Old Wives for New: A Novel

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D. Appleton, 1908 - Indiana - 494 pages
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Page 503 - A masterpiece which Mark Twain himself has never rivaled. ... If there ever was an ideal character in fiction it is this heroic ragamuffin."— London Daily Chronicle. " In no one of his books does Mr. Crockett give us a brighter or more graphic picture of contemporary Scotch life than in 'Cleg Kelly/ . . • It is one of the great books."—Boston Daily Advertiser.
Page 504 - ... Phillips has chosen the inside workings of the great insurance companies as his field of battle; the salons of the great Fifth Avenue mansions as the antechambers of his field of intrigue ; and the two things which every natural, big man desires, love and success, as the goal of his leading character. The book is full of practical philosophy, which makes it worth careful reading. THE SECOND GENERATION, By David Graham Phillips With illustrations by Fletcher C.
Page 43 - . . . of those external forces that combine to make us what we are, dress is one of the most potent. It determines the character of our associations, determines the influences that shall chiefly surround and press upon us. It is a covering for our ideas no less than for our...
Page 500 - Nancy Stair. A Novel. By ELINOR MACARTNEY LANE, author of " Mills of God." Illustrated. i2mo. Cloth, $1.50. " With very much the grace and charm of Robert Louis Stevenson, the author of ' The Life of Nancy Stair ' combines unusual gifts of narrative, characterization, color, and humor. She has also delicacy, dramatic quality, and that rare gift — historic imagination.
Page 155 - Fan resumed her walk, laughing a little, but with misty eyes, for it was the first time in her life that she had given a penny away, and it made her strangely happy.
Page 184 - ... the keynote of the Phillipsian technique. Reality was, indeed, a cult with Phillips. In his analysis of the types of fiction, he rejected historical and idealistic fiction as the romanticizing of poets and novelists who do not present life as it is ;8 he said of Sophy Murdock in Old Wives...
Page 504 - The two important characters are unique — a divorced pair who meet later, after the woman has developed magnificently; and the romance which ensues gives the book a luminous side.
Page 504 - Mr. Phillips handles his big subject with a vigor and force that is convincing, and blends it so happily with the romance that he has produced a tale of absorbing interest second to none of the fiction of the year.
Page 499 - ... is brightly told, replete with the wit and sparkle and charm that invests everything Mr. Chambers writes. It is a delightful sojourn among people one could wish to know." — Kansas City Star. " It is written with a freshness and vigor that cannot be too much appreciated and praised." — Salt Lake Tribune. " It is the best story Mr. Chambers has ever written.
Page 503 - Grange — a tumble-down estate near the village of Breckonside, in the north of England, is the pivot of interest around which the lad, Elsie the heroine, a curate, and the villagers revolve. Fishers of Men. Illustrated. The story of Kid McGhie, " a little hero of the Dickens type who is fully as interesting as Oliver Twist.

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