The Father Confessor, Stories of Death and Danger
THE FATHER CONFESSOR
THE FATHER CON-
FESSOR STORIES OF
DEATH AND DANGER
BY DORA SIGERSON SHORTER (Mrs.
Clement Shorter) ILLUSTRATED
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THROUGHOUT the whole history of English literature there is no period which impresses one with its variety and helpfulness in any way comparable to the first half of the nineteenth century. No period certainly has produced so many books which it is essential for our own age to read. The idea of "The Nineteenth Century Classics" is to place these permanent treasures of the century before the public in an attractive and serviceable form. Each volume is beautifully printed on fine paper, well bound, with photogravure frontispiece.
SARTOR RESARTUS. By Thomas Carlyle. With an Introduction by Edward Dowden, LL. D.
ALARIC AT ROME, AND OTHER POEMS. By Matthew Arnold. With an Introduction by Richard Garnett, C.B., LL.D.
HEROES AND HERO-WORSHIP. By Thomas Carlyle. With an Introduction by Edmund Gosse.
PAST AND PRESENT. By Thomas Carlyle. With an Introduction by Frederick Harrison.
PROMETHEUS BOUND, AND OTHER POEMS. By Elizabeth Barrett Browning. With an Introduction by Alice Meynell.
BELLS AND POMEGRANATES, AND OTHER POEMS. By Robert Browning. With an Introduction by Thos. J. Wise.
BELLS AND POMEGRANATES. (Second Series.) By Robert Browning.
CRANFORD. By Mrs. Gaskell. With an Introduction by W. Robertson Nicoll, LL.D.
THE OPIUM EATER. By Thomas de Quincey. With an Introduction by Richard le Gallienne.
THE AUTOCRAT OF THE BREAKFAST TABLE. By Oliver Wendell Holmes. With an Introduction by Andrew Lang.
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SORROW AND SONG.
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ATHENÆUM (four-column review commencing on first page): "These essays are eloquently and often poetically written, and the critcism is, we think, mainly just."
"A tribute (the paper on Marston) of singular beauty and tenderness, but at the same time full of critical insight."
MORNING POST: "Remarkable papers. Both as a psychologist and critic he is thoroughly conscientious and discriminative. Gracefully written, his study of Heine charms by its keen yet sympathetic appreciation of a complex genius, while the article on Robertson of Brighton and others In the volume are no less characterised by originality and serious thought."
A DEAD MAN’S DIARY.
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MRS. LOUISE CHANDLER MOULTON on Syndicate Article on "Four Modern Men": "A book which must certainly be accounted one of the pronounced literary successes of the time. It has gone through various editions in America, as well as in England, and I think no one who has read it could ever quite escape from its haunting spell. It contains passages of poetic prose, which no love of the beautiful will overlook, and its appeal to the consciences of men is even more strenuous. I am not surprised to learn that the first English edition of 2,000 copies was exhausted a few days after publication.
MR. J. M. BARRIE in the British Weekly: "The vigour of this book is great, and the anonymous author has an uncommon gift of intensity. On many readers, it may be guessed, the book will have a mesmeric effect."
A BOOK OF STRANGE SINS.
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THE ACADEMY: "Such books are among the healthiest symptoms, not only of modern literature, but of modern thought They are on the crest of the wave, whether we regard them from the artistic or the ethical standpoint. Mr. Kernahan’s plummet essays to sound the very depths of the human soul. … His book is a fine one, and we think it will live."
THE SKETCH: "The daring freshness of his thought, his great ability in expressing it, his contempt for common tradition, the sincerity which exudes from every page of his work, captivate the reader. I do not know of any piece of prose which opens up so many great questions in so few ones as the story ‘A Lost Soul,’ nor one which is more forcibly realistic and impressive than ‘The Apples of Sin.’"
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