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without an immediate desire to devote the rest of to the British Legation in Japan (Macmillan), is his life to the delightful business of raising golden composed of stories in which all classes are made pippins, and of crushing intrusive curculios.- to play conspicuous parts, and there is not an inci. Citizen and Round Table.
deit narrated in these volumes, however strange The Useful American Agricultural Annual for they may appear to Europeans, for the possibility 1871 (Orange Judd & Co.) contains, besides and probability of which those competent to judge calendars and notes for each month's work, numer-, will not vouch. The illustrations are drawn by a ous carefully prepared and illustrated articles native artist, and were cut on wood by a famous on innumerable subjects of interest to farmers, a wood-engraver of Yeddo, and are, therefore, gendirectory of agricultural dealers, etc. The price, uine specimens of Japanese art. It is an interest fifty cents, will be many times repaid by the book. | ing fact that the lines are cut with the grain of the
The American Sportsman, by Elisha J. Lewis wood, after the manner of Alfred Durer and some Lippincott), of which a new edition is presented of the old German masters. to the public, has obtained a wide reputation as The Silent Partner, by Miss Phelps, author of a sound authority on the habits of the game birds “Gates Ajar” (Osgood), is a story of New England and wild fowl of America, and on a large variety Factory lise, and in material and arrangement is exof matters of practical interest to the amateur ceedingly attractive, The “Silent Partner" is a sportsman
young lady heiress to a large mill property, and, like The American Trotting Register, conipiled a practical New England girl as she is, Miss Kelso by J. H. Wallace (Woodward) , is a work of very makes herself
familiar with all the hardships, trials, great importance in connection with the turf, temptations, and vices of factory life. She finds it giving all that is known of the pedigrees of trotters, very difficult to carry out her philanthropic and a record of all performances under 2:40, and full benevolent purposes, but by dint of perseverance summary of races of '69 and 70, arranged alpha- and hard work, she finally succeeds. Her mode betically by winners, with index to beaten horses, of working constitutes the basis of the story, in trotting rules of the National Association, and an
which are interwoven several very striking characessay on the true origin of the American trotter,
ters and a multitude of exciting incidents. Miss which last is very valuable. A number of steel Phelps does not set herself up as a “Woman's engravings of horses lends interest to the book, Rights” reformer ; but her simple story cannot which will remain for many years a standard work fail to exert a salutary influence upon factory
THE AMERICAN Social Science ASSOCIATION has made arrangements with Hurd & Houghton
The Miller of Angibault, by George Sard, is of New York, proprietors of the Riverside Press, the fifth in the Messrs
' edition of George Cambridge, by which this house undertakes the Sand's novels, and, like each of its predecessors, it publication of its Journal and other works. The is an admirable translation. It is a perfectly pure third number of the Journal is in press. It will story of love and of life in one of the wildest regions contain valuable papers by F. L. Olmstead, C. C. of the French provinces. Its purpose is to teach Perkins
, Francis Bacon, D. C. Gilman, and others. that a loving woman is stronger than all obstaThey also will issue immediately a little pamphlet cles,” and that a woman in the pursuit of a high on "Collections of Casts," with reference to the purpose, has both the right and ability to assert establishment of cheap museums of art-forming a
her independence in action. Altogether the story companion volume to Free Public Libraries." is a charming one, and ends happily as all novels Fru Public Libraries, issued for the American
should, Social Science Association by Hurd & Houghton, Guilt and Innocence, by Marie Sophie Schwartz is intended to encourage the formation of village (Lee & Shepard), is the third novel of Madame and town circulating libraries. It covers the whole Schwartz's novels, issued in uniform style, and will ground, with capital suggestions, and presents also be eagerly sought by those who have read the prean excellent selected list of books. It cannot fait ceding works by this, to American readers, valua. to do very much good in the desired direction, and ble new accession to the field of novel writers. The we have to thank the Association for its well-direct scene is laid in Northern Europe, and beside being
an interesting story gives the reader graphic deOur Girls, by Dio Lewis, M.D. (Harper), is scriptions of life and scenery in that part of the a very interesting book by one of our most popular world. authors
, full of useful suggestions and valuable infor Earl's Dene, a novel by R. E. Francillon, has mation on hygiene, calisther:ics, and physical edu met with unusually unanimous praise from the cation. The book not only deserves to be read, London Press; says the Examiner :-Foremost however ; it will be read because it is full of inter among its merits, and most likely at once to capti. est concerning itself, as it does, with such matters vate the reader, is its style. Crisp and trenchant, as girls' boots and shoes; how girls should walk; and as fuil, in his way, of quiet humor as Voltaire low neck and short sleeves; outrages upon the in “ Candide." Has in it a very vivid dramatic body; stockings supporters; why are women so element. More especially is it full of telling situasmall? idleness among girls; sunshine and health; tions, which follow thick and fast upon each other
. a word about baths ; what you should eat; how to
“Earl's Dene" is the best novel which we have manage a cold; fat and thin girls, etc., etc.
