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Gulliver's Travels. The Voyages to Lilliput and Brobdingnag. By JONATHAN SWIFT. With Introductory Sketch, Notes, Portrait, and two Maps. 193 pp., 50 cents. These famous Voyages give one the entertainment caused by looking first through one end, then through the other, of a spy-glass, and the glass is always turned on men and women, so that we see them first as pygmies, and afterward as giants. The Introductory Sketch gives an account of Dean Swift and his writings, and there are two curiously fanciful maps copied from an early edition.
Holland, Brave Little, and What She Taught Us. By WILLIAM ELLIOT GRIFFIS. With a Map and four 266 pp., 60 cents.
A rapid survey of the development of Holland with special reference to the part which the country has played in the struggle for constitutional liberty and to the association of Holland with the United States of America.
House of the Seven Gables, The. By NATHANIEL
HAWTHORNE. With Introductory Sketch, Picture of Hawthorne's Birthplace, and Portrait. 12m0. 384 pp.,
This romance is instinct with the feeling for old Salem, and it embodies some of Hawthorne's most graceful fancies, as in the chapter entitled The Pyncheon Garden. The Introductory Sketch gives an outline of Hawthorne's career. Ivanhoe. By SIR WALTER SCOTT. With a Biographical Sketch and Notes, a Portrait and other Illustrations. 12mo. 529 pp., 70 cents.
One of the great Waverley novels. It is hard to say which is the most popular of Scott's novels. Every reader has his favorite, but the fact that Ivanhoe has been selected as a book to be read by students preparing for college shows the estimate in which it is held by teachers.
Japanese Interior, A. By ALICE MABEL BACON. With
Biographical Sketch. 294 pp., 60 cents.
Miss Bacon was for some time an American teacher in a school in Japan to which daughters of the nobility were sent. Her own life and her acquaintance gave her exceptional opportunities for seeing the inside of houses and the private life of the Japanese, and in this volume she gives a clear account of her observation and experience.
Lady of the Lake, The.
By SIR WALTER SCOTT. With a Sketch of Scott's life, and thirty-three Illustrations. 275 pp., 60 cents.
This poem by Scott is almost always the first one to be read when Scott is taken up, and the picturesqueness, movement and melody of the verse make it one of the last to fade from the memory. A sketch of the poet's life takes special cognizance of the poetic side of his nature, and many of the illustrations are careful stories from the scenes of the poem.
Last of the Mohicans, The. By JAMES FENIMORE COOPER. With an Introduction by SUSAN FENIMORE COOPER, Biographical Sketch, Notes, Portrait, and two other Illustrations. 12mo. 471 pp., 70 cents.
This is one of the most popular of Cooper's Leather-Stocking Tales. The scene is laid during the French and Indian war, and the story contains those portraitures of Indians and hunters which have fixed in the minds of men the characteristics of these figures. A biographical sketch introduces Cooper to the reader, and Miss Susan Fenimore Cooper, daughter of the novelist, gives an interesting account of the growth of this story.
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Milton's Minor Poems and Three Books of Paradise Lost. With Biographical Sketch, Introductions, Notes, and Portrait. 206 pp., 50 cents.
The great poems by which John Milton is known, L'Allegro, Il Penseroso, Comus, Lycidas, and a selection of sonnets, are followed by the first three books of his epic. The introductions and notes offer aids to a clear interpretation and true enjoyment of the author.
New England Girlhood, A, Outlined from Memory. By LUCY LARCOM. With Introductory Sketch and Portrait. 280 pp., 60 cents.
Miss Larcom has here told the story of her early life, when as a country girl she entered the mills at Lowell, Massachusetts, and she has drawn a picture of New England in the middle of the century as she knew it, scarcely to be found in any other book. The narrative is a delightful bit of autobiography, and has a charm both poetic and personal.
Polly Oliver's Problem. By KATE DOUGLAS WIGGIN. With Introductory Sketch, Portrait, and Illustrations. 230 pp., 60 cents.
Pilgrim's Progress, The. By JOHN BUNYAN. paration.
A story for girls, showing how a girl in straitened circumstances bravely worked out the problem of self-support.
Rab and his Friends; and Other Dogs and Men. By DR. JOHN BROWN. With an Outline Sketch of Dr. Brown, and a Portrait. 299 pp., 60 cents.
The touching story of Rab and his Friends has introduced many readers to the beautiful character of Dr. John Brown, the Edinburgh physician who wrote the tale, and in this volume are gathered a number of Dr. Brown's sketches and tales, including Marjorie Fleming, and several bright narratives of dogs.
