IN THE DWELLINGS
OF THE WILDERNESS
In the Dwellings
of the Wilderness
C. BRYSON TAYLOR
"There are more things in heaven and earth,
Hamlet I. v.
WITH DECORATIONS IN COLOUR
HENRY HOLT AND COMPANY
HENRY HOLT AND COMPANY
Published April, 1904
Decorations in colour by the Decorative Designers
Cover and initials by Bertha Stuart
In similar binding, varying somewhat with the season. 12mo. $1.25 per volume
THE ROMANCE OF PISCATOR
A tale of how the trout and landlocked salmon temporarily lost their magic for Piscator before the mightier spells cast by the Peri; how he was greatly tempted by circumstance, and offended; how complications ensued when he followed the Peri and her "anglemaniac" father; and of wanderings, adventures, more fishing frequent fishing and an embarrassing climax.
Though in this tale four "humans" are duly human, and excite our sympathy and interest, the great Micmac swamp in Nova Scotia dominates the action. Perhaps the most striking "human" is the fascinating and unscrupulous Mrs. Marescaux, who comes to the hero in his camp in the deep woods. Through her mach-nations he and the heroine have to face many grim adventures and death is often imminent. How it comes, or if it comes, we will not tell. Indian and half- breed themes add picturesqueness.
UNCLE MAC'S NEBRASKY
William R. Lighten has scarcely a superior for grasp on the masculine traits of the earlier West. In this book he gives bits of conversational autobiography from the mixed career of "Uncle Mac," a genuine Westerner, who went from Indiana in '55 when strenuousness was more a reality than a fad. "Uncle Mac" is a real live man, full of shrewd humor. His yarns are quite as strange as any truth. Of course there are several lively frontier episodes.
A NIGHT WITH ALESSANDRO
The action of this stirring tale occupies but a single night, from dark to dawn. The scene and period are among the most picturesque in history, Florence in the twilight of the Medicis. According to the principles laid down by that great historical story-teller, Von Riehl, the principal characters a French gentleman, sent by Charles V. to report on the sentiment of the Florentines, his body servant, and the heroine are all fictitious. But there are telling sketches of the actual interesting people they fall in with, including the treacherous banker, Strozzi (in whose prison-like palace much of the action passes), the dissolute Duke Alessandro, his despicable kinsman "Lorenzaccio," Cardinal Ippolito, and others. Effective coloured sketches of the Strozzi palace at night, Florence at dusk, and Fiesole at dawn, embellish the book.
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BY ARTHUR COLTON
A Novel. With Frontispiece by Eliot Keen. $1.50
Port Argent is Mr. Colton's most ambitious work thus far. It presents a telling picture of American life in a Middle Western city about 1890, "a time and place of many experiments and many an undenominated thing." The main action covers only a few weeks. It involves business, politics, religion, sudden death, and love at cross-purposes, the Acadia of youth and the problem of old age. It offers no panacea for the municipal disease, and guarantees no social dogma, neither does it recommend despair. It suggests that charity is the most comfortable attitude toward one's neighbor's sins, though not necessarily the most useful. Its villains are not beyond human sympathy, and its heroes are imperfect.
With a Frontispiece by A. B. Frost. 12mo, $1.25
Mr. Colton here depicts a gallery of very varied Americans. Tioba was a mountain which meant well but was mistaken.
"He is always the artist observer, adding stroke upon stroke with the surest of sure pens, … an author who recalls the old traditions that there were once such things as good writing and good story-telling."
"In each of these stories he has presented some out-of-the-way fragment of life with faithfulness and power … He has the artist's instinct."
"He has originality, feeling, humor."
N. Y. TRIBUNE:
"There is serious thought as well as good art in this book; there is individuality also, and we gladly commend it."
"Mr. Colton rarely fails to strike the reader's fancy by his unexpected and ingenious turns of thought and his quaint way of putting things."
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"Conan Doyle and Anna Katharine Green have a worthy rival in Burton B. Stevenson."—Chicago Record-Herald.
The Holladay Case
By BURTON E. STEVENSON
With Frontispiece by Eliot Keen
¶ An absorbing tale of a modern mystery, in which the horror of the opening situation is but lightly touched on, and the chief appeal is made by ingenuity, dramatic situation, and suspense. It starts with the finding of a New York banker, stabbed to death in his office. The lawyer who finally unravels the tangle does so in a highly original manner. There are many stirring incidents, while the scenes shift from New York, partly in the French quarter, to an ocean steamer and to France.
Professor Dicey recently said to a company of students: "If you like a detective story take care you read a goo_d detective story." This is a good detective story, and it is the better because the part of the hero is not filled by a member of the profession … The reader will not want to put the book down until he has reached the last page. This is one of the most ingeniously constructed detective stories we have read in a long time, and it is well written into the bargain.
NEW YORK MAIL AND EXPRESS:—
Worth reading … ingenious without violating probability.
Developed with novelty and originality … may be heartily commended.
Of rare interest and intricacy.
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THIRTEENTH IMPRESSION of "A novel novel and an all-around good one."—Brooklyn Eagle.
The Lightning Conductor.
The Strange Adventures of a Motor Car.
By C. N. and A. M. WILLIAMSON.
¶ The love story of a beautiful American and a gallant Englishman, who stoops to conquer. Two almost human automobiles, the one German, heavy and stubborn, and the other French, light and easy-going, play prominent parts. There is much humor. Picturesque scenes in Provence, Spain and Italy pass before the reader's eyes in rapid succession.
Nation: "Such delightful people, and such delightful scenes … It should be a good, practical guide to those about to go over the same course, while its charming descriptions of travel afford an ample new fund of pleasure, tinged with envy here and there to the stay-at-homes."
N. Y. Sun: "A pleasant and felicitous romance."
Springfield Republican : "Wholly new, and decidedly entertaining."
Brooklyn Eagle: "A novel novel and an all-around good one."
Chicago Post: "Sprightly humor … the story moves."
Boston Transcript: "Can hardly fail of a popular vote of approval."
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