Publishers Weekly Volume 74

Publishers Weekly Volume 74

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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. 1908-07 edition. Excerpt: ...The Fm' cess," eliciting from the laureate an accolrleld of how suggestions from nature had finlcw into his verse. Last spring Dr. Dawson p 0; sided at the meeting of the Royal SOClE'l)'uch Canada. Of late his health_ has been mm impaired, and this has led him to resign arduous duties of his oflice. THAT the theatrical managers are on the lookout _for plays of modern business and society life is shown by the quickness with which the Messrs. Shubert secured the dramatic_rights to Arthur I. Eddy's new story of Chicago, "Ganton & C0." The publishers of the book, A. C. McClurg & Co., announce that a contract has been closed with the Shuberts providing for a production of the play, in either New York or Chicago, on or before February 1, 1909. The dramatization will be done by Augustus Thomas with the collab oration of Mr. Eddy, and a strong play promises to result. whose greatness of courage and spirit gives the title to the book. HARPER & Bkornmzs will publish shortly a volume containing "The Chariot Race," from General Lew Wallace's "Ben Hur." This is the first time that any part of the novel has been separated from the original text for publication, and the special favor with which the incident of the chariot race has been held by the public is given as a reason for its publication in a volume by itself. The publishers say that since "Ben Hur's" first appearance twenty-eight years ago it has reached a sale numbering a million copies. They have also nearly ready "The Genial Idiot," by John Kendrick Bangs, and "The Shadow World," by Hamlin Garland, a discussion of the possibility of communication with the dead, which...show more

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  • Paperback | 396 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 703g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236869273
  • 9781236869272