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SEASON OF 1879.
The Leisure Hour Series For The Summer Of 1879
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MAID, WIFE, OR WIDOW.
TO BE READY IN JUNE.
By L. B. Walford, author of " Mr. Smith."
By the author of " Miss Molly."
WANDERINGS IN PATAGONIA.
By J. Beerbohn.
THE FIRST VIOLIN.
By Bessie Fothergill.
THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE.
By Thomas Hardy.
NEARLY READY IN THE NEW HANDBOOK SERIES.
HISTORY OF AMERICAN POLITICS.
By Alexander Johnston, A.M.
By T. R. Lounsrury, Professor in Yale College.
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Few lives furnish to the biographer more material of romantic and historical interest than that of Madame Jerome Bonaparte, which covered the entire period from the rise of Napoleon to the downfall of the second Bonaparte dynasty. It is known that Madame Bonaparte left her own record of her eventful life; but these, if ever published, certainly will not
appear for a long time to come.
Fortunately, the materials for this remarkable biography exist also in other forms, and Mr.
Eugene Didier, who has for years been a special student of everything bearing upon Madame Bonaparte's career, and has come into possession of many letters covering portions of her life almost as fully as a diary, has completed a sketch of her his
tory which will be published in a few days.
The publishers have had the privilege of consulting Mr. Charles Bonaparte, of Baltimore, in .. to the publication of im f
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gestions and criticisms.
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The o will be illustrated with a copy of Gilbert Stuart's beautiful portrait of Madame Bonaparte at the time of her
ree different views of the face on the same canvas.
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READING FOR THE SUMMER.
Here is summer come again, with delightful days of leisure and pleasure, which are almost sufficient compensation for the miseries of the heat. And again comes the question "What shall I do with myself?" which commonly results in that other question "What shall I read?" To answer this, and to give useful hints and pleasant bits about summering is the object of this Summer Catalogue.
The first purpose for which one turns to books in the summer is to find a solution for the regular summer problems, where to go and how to get there. Crowded as are the steamers that take the throngs of Americans across the Atlantic ferry, there are still greater throngs that are quite content with the attractions of their own land, every day becoming more accessible and by more comfortable means. And among all the accessories of modern travel in this country, there has been no greater improvement of late years than in American guidebooks. Baedeker's European guides, the companion of every tourist, have been patterned and indeed improved upon by Mr Sweetser's admirable series (Osgood's American guides), that are in turn rivalled by the Appleton series, which for the Western and Southern States are without a rival. Within a year or two the several special localities have found enthusiastic guide-makers, and the new guides to the cities and to favorite summer resorts have commanded the best services of woodengraving. The completion this year of the American volumes of "Poems of Places," by Mr. Longfellow, affords a pleasant supplement to the ordinary books of travel.
Among the most interesting books for the summer are those which devote themselves to guiding the sight seer not by the ordinary railroad routes but into the delights and beauties of nature, of the world at large. One of the most charming books of this kind that was ever
written is new this year, John Burroughs' "Locusts and Wild Honey," from which we present copious extracts elsewhere. The writings of Thoreau will be ever fresh to lovers of nature, and the mention of such names as these will suggest to the reader other books by the score. A new writer of genuine charm has appeared in the author of "'The Gamekeeper at Home" and its companion. In this connection we may note also the pleasant collections of poems about nature, of sea and shore, mountain and prairie, which have been gathered together for the benefit of summer loiterers.
From nature to the practical use of it is an easy transition, and those who love nature are naturally lovers of out of-door sports. It is a curious fact that the publication of one book, Maurice Thompson's "Witchery of Archery," or rather of its material through the magazines, has effected the remarkable result of turning our recreation into an entirely new direction. Archery is the rage this year, although croquet is too much a settled institution to be altogether given up, and numerous are the manuals written about it. Of boating and bathing and fishing and like recreations there is an abundant literature, partly represented in this little catalogue.
The dernier ressort of the summer loiterer is alwavs a good novel. We present a list selected from old friends and the issues of the past three months, from which it would be a difficult task to recommend this or that in particular. There is great comfort in handling a book which is a book, rather than the flimsy " cheap libraries" now flooding the country, and we trust many of our readers still appreciate that privilege. That a bright book can be appreciated is shown by the success of Mr. Howells' "Lady of the Aroostook" and of other books by American writers, now published at very reasonable prices for really well-made books.
With these few suggestions, we present to our readers our Summer Catalogue, hoping they will find it of pleasure and of profit. We acknowledge our indebtedness for the illustrations which adorn it, to Harper's and Scribner's Magazines, and to "The Childrens' Almanac."