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Life and Times of Thomas Jefferson.
Mr. Thomas E. Watson continues his ad-
ventures in history in the same mood which
he exploited in his "Story of France" and
This is a mood that is always entertaining
to the reader whom he makes his companion.
For Mr. Watson has a real talent for narra-
tive, which consists partly in finding and
bringing to light the picturesque side of the
characters and events he deals with, and part-
ly in infusing botlji with the various pictur-
esque sides of his own personality.
His "Life and Times of Thomas Jefferson,"
which the Messrs. Appkton promise for next
week, has all the qualities wherewith we are
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failing high spirits and his jubilant self-con-
fidence are stimulating. They never offend,
even when he is advocating doctrines that
may be offensive to you (in this book this
rarely happens), and even his strictures on
Northern historians are offered with a good
nature that must appease those historians
We get no new light upon Thomas Jeffer-
son in this book, but we do get many side-
lights upon the character and the opinions
of Thomas E. Watson, which, if not entirely
new to us, preserve a perennial freshness.
(Appleton. $2.50.) New York Herald.
A Deal in Wheat.
These stories, fragmentary and dissimilar
as they are, are another proof of the loss that
the American world of letters, if not of lit-
erature, suffered in the early death of Frank
Norris. As the sub-title states, they are all
stories of the West, both old and new, the
West of the cowboy, the miner, and the
rancher. The same power of vivid portraiture
that characterized his more important work is
in evidence here and also his strong Ameri-
canism, in spite of his assumed resemblande
to the later French realists. The first story
in the volume, which gives the title to the
From "Watson's " Life of Thomas Jefferson,"
Copyright. 1903, by J. B. Lippiucott Company.
THE HOUSE IN PHILADELPHIA IN WHICH JEFFERSON WROTE THE
DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.
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collection, is one of the least impressive, but
it has the quality of dramatic sympathy and
insight that marked the two volumes in his
unfinished trilogy of the wheat. For the oth-
ers, it need only be said that they are excel-
lent examples of true realism, which may be
Mrs. Wharton's story, "Sanctuary," the
first work of any length which she has pub-
lished since "The Valley of Decision," deals
with a psychological situation of a most in-
teresting and novel kind, arising from a ques-
Jlrom Edith Wharton's "Sanctuary.'* copyiigni, lyub, by oiiaiies bciibUer-H cons
"let me make you some fresh tea/' she said.
described as a species of literary photography
combined with the artist's faculty of discern-
ment and interpretation. The occasional
straining for effect and insistence on a par-
ticular point of view on the reader's part that
marred some of his longer stories is almost
entirely absent here. (Doubleday, Page &
Co. $1.50.) Public Opinion.
tion of heredity and covering two periods a
generation apart. The whole is worked out
with the subtle power which is characteristic
of Mrs. Wharton's best work, and holds the
reader intent on the solution hidden until the
last from even the cleverest conjecture The
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A Sequence in Hearts.
The "labor question" fills a large share of
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and promises favorably for Miss Moss's fu-
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South American Republics.
Thomas C. Dawson begins his story of
South America with the times of the great
adventurers, when the enthusiasm for con-
quest ran so high that the Pope divided the
globe between Portugal and Spain. The
characters of this narrative are as picturesque
as any in fiction, but the author has not been
carried away by the romance of his subject.
From "Through the Gates o Old Romance." Copyright, 1903, by J. B. Lippincott Co,
NOW, LIKE SOME SLEEPY ANTIQUE DAME BELATED AFTER
A REVELRY^ IT WAITS DESPAIRINGLY BY THE
TURN OF THE ROAD.
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From "South American Republics." Copyright 1903, by G. P. Putnam's Sons.
AN OLD SPANISH CORNER IN BUENOS AIRES.
and the work is marked by faithful historical
accuracy. Besides his residence in Brazil, Mr.
Dawson has travelled widely through South
America, and his record of contemporary
events and conditions is particularly thorough
and interesting. The work will be completed
in tv/o volumes, to be sold separately. The
first volume, which is now in press, describes
the discoveries and the conquest, and deals
with the histories of four countries : Argen-
tina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Brazil. The
second v'^olume, in continuation, will treat of
Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia and
This book furnishes, in readable form, the
histories of nations that are little known and
that yet possess a special and growing interest
for citizens of the United States. These two
volumes should prove a valuable addition to
the popular Story of the Nations Series.
The work is attractively illustrated from
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The Life of Gladstone.
