The Noble lectures delivered last spring at
Harvard University. As now published they
form a series of popular biographical studies
of six great historical figures Dante, the
poet; Michelangelo, the artist; Fichte, the
philosopher; Victor Hugo, the man of let-
ters; Wagner, the musician; and Ruskin, the
The purpose has been to present
in a clear and vivid portraiture each of these
great personalities, and to show how each one
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of them was, without always intending it, a
witness to the light of the world.
Halsey, Francis Whiting, ed. The author
books. New ed., with preface and introd.
3 V. Pott. 12, $3.75 net.
Hawthorne, Julian. Hawthorne and his
circle. Harper. 8, $2.25 net.
James, H. William Wetmore Story and his
friends; from letters, diaries, and recollec-
tions. Houghton, M. & Co. 2 v., 8, $6
SoLEY, Ja. Russell. Admiral Porter. Ap-
pleton. por. maps, 12, (Great commanders
ser.) $1.50 net.
"Notwithstanding the high place which Ad-
miral Porter fills in our naval records the
record of his life has never before been writ-
ten. The present work was undertaken in
fulfilment of his wish. In addition to the
official documents and correspondence which
form the basis of the work, the writer has
availed himself when practicable of the pub-
lished narratives of those who took part in
the Civil War. Many of the events referred
to were also the subject of conversation and
discussion with the Admiral himself during
the last years of his life." Preface.
Trowbridge, J. Townsend. My own story
with recollections of noted persons. Hough-
ton, M. & Co. 12, $2.50 net.
William i., [Emperor of Germany,'] and Bis-
MARCK-SCHONHAUSEN, C. E. LEOPOLD, O.
Prince v. The correspondence of William
I. and Bismarck; with other letters from
and to Prince Bismarck; tr. by J. A. Ford.
Stokes. 2 v., pors. facsimiles, 8, $4 net.
Williams, H. Noel. Memoirs of Madame
De Montespan ; il. with 16 photogravures.
Scribner. 4, $7.50 net.
DESCRIPTION, ERAPHY, TRAVEL, ETC.
Allen, Grant. Belgium : its cities. Page.
2 v., il. 16, (Travel lovers' lib.) $3.
Contents: v. i. Origins of the Belgian
towns; The history of the Belgian towns;
Order of the tour; Origins of Bruges; The
heart of Bruges; The hospital of St. John;
The town of Bruges in general ; The churches
of Bruges; The academy of Bruges; Origins
of Ghent; The cove of Ghent; The cathedral
and outskirts of Ghent, v. 2, Origins and the
heart of Brussels; The Brussels picture gal-
lery, etc. ; The cathedral and upper town of
Brussels ; Origins of Antwerp ; The cathedral
of Antwerp, picture gallery, etc. Profusely
Brownell, Clarence Ludlow. The heart of
Japan : glimpses of life and nature far from
the travellers' track in the land of the ris-
ing sun. McClure, P. & Co. 12, $1.50
The author is a member of the Japan So-
ciety of London, and also Fellow of the Geo-
graphical Society. He has learned to study
closely and his descriptions of out of the way
places and peculiar traits of the Japanese
contains far more information than the ac-
count of sight-seers of average education,