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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...He worked with a will, and yet in every sketch of casts, of moving figures, or of still life, his restless fingers always ran instinctively to the military. The signing of his name to a poster or oil would always be accompanied by some small token of a soldier's life, a bugle, a bayonet, a cuirassier's helmet, or what not. One day his instructor accosted him thus: " Well, you have been a good student and a hard worker, but you should be a general. Go and join the army! " He followed this advice, but the overwhelming sense of the artistic in his nature drew him back again to the pencil and the paint brush. When he died the greatest delineator of European military life had been lost to the world. This incident bears directly upon the life and art of Marshall Saunders, for hers is a mind that has its own particular sphere of creative ability, and in this sphere it has remained and has won success. The same invisible something that drew the Frenchman's fingers to the soldier, has drawn the imagination of Miss Saunders to the delineation of the lives and characteristics of simple natures. Differing also from a prominent American authoress who gave promise of masterful work in this same sphere by one great story on the American child, but disappointed those who expected wonderful things by spending the time subsequent to its production in the creation of romances of a degenerate English aristocracy; Miss Saunders has followed the success of her first great juvenile with other successes of equal merit. "The Adventures of 'Tilda Jane " in 1901 is a chronicle which bids fair to be as widely read as the story of " Beautiful Joe," which appeared in 1894, and has sold four hundred thousand strong. Worth alone could stimulate such a reading. This worth is of...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236673352
  • 9781236673350