read for some months, N. V. Evening Post.
The Forest House and Catharine's Lover's by Ta'os of Old Japan, by A. B. Milford, Secretary MM. Erckmann-Chatrian (Roberts), translated by
John Simms, will favorably introduce the celebra. Cruel as the Grave, by Mrs. E. D. E. N. ted Alsatian brother.novelists to American readers. Southworth (Peterson), is the latest work of the “ The Forest House” is a powerful story of the voluminous Mrs. Southworth, and like its legion of middle ages, and it gives a wonderfully vivid de- predecessors it will doubtless have a good " scription of the life led by one of the robber nobles The leading characters are an aristocratic Southof the Vosges in the old feudal times. “Catha. ern couple, in whose matrimonial experiences the rine's Lovers" is a very pretty little story which reader is at once interested, and in whose too wildpictures Alsatian village life of the present day in ly ardent love for each other one intuitively per. attractive colors, and it reminds us of some of ceives the elements of tragedy. In the course of Auerbach's graceful little village tales in its charm- the story the decay of that love on the one hand, ing simplicity and quiet humor.
and the growth of furious jealousy on the other, The Heights of Eidelberg, by M. H. Tatem are powerfully portrayed. (Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger), is a story the One Year; a Story of Three Homes, by design of which is "to place Christianity in its Frances Mary Peard (H. H. & T. W. Carter), is true light--to show its present and ultimate ef a novel, with the scenes laid in Northern France fect on the human race-its power in soothing and Southern England. It is written in an easy, every sorrow, in enlightening life's pathway, how unambitious style, and not wanting in animation. ever dreary.' The success which the first edition Already some time published in the Tauchnitz of this story met with has induced the publication Edition, this charming study of every-day life has of a second, which contains a number of revisions found many admirers. The reader will feel, after and corrections. The story is one of much inter- perusing it, that he has made the acquaintance est, and it sets forth a number of religious truths of some characters whose memory will give solace in a forcible as well as attractive manner.
to many a quiet hour, and be an incentive to reMorelet's Travels in Central America (Holt newed exertions in the paths of homely duty. & Williams),- The author a few years since ex
In Exile, from the German of W. Von St. plored thoroughly that vast and almost unknown (Lippincott), is a fascinating book-a beautiful region of our own continent which forms the heart | story, well and simply told, which takes deeper of Central America. He was the first to traverse it hold upon the reader from the fact that some of since the days of Cortez and Las Casas, and the the characters, while not unnatural, are someHon. E. G. Squier, himself the leading American what exceptional, and are portrayed with vividauthority on that portion of our hemisphere, in a ness, but with charming simplicity.”—Phila. valuable introduction to the present work, charac. Evening Bulletin. terizes his explorations as “ second in extent and value to none that have been carried out, through | by the author of “ The Wide, Wide World”
Opportunities, a Sequel to “What She Could” individual enterprise, on this continent, during (Carter & Bros.), is the touching history of two the present century.' His travels and record of orphan girls, who have been placed in the family them supplement those of others in other parts of of a cold-hearted and selfish aunt, who renders their Central America, so that we have now descrip- lives unhappy, and opposes the efforts of the tions of that whole territory. The volume was printed in France merely for private circulation, which they reside.
younger to do good to the poor of the village in but it was too valuable not to be given to the
Her pastor finally effects her
removal to another family, who are about to public, as it now is, for the first time, in an
remove to the city, where the tale is to be taken American translation, It is written with great up again in a sequel volume, entitled “The House vivacity, is very interesting, contains very much of in Town,” which the publishers announce to be value, and is altogether a book of travels worthy ready soon. to stand alongside of that of Prof. Pumpelly. It is published in excellent shape, with numerous Motherless; or, A Parisian Family, from the maps and illustrations.--Ev. Mail.