Mr. John Morley's "Life of Gladstone" is
unquestionably the most important biography
of the year. This is the authorized life of
the greatest statesman of the nineteenth cen-
tury, written at the expense of several years
of constant work, but the fittest man to treat
of Mr. Gladstone both as man and as states-
man. His admiration for his subject is firm,
but he considers that Gladstone was too great
a man to stand in need of either defence or
adulation. The sharpest of all the many dif-
ficulties of his task, he says, has been to draw
the line between history and biography be-
tween the fortunes of the community and
the exploits, thoughts and purposes of the
ir dividual who had so marked a share in
To a considerable extent the three volumes
form a history of England throughout the
majority of the great Victorian era; but Mr.
Morley recognizes that what interests the
world in Mr. Gladstone is even more what he
was than what he did, "his brilliancy, charm
and power ; the endless surprises ; his dual-
ism or more than dualism; his vicissitudes of
opinion ; his subtleties of mental progress ;
his strange union of qualities never else-
where found together; his striking unlike-
ness to other men in whom great and free
nations have for long periods placed their
trust." Gladstone said himself that his life
was ever "greatly absorbed in working the
institutions of his country;" and Mr. Morley
is careful to lay due emphasis upon the fact
that his subject was not only a political force
but a moral force.
The author was closely allied with Mr.
Gladstone in politics and public afifairs
throughout the whole of his active life.
Hardly another man has been so intimately
associated with Mr. Gladstone, partly be-
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cause of the very close affiliation between the
political opinions of the two men. As Mr.
Gladstone's literary executor, Mr. Morley has
had possession of all his private papers and
documents. He has likewise had at his
disposal all desirable public doctiments,
through his recent connection with the Eng-
Mr. Morley has devoted himself to por-
traying his subject as man and as statesman,
especially the former ; the detailed history of
Mr. Gladstone as theologian and churchman
From The Awakening of the Duchess." Copyright, 1903, by
Little, Brown & Co.
THE DUCHESS KISSED ROSEl.LE.
wull not be found in these pages, though the
strength and fervor of Mr. Gladstones devo-
tion to the church and to the religious sound-
ness of the community is made abundantly
clear. The pov/er, the swing, the style, and
the terse English of this volume would make
it delightful if it dealt with a less interesting
man. As it is, this is one of the year's books
which it is necessary to read, and which will
stand as a permanent addition to English lit-
erature. The volumes will be profusely illus-
trated with portraits, views and other pic-
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The Awakening of the Duchess.
Frances Charles's new story the best
this talented young author has written will
appeal to readers of all ages. It is the story
of the awakening of a mother's love for her
only daughter. The "Duchess" was not a
real duchess, but was so named by her little
daughter, Roselle, as it seemed the most
beautiful name she could give her, except
one. The little heiress, Roselle, is cared for
by her nurse. Aramanth, and by "Cross
Cook." She has seen the littje children play-
ing in the street, and wishes that she might
he poor so that she could play with them. She
longs for the love of her beautiful mother,
who is interested in missions, in charitable
organizations and in society. (Little, Brown
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The Five Nations.
In the volume entitled "The Five Nations,"
which is published simultaneously in New
York and London, Rudyard Kipling brings
together all the poems which he has printed
in divers places since 1896, with twenty-five
compositions that now see the light for the
first time. "Recessional" is, of course, in-
cluded in the collection, and there are many
other things printed which are illustrative of
Kipling's tendency to commemorate public
issues in verse, poems like "The White Man's
Burden," "Our Lady of the Snows," "The
Islanders," "The Truce of the Bear," "The
Destroyers," "Kitchener's School," "The Les-
son," and so on. Much of the new work in
this volume has sprung from the writer's inter-
est in the South African war. It shows gen-
erous appreciation of the Boer, and fearless
candor, sometimes passing into ridicule, where
the errors of the British themselves are con-
cerned. In more than one case Kipling has
returned to rhythms familiar in his earlier
Kipling, himself a Colonial, has from the
outset of his career never lost an opportunity
to put in a good word for the millions who,
though living far from London, cherish a pro-
found affection for the British Empire, and the
war gave him a unique opportunity to revive
this favorite theme of his. The poet's un-
quenchable instinct for romance comes out
ill his "Chant-Pagan." No one loves Eng-
land more than he loves her, but he realizes
how even fragrant hedgerows and meadows
filled with buttercups seem a kind of anti-
climax after the wide spaces and intoxicating
eirs of certain other climes. "Chant-Pagan"
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is really the lament of an English Irregular
who finds his country tame and unbearable
when he returns to it after the war. Again,
in "The Dirge of Dead Sisters," he honors
in carefully ordered verse the women who
nursed the sick and dying in South Africa.
It illustrates the facility with which he can