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The Modern Fiction Library
A new and important series of some of the best popular novels which have been published in recent years.
These successful books are now made available at a popular price in response to the insistent demand for cheaper editions.
The authors include such well-known names as:
|JACK LONDON||JAMES LANE ALLEN|
|ROBERT HERRICK||WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS|
|H. G. WELLS||E. V. LUCAS|
|RICHARD WASHBURN CHILD||CHARLES G. D. ROBERTS|
|ELIZABETH ROBINS||Mrs. ROGER A. PRYOR|
Each volume, Cloth, 12mo, 50 cents net; postage, 10 cents extra
"Burning Daylight" is just the kind of a story that Jack London loves to write the story of the struggles of a strong man in a world of strong men. Moreover, it is a story which he has written purely for the story's sake he does not preach anything in it. This fact will make it appeal to those who dislike to have their socialism, or whatever it may be, mixed up with their fiction. "Jack London," The Springfield Union writes, "has outdone himself in 'Burning Daylight.'" The book gets its title from the hero who is nicknamed "Burning Daylight" because it was his custom at the first intimation of daylight to rout out his companions for the day's work, so there would be no waste of the daylight hours, or in other words, no burning of daylight.
The Reign of Law A Tale of the Kentucky Hempfields
"Mr. Allen has a style as original and almost as perfectly finished as Hawthorne's, and he has also Hawthorne's fondness for spiritual suggestions that make all his stories rich in the qualities that are lacking in so many novels of the period."—San Francisco Chronicle.
Kings in Exile
"'Kings in Exile,' a book of animal stories by Charles G. D. Roberts, is a series of unusually fascinating tales of the sea and woods. The author catches the spirit of forest and sea life, and the reader comes to have a personal love and knowledge of our animal relations."—Boston Globe.
A Kentucky Cardinal
"A narrative, told with naive simplicity in the first person, of how a man who was devoted to his fruits and flowers and birds came to fall in love with a fair neighbor, who treated him at first with whimsical raillery and coquetry, and who finally put his love to the supreme test."—New York Tribune.
Elizabeth and her German Garden
"It is full of nature in many phases of breeze and sunshine, of the glory of the land, and the sheer joy of living. Merry and wise, clever and lovable, as polished as it is easy ... a book for frequent reading as for wholesome enjoyment."—New York Times.
The Colonel's Story
In this novel, Mrs. Pryor, well known and loved for her charming reminiscences and books about the old South, has pictured life in Virginia sixty or seventy years ago. The story she has told is one in which the spirit of the times figures largely; adventure and romance have their play and carry the plot to a satisfying end. It would be difficult, indeed, if not impossible, to find a fitter pen to portray the various features of Virginia life and culture than Mrs. Pryor, who is "to the manor born," and was raised amid the memories of a past where, until the war for Southern independence, families retained their social standing and customs from generation to generation.
A Friend of Cæsar
"As a story . . . there can be no question of its success. . . . While the beautiful love of Cornelia and Drusus lies at the sound, sweet heart of the story, to say so is to give a most meagre idea of the large sustained interest of the whole. . . . There are many incidents so vivid, so brilliant, that they fix themselves in the memory." . . . Nancy Huston Banks in The Bookman.
"A big, simple, leisurely moving chronicle of life. The one who relates it is Jim Hands, an Irish-American, patient, honest, shrewd, and as dependable as Gibraltar itself. . . . The 4 heady ' member of Jim's excellent family is the daughter Katherine, whose love affair with the boss's son, Robert, is tenderly and delicately imparted. ... A story study of character in many lights and shadows . . . touches of sublime self-sacrifice and telling pictures of mutual helpfulness and disinterested kindness. ... In its frequent digressions, in its shrewd observations of life, in its genuine humor and large outlook reveals a personality which commands the profoundest respect and admiration. Jim is a real man, sound and fine."—Daily News.
A Dark Lantern
A powerful and striking novel, English in scene, which takes an essentially modern view of society and of certain dramatic situations. The "Dark Lantern" is a brusque, saturnine, strong-willed doctor, who makes wonderful cures, bullies his patients, and is hated and sought after. The book has the absorbing interest of a strong and moving story, varied in its scenes and characters, and sustained throughout on high spiritual, intellectual, and emotional planes.
The Wheels of Chance
"Mr. Wells is beyond question the most plausible romancer of the time. ... He unfolds a breathlessly interesting story of battle and adventure, but all the time he is thinking of what our vaunted strides in mechanical invention may come to mean. . . . Again and again the story, absorbing as it is, brings the reader to a reflective pause." ...—The New York Tribune.
The Common Lot
A story of present-day life, intensely real in its picture of a young architect whose ideals in the beginning were, at their highest, æsthetic rather than spiritual. He has been warped and twisted by sordid commercial strife until "the spirit of greed has eaten him through and through." Then comes the revelation of himself,—in a disaster due in part to his own connivance in "graft,"—and his gradual regeneration. The influence of his wife's standards on his own and on their family life is finely brought out. It is an unusual novel of great interest.
Mr. E. V. Lucas early achieved enviable fame and became well known as the clever author of delightful books of travel, and charming anthologies of prose and verse.
When "Over Bemerton's," his first novel, was published, his versatility and charm as a writer of fiction stood fully revealed. He displayed himself as an intellectual and amusing observer of life's foibles with a hero characterized, says the Independent, by "inimitable kindness and humor."
In "Mr. Ingleside" he has again written a story of high excellence, individual and entertaining. With its quiet calm reflection, its humorous interpretation of life and its delightful situations and scenes it reminds one of the literary excursions and charms of the leaders of the early Victorian era.
The Macmillan Standard Library
Each volume, Cloth, 12mo, 50 cents
This series has taken its place as one of the most important popular-priced editions. The "Library" includes only those books which have been put to the test of public opinion and have not been found wanting, books, in other words, which have come to be regarded as standards in the fields of knowledge literature, religion, biography, history, politics, art, economics, sports, sociology, and belles lettres. Together they make the most complete and authoritative works on the several subjects.
Notable Additions to the Macmillan Standard Library
THE COUNTRY LIFE MOVEMENT IN THE UNITED STATES
"... clearly thought out, admirably written, and always stimulating in its generalization and in the perspectives it opens."—Philadelphia Press.
"Concise and straightforward to the point of bareness in its presentation of facts, arguments, and plans, its every sentence is packed so full of what the author thinks, knows, and hopes of the condition, prospects, and possibilities of rural life, that the volume comes as near to being solid meat as any book can come."—New York Times.
HOW TO HELP: A MANUAL OF PRACTICAL CHARITY
" It is an exceedingly comprehensive work, and its chapters on the homeless man and woman, its care of needy families, and the discussion of the problems of child labor will prove of value to the philanthropic worker."
HOW TO GROW VEGETABLES
"It is particularly valuable to a beginner in vegetable gardening, giving not only a convenient and reliable planting-table, but giving particular attention to the culture of the vegetables."—Suburban Life.
LINCOLN, ABRAHAM, THE MAN OF THE PEOPLE
"A life of Lincoln that has never been surpassed in vividness, compactness, and lifelike reality."—Chicago Tribune.
"Mr. Hapgood is not depicting a mere model here, but a living, awkward, fallible, steadfast, noble man."—Boston Globe.
JAPAN: AN ATTEMPT AT INTERPRETATION
"A thousand books have been written about Japan, but this one is one of the rarely precious volumes which opens the door to an intimate acquaintance with the wonderful people who command the attention of the world to-day."—Boston Herald.
HOW TO KEEP BEES FOR PROFIT
"A book which gives an insight into the life history of the bee family, pointing out the various methods by which bee-keeping may be made of increased interest and profit, as well as telling the novice how to start an apiary and care for it."—Country Life in America.
A MANUAL OF PRACTICAL FARMING
"No better adjective can be used in describing this book than the one included in the title " practical," for the author has placed before the reader in the simplest terms a means of assistance in the ordinary problems of farming."—National Nurseryman.
THE CHURCH AND THE CHANGING ORDER
"The book throughout is characterized by good sense and restraint. ... A notable book and one that every Christian may read with profit."—The Living Church.
A SELF-SUPPORTING HOME
"Each chapter is the detailed account of all the work necessary for one month in the vegetable garden, among the small fruits, with the fowls, guineas, rabbits, caries, and in every branch of husbandry to be met with on the small farm.—Louisville Courier-Journal.
HOW TO KEEP HENS FOR PROFIT
"Those who have been looking for the reason why their poultry ven-tures were not yielding a fair profit, those who are just starting in the poultry business, and seasoned poultrymen will all find in it much of value."—Chicago Tribune.
Other Volumes in the Macmillan Standard Library
THE SPIRIT OF YOUTH AND THE CITY STREETS
"Shows such sanity, such breadth and tolerance of mind, and such penetration into the inner meanings of outward phenomena as to make it a book which no one can afford to miss.—New York Times.
THE NEW THEOLOGY
"A fine contribution to the better thought of our times and written in the spirit of the Master.—St. Paul Dispatch.
THE CARE OF A HOUSE
"If the average man knew one-tenth of what Mr. Clark tells him in this book, he would be able to save money every year on repairs, etc.—Chicago Tribune.
THE UNITED STATES AS A WORLD POWER
"Justly entitled to recognition as a work of real distinction ... it moves the reader to thought.—Nation.
THE PROMISE OF AMERICAN LIFE
"The most profound and illuminating study of our national conditions which has appeared in many years.—Theodore Roosevelt.
MONOPOLIES AND TRUSTS
"The evils of monopoly are plainly stated and remedies are proposed. This book should be a help to every man in active business life.—Baltimore Sun.
THE MYSTERY OF GOLF
"It is more than a golf book. There is interwoven with it a play of mild philosophy and of pointed wit."—Boston Globe.
SOCIALISM IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
"An interesting historical sketch of the movement."—Newark Evening News.
The centenary edition of this popular work. A clear, simple, narrative biography of the great missionary, explorer, and scientist.
"Mr. Hunter's book is at once sympathetic and scientific. He brings to the task a store of practical experience in settlement work gathered in many parts of the country."—Boston Transcript.
SOCIALISTS AT WORK
"A vivid, running characterization of the foremost personalities in the Socialist movement throughout the world."—Review of Reviews.
THE ETHICS OF JESUS
"I know no other study of the ethical teaching of Jesus so scholarly, careful, clear, and compact as this."—G. H. Palmer, Harvard University.
"An able conspectus of modern psychological investigation, viewed from the Christian standpoint."—Philadelphia Public Ledger.
REVOLUTION, AND OTHER ESSAYS
THE WAR OF THE CLASSES
"Mr. London's book is thoroughly interesting, and his point of view is very different from that of the closet theorist."—Springfield Republican.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: POET, DRAMATIST, AND MAN
"It is rather an interpretation than a record."—Chicago Standard.
THE GOSPEL AND THE MODERN MAN
"A succinct statement of the essentials of the New Testament."—Service.
THE SOCIAL BASIS OF RELIGION
"A work of substantial value."—Continent.
THE APPROACH TO THE SOCIAL QUESTION
"This book is at once the most delightful, persuasive and sagacious contribution to the subject.—Louisville Courier-Journal
CHRISTIANITY AND THE SOCIAL CRISIS
"It is a book to like, to learn from, and to be charmed with."—New York Times.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT, THE CITIZEN
"A refreshing and stimulating picture." New York Tribune.
A LIVING WAGE: ITS ETHICAL AND ECONOMIC ASPECTS
"The most judicious and balanced discussion at the disposal of the general reader."—World To-day.
WHAT IS SHAKESPEARE?
"Emphatically a work without which the library of the Shakespeare student will be incomplete."—Daily Telegraph.
HOME LIFE IN GERMANY
THE SPIRIT OF AMERICAN GOVERNMENT
"Not since Bryce's 'American Commonwealth' has a book been produced which deals so searchingly with American political institutions and their history."—New York Evening Telegram.
"One of the ablest expositions of Socialism that has ever been written."—New York Evening Call.
THE GOSPEL FOR A WORLD OF SIN
"One of the basic books of true Christian thought of to-day and of all times."—Boston Courier.
THE SPIRIT OF AMERICA
"In this work the fruit of years of application and reflection is clearly apparent; it is undoubtedly the most notable interpretation in years of the real America. It compares favorably with Bryce's 'American Commonwealth.'"—Philadelphia Press.
THE THEORY OF THE LEISURE CLASS
"The most valuable recent contribution to the elucidation of this theory."—London Times.
THE OLD ORDER CHANGETH
"Mr. White tells in the trained words of an observer about the present status of society in America. It is an excellent antidote to the pessimism of modern writers on our social system."—Baltimore Sun.
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