them in harmony, thanks to Walter Damrosch's brilliant crusade, - also of the burning of the opera house, the vicissitudes of the American Opera Company, the coming and passing of Grau, and Conried, and finally the opening of Oscar Hammerstein's Manhattan Opera House and the first two seasons therein, 1906-08.
"Presented not only in a readable manner but without bias . . . extremely interesting and valuable." - Nation.
"The illustrations are a true embellishment . . . Mr. Krehbiel's style was never more charming. It is a delight." - Philip Hale in Boston Herald.
"Invaluable for purpose of reference . . . rich in critical passages . . . all the great singers of the world have been heard here. Most of the great conductors have come to our shores. . . . Memories of them which serve to humanize, as it were, his analyses of their work." - New York Tribune.
By George Middleton
One Act Plays of American Life To-day
Either volume, $1.35 net; by mail, $1.43
With The Failures, The Gargoyle, In His House, Madonna and The Man Masterful.
These one-act plays are perfectly practical for clever amateurs and especially available for club discussion and reading. Each play is the epitome of a larger drama which is suggested in the background. Embers shows the influence of an idea on a life; The Failures portrays what love may become in weak characters. The Gargoyle shows the pathos and insincerity of the literary temperament. In His House and The Man Masterful are intimate studies of marriage. Madonna is a delicate picture of a girl's psychology on her wedding eve.
Richard Burton in The Bellman: "Embers is a volume of sketches which show the trained hand of the expert and are, moreover, decidedly interesting for their psychological value."
Prof. William Lyon Phelps of Yale: "The plays are admirable; the conversations have the true style of human speech, and show first-rate economy of words, every syllable advancing the plot. The little dramas are full of cerebration, and I shall recommend them in my public lectures."
Chicago Record Herald: "All are clear concise, dynamic, suggesting drama rather than revealing it, the language simple, the structure exceIlent the characterization vivid."
With On Bail, Mothers, Waiting, Their Wife and The Cheat Of Pity.
A companion volume to the above. Tradition deals with the attempt of the dominant though kindly man of the family to crush the artistic ambitions of his wife and daughter through their economic dependence. On Bail is a remorseless picture of a social parasite and the effect upon him and his family. Mothers shows the relation of a woman to her child and the demands of society upon her motherliness, while Waiting is a tender portrayal of a long delayed marriage due to traditional feelings. Their Wife is an ironical comedy in the miasma of intrigue; The Cheat of Pity gives an intimate study of marriage and the relative claims of passion with pity and the habit of life.
Clayton Hamilton in an extended notice in The Bookman: "All of these little pieces are admirable in technique: they are soundly constructed and written in natural and lucid dialogue. . . . He has sounded to the depths the souls of those eccentric and extraordinary women whom he has chosen to depict."
New York Globe: "His gallery of contemporary portraits of women is complete . . . . . The workmanship of the plays is about as perfect as could be . . . . Women who want to understand themselves should take a look at Tradition. What they see there will be, on the whole, flattering. In fact, the modern, independence-seeking, own-thinking woman has not found a more sympathetic or understanding friend than the author."
Standard Contemporary Novels
William De Morgan's Joseph Vance
The story of a great sacrifice and a lifelong love. Over fourteen printings. $1.75.
*** List of Mr. De Morgan's other novels sent on application.
Paul Leicester Ford's The Hon. Peter Stirling
This famous novel of New York political life has gone through over fifty impressions. $1.50.
Anthony Hope's Prisoner of Zenda
This romance of adventure has passed through over sixty impressions. With illustrations by C. D. Gibson. $1.50.
Anthony Hope's Rupert of Hentzau
This story has been printed over a score of times. With illustrations by C. D. Gibson. $1.50.
Anthony Hope's Dolly Dialogues
Has passed through over eighteen printings. With illustrations by H. C. Christy. $1.50.
Charles Battell Loomis's Cheerful Americans
By the author of "Poe's Raven in an Elevator" and "A Holiday Touch." With 24 illustrations. Tenth printing. $1.25.
May Sinclair's The Divine Fire
By the author of "The Helpmate," etc. Fifteenth printing. $1.50.
Burton E. Stevenson's Marathon Mystery
This mystery story of a New York apartment house is now in its seventh printing, has been republished in England and translated into German and Italian. With illustrations in color. $1.50.
E. L. Voynich's The Gadfly
An intense romance of the Italian uprising against the Austrians. Twenty-third edition. $1.25.
David Dwight Wells's Her Ladyship's Elephant
With cover by Wm. Nicholson. Eighteenth printing. $1.25.
C. N. and A. M. Williamson's Lightning Conductor
Over thirty printings. $1.50.
C. N. and A. M. Williamson's the Princess Passes
Illustrated by Edward Penfield. Eighth printing. $1.50.