Robinson Crusoe. By DANIEL DEFOE. With an Introductory Sketch and Portrait of the author, a Map, and explanatory Notes. 409 pp., 60 cents. The first part of Robinson Crusoe is here given entire, and this is the part which the world knows as Robinson Crusoe. In the introductory sketch, the editor, besides giving an account of Defoe's career, shows the reason why this book has been received by readers old and young as a work of genius, when almost the whole of the great mass of Defoe's writing has been forgotten. A map enables one to trace Robinson Crusoe's imaginary voyagings and to place the island near the disputed boundary of Venezuela.
Shakespeare, Tales from. By CHARLES and MARY LAMB. With an Introductory Sketch and Portraits of the authors. 324 pp., 60 cents.
There is a story behind every great play, and it is only after one has got at the story that one thoroughly understands and enjoys the play. Charles and Mary Lamb were themselves delightful writers, and to read their Tales from Shakespeare is not only to have a capital introduction to the great dramatist's works, but to hear fine stories finely told. This volume contains, besides, an account of the brother and sister, whose life together is one of the most touching tales in English Lit
Shakespeare's Julius Cæsar and As You Like It. With Introductions and Notes. 224 pp., 50 cents.
The text followed is that of the eminent Shakespearian scholar, Richard Grant White, whose notes, always to the point, have also been used and added to.
Silas Marner: the Weaver of Raveloe. By GEORGE ELIOT. With an Introduction and a Portrait. 251 pp., 50 cents.
Silas Marner is one of the most perfect novels on a small scale in the English language, and its charm resides both in its style and its fine development of character. The introduction treats of the life and career of George Eliot, and the place she occupies in English Literature.
Sketch Book, Essays from the. By Washington IRVING. With Biographical Sketch and Chronological Table of the Period covered by Irving's Life, Portrait, Picture of Westminster Abbey, Introduction, and Notes. 212 pp., 50 cents.
In a nearly equal division, the most interesting American and Eastern sketches from Irving's Sketch Book are grouped in this volume, including Rip Van Winkle, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Rural Life in England, Christmas Day, and Westminster Abbey.
Snow-Bound, The Tent on the Beach and Other Poems. By JOHN GREENLEAF Whittier. With Biographical Sketch, Notes, Portrait, and Illustrations. 270 pp., 60 cents.
This volume contains those poems which have made Whittier a great household poet, as well as a few of those stirring lyrics which recall his strong voice for freedom.
Stories and Poems for Children. By CELIA THAXTER. With Biographical Sketch and Portrait. 271 pp., 60 cents.
Mrs. Thaxter's girlhood in her isolated home on the Isles of Shoals and her life there on her return in maturity gave her material which she used with power and beauty in her verse and prose. Stories from Old English Poetry. By ABBY SAGE RICHARDSON. 291 pp., 60 cents.
A group of stories after the manner of Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare, drawn from Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, and
some of the lesser poets, not now generally read; stories of great beauty in themselves, and illuminated by the genius of the poets who used them.
Story of a Bad Boy, The.
By THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH. With Biographical Sketch, Portrait, and many Illustrations. 12mo. 264 pp., 70 cents.
A humorous and graphic story of the adventures of a hearty American boy living in an old seaport town. The book has been a great favorite with a generation of boys.
Tales of a Wayside Inn. By HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW. With Introduction, Notes, and Illustrations. 274 pp., 60 cents.
In the Introduction the reader is told who were the friends of the poet who served as models for the several story-tellers that gathered about Howe's tavern in Sudbury. The tales include such famous stories as Paul Revere's Ride, Lady Wentworth, and The Birds of Killingworth.
Tales of New England. By SARAH ORNE JEWETT. With Portrait and Biographical Sketch of the author. 280 pp., 60 cents.
Eight of the stories which show Miss Jewett as the sympathetic narrator of homely New England country life. The stories are Miss Tempy's Watchers; The Dulham Ladies; An Only Son; Marsh Rosemary; A White Heron; Law Lane; A Lost Lover; The Courting of Sister Wisby.
Tom Brown's School Days. By THOMAS HUGHES. With an Introductory Sketch, two Portraits, and six other Illustrations. 390 pp., 60 cents.
Tom Brown at Rugby is the popular name by which this book is known. It is perhaps the best read story of schoolboy life in the English language. Rugby was the English school presided over by Dr. Thomas Arnold, and a portrait of Arnold is given. The introductory sketch gives an account of Arnold and Rugby, of Thomas Hughes, the "Old Boy" who wrote the book, and mentions Frederic Denison Maurice, who had a great influence over Hughes. The volume contains portraits of Hughes and Dr. Arnold.
Two Years Before the Mast. DANA, JR. With Biographical 12mo. 480 pp., 70 cents.
By RICHARD HENRY Sketch and Portrait.