French of Madame Guizot De Witt, by the
author of “ John Halifax” (Harper), is an exHare's Walks in Rome (Routledge). -- As a quisite story, showing how a Parisian family outhandbook to Rome, the value of this work can
lived the selfish, frivolous life it had been leadnot easily be over-estimated. Mr. Hare is a ing, and consecrated itself to the service of God scholar, an antiquary, and a man to whom the and humanity. The book is inscribed " for girls masterpieces of literature are known; and in the in their teens," a leading feature of the tale being production of these “ Walks in Rome,” he has the conquest of the selish, egotistical nature of utilized his knowledge and experience for the ad- such a young person ; but we can commend the vantage of the world. The work is not only a descriptive and an historical guide, but contains all almost all ages.
work as likely to be interesting to both texes and
The feeling of the story is so necessary information for travellers and tourists.
good, says the Pall Mall Gazette, the characters “ The Daughter of an Egyptian King” (Lip are so clearly marked, there is such freshness and pincott) is translated by Henry Reed from the truth to nature in the simple incidents recorded, German of George Ebers. Of the author it is that we have been allured on from page to page said that he holds a high rank among the anti- | without the least wish to avail ourselves of a quaries and those noted for their researches in the privilege permitted sometimes to the reviewer, land of the Nile, and has had the counsel and criti- and to skip a portion of the narrative. cism of Lepsius, the great scholar, in regard to the Lucy's Two Lives, by Harriet B. McKeever, is plan and details of his novel.
the well-told history of a wealthy young lady of
New York, whose first lise was devoted to amuse himself in repair," which is itself contained in one ment, fashion, frivolity, selfishness, and consequent of the volumes. We know of nothing better in unhappiness, but whose subsequent second life of their way for S. S. libraries, and hope to transfer usefulness, benevolence, and piety, displayed the some of the best to our own columns.-Congre beauty and the power of Christianity in affording gationalist. true happiness. It is a story of much interest, has
JACOB ABBOTT.—It always gives us pleasure to quite a range of different characters and vicissitudes, and is calculated to do much good.
announce a new book by Jacob Abbott, the vet
eran and popular writer for the young; for we are Max Kromer, by the author of " Jessica's First always sure that it will be entertaining and in. Prayer," etc. (Dodd & Mead), a story printed structive. Few other living authors know so well from advance sheets furnished by the author, the secret of imparting useful knowledge through Hesba Stretton, gives a vivid description of the the medium of pleasant fiction. All the boys and terrors and trials of the siege, as endured by a girls of our acquaintance seem to be of the same Christian family in Strasburg. The story is told mind, and they will be greatly pleased to know with great simplicity, and the scenes are so life that in a few days a new book from his pen will be like and natural that the reader seems to share in published by the Harpers. It will tell them all the experience of the besieged. The deeply pious about “Heat ;” and we venture to say that the sentiment of the book will commend it to all boy or girl who reads it through will learn more Christian people.
about this interesting subject than many a man Frank Austin's Diamond and Eagle Crag
who has gone through college. A pleasant story (Carter & Bros.) are two new volumes of the of adventure runs through the book, which is favorite “Drayton Hall Series." This series of prettily and profusely illustrated. - Tribune. stories, illustrative of the Beatitudes, is a valua. HINTS FOR TABLEAUX.-In the April number ble contribution to our best juvenile literature. of “Our Young Folks,” Mr. G. B. Bartlett, who The truth and beauty of the great sayings of is exceedingly ingenious in devising and arranging Christ are represented in these narratives with sim- tableaux, gives suggestions for the successful repplicity and naturalness.
