From the Life

From the Life  (1919) 
by Harvey J. O'Higgins
Illustrated by F. R. Gruger (frontispiece). Most or all of these stories were first published individually in Century Magazine, with more illustations by Gruger.

Harvey O'Higgins's volume of short stories, "From the Life," comes with a shock of difference from the conventional form and is a book to be valued. Here is no feather-fluff of romance, no sermonic pill disguised as caramel, no mere effort to entertain the brainless, but life shown seriously, with an inexorable logic of events in harmony with character, Mr. O'Kiggins has chosen for his medium of expression the character study somewhat resembling Dreiser's studies of his "Twelve Men". —Extracted from "Latest Modes in Fiction," by Dorothy Scarborough, in The Bookman, 1919.

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FROM THE LIFE
Portrait Studies of Some
Distinguished Americans

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"I DON'T LIVE ANYWHERE," SHE SAID AT LAST

FROM THE LIFE

Imaginary Portraits of Some
Distinguished Americans


BY
HARVEY O'HIGGINS
Author of
"ADVENTURES OF DETECTIVE BARNEY"
"THE SMOKE-EATERS" ETC.

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HARPER & BROTHERS PUBLISHERS
NEW YORK AND LONDON

From the Life


Copyright, 1919, by Harper & Brothers
Printed in the United States of America
Published September, 1919

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This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1926.


The author died in 1929, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.