The Critic Volume 39

The Critic Volume 39

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...which, after a successful run through the A//mztic Alan!/zly, has just appeared in book form. According to her publishers this is " the longest and the strongest" book that Miss jewett has yet written. Miss Jewett can be trusted to write an historical novel free from an overdose of gore. " The Tory Lover " is as straightforward and simple in its style, as though it were a tale of New England life to-day. It is fullof adventure, but it is not of the sensational kind. " Elizabeth and Her German Garden." It is the story of an Englishwoman who inherits money from a German relative and goes to Germany to spend it. She lives in a little village and observes as " Elizabeth" observes. One need hardly say that the book has its audience waiting for it. 3 The portrait of M. Edmond Rostand here given is taken from Vanity Fair, as is also this description of the author of " Cyrano de Bergerac" He was probably born a Poet three-and-thirty years ago; for he wrote lines as a boy. At the age of twenty or so he became a Dramatist; and now, aided by Bernhardt and Coquelin, he is very near the top of the dramatic tree: having made himself famous as the triumphant author of that " Cyrano (le Bergerac " which has drawn more money than any other play ever produced in Paris, and possibly even more so as the writer of the rather unhistorical, but extraordinarily successful, " L'Aiglon," which has so hugely gratified French sentiment. Otherwise, he has been guilty of such publications as "Les Romanesques," " La Samaritaine," and " Les Musardises," to say nothing of " La Princesse Lointaine," which, though much abused by the critics, is yet a...show more

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  • Paperback | 326 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 585g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236905075
  • 9781236905079