resentation of several scenes, figures, and legendary The Story Lizzie Told, by the Author of characters. Mr. Bartlett promises to explain in " Stepping Heavenward” (Randolph). This most future numbers how to throw colored lights withpathetic story has in it that touch of nature which out fire, smoke, or smell, how to paint scenery claims kinship with every true heart. In exquisite and mix the paints, how to present ship and boat ly simple language, the little heroine tells the his- views in perfect style, and to give full accounts of tory of her own short life, perfectly unconscious elaborate scenes, pictures, burlesques, and statuary, the while of its sublime self-abnegation, and its with many amusing adventures he has experienced wonderful love and patience. It is difficult to give in his travels. this book all the praise it deserves, but its small T. ELLWOOD ZELI., who has branch houses in price places it within the reach of all
, and neither New York and Chicago, having nearly completed adult nor child can afford to lose the lessons for his first enterprise, viz., “Zell's Popular Encyclo. heart and home it so touchingly teaches.-Chris. dia,” announces “ Zell's New Descriptive Hand tian Union.
Atlas of the World.” The maps, of which there will Little Redcap. A Tale for Boys (Boston : be 33, are to be printed in colors, and will measD. Lothrop & Co.). Every boy of healthy natural ure 16 by it inches. A corresponding descriptemperament will give this a hearty welcome, tive letter-press will accompany each map. So A child's book that is really a child's book, and far as relates to the United States as a whole, and fulfis thoroughly its intention, has always a cer also as to individual States, the figures of the last tain inherent beauty, but this little history has census returns will be waited for, and regarding also positively good qualities which should com. Europe the new map will contain all the boundary mend it to every parent and teacher,
changes brought about by the war. Nanny and I (Martien), is a charmingly-told THE LEONARD SCOTT Co. have made arstory of a little Scotch girl's experience in leaving rangements to supply the place of The North her home to find a livelihood in this country. The Brilish Review, which has recently been discontrials which came to her in her religious experien. tinued, by The British Quarterly, an able and popces, and the helps vouchsased her by the ever ular Review, the whole four numbers of which for prcsent Saviour, are full of instruction and encour the year 1871 will be furnished to subscribers agement to all, old and young. Master Charlie ; | without charge for the January number. of , the Little Captain, by the same publisher,
OSGOOD & Co. have made an aris a stirring story for the boys.
rangement with Mr. Bret Harte by which he is Shawny and the light House (Carter Bros.), to write exclusively for their periodicals, The Alis a very sweet little story, which will engage the lantic Monthly and Every Saturday.
They sympathies of all who take it up, and is as taste state that Every Saturday will shortly contain . fully printed as it is told.
contributions from his pen. Of The Bag of Blessings, and The Babe at the J. B. LIPPINCOTT & Co. have issued a useful Wedding (Caiter Bros.), it is enough to say that classified index to their general catalogue; also, cach is a collection of short stories by the author a list of books for Sunday-School libraries and of that most excellent sketch " The man who kept premiums,
Park Street PULPIT is published every crown octavo volumes, at two shillings each. Monday by James R. Osgood & Co., at 10 cents “ Sartor Resartus," with a portrait, will begin a number, or $4 a year.
It contains one ser the series, and other books will appear at the rate mon each week of the Rev. Wm. H. Murray, of of a volume a month. Scribner, Welford & Co. Park Street Church.
are the American agents. On the Genesis of Species, by St. Geo. Mivart, MR. Warner's delightfully humorous little is said to be the most vigorous refutation of Dar- book “My Summer in a Garden," has reached winism that has appeared.
the fourth edition. Its fame has spread far and Mark Twain has arranged with Mr. Church, wide, and orders come to its publishers from all editor of the Galaxy, a transformation of his de? | odd corners of the country. 'partment. In the May number for “Memoranda" A new novel from Ouida's pen is forthcom. will be substituted a humorous department, to ing. Its title is "Folle- Farine.” The Lippin. which widely-known writers will contribute, in cotts will be the American publishers. addition to Mark Twain, who will still remain, however, the leading and frequent contributor, the
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