The Literary World Volume 33

The Literary World Volume 33

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ... Wood Pigeons and Mary. Mrs. Molesworth. There is an odd mixture of fable and fact in this pretty tale of little English Mary and her wood doves, altogether charming for children from eight to twelve. Mrs. Molesworth has a happy way of putting things, and her birds and beasts and little boys and girls understand each other with that easy intimacy only possible in fairy fiction. Macmillan. $1.25-Fernley House. Mrs. Laura E. Richards. The last in the "Margaret Series," bringing things to a fortunate conclusion. There are reunions, prospective marriages, and finally the finding of a quantity of family jewels. Everything ends so propitiously to the several Margarets, Uncle John and the rest that the reader can find no fault, but leaves them to their riches and happiness. Estes. $1.25. Two of the Best. Dorothy Quigley, (Mrs. Luther B. Little). The story of two boys, "Rowdy" and Clarence, who have startling adventures by sea and land, are exposed to pernicious influences, but are saved from final shipwreck by the tactful kindness of Professor Williams, a naturalist. The tone is wholesome; and there is incidentally much to be learned about the wonders of California. Dutton. lMS-1 Swedish Fairy Tales. Anna Wahlenburg. A freshness and humor about these stories distinguish them in their class. The translation, presumably by a husband or brother, is less satisfactory, but if not always elegant is fluent and expressive. "Peter Fiffer," and "The Boy Who Became a Goblin" convey each a droll lesson, but prettiest of all is the tale of the farmer who captures a Brownie and makes him do household work in a dusty cellar instead of dancing with his mates in free moonlight. The poor elf finally fades into a syncope...
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  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 395g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236948971
  • 9781236948977