Book Review Digest Volume 5

Book Review Digest Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...the public, the fable at least is mildly readable." + 'Nation. 89: 122. Ag. 5, '09. 300w. "A pretty story, written with considerable skill, but drawing its inspiration from the author's imagination rather than from knowledge of real men and women." H N. Y. Times. 14: 294. My. 8, '09. 180w. "A sympathetic novel, one of the best in our opinion that Mrs. Kingsley has written." + R. of R. 40: 124. Jl. '09. 80w. Kingsley, Florence Morse. Star of love. t$2. 11 Appleton. 9-27029. The life of Queen Esther, the star of love, at the corrupt court of Xerxes is here pictured in a vivid fashion that well supplements the Bible story. The benign influence of the gentle Hebrew maiden over the dread king who lives in suspicion of intrigue and deception la charmingly shown, and she appears in glowing contrast to the wily queen mother, the wile of Hamon, and others of the court. She is true to herself and her love, be it in the royal gardens of ease, or on the day of dread and danger when she faced her enemies with her little son in her arms and a prayer to the one God on her lips. There are eight illustrations by Arthur E. Becher in soft oriental tones. "An absorbing romance." + Dial. 47: 464. D. 1, '09. 110w. "Miss Kingsley will add materially to an already wide and favorable reputation by this latest novel." + Lit. D. 39: 782. N. 6. '09. 280w. Kingsley, Rose Georgina. Roses and rosegrowing; with a chapter on "How to grow roses for exhibition," by the Rev. F: Page-Roberts. $2. Macmillan. Agro-1598. "To amateurs and professional cultivators who wish to inform themselves as to what is latest and best in regard to roses, we can cordially recommend this modest volume. Miss Kingsley brings to her task...show more

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  • Paperback | 584 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 30mm | 1,030g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236540417
  • 9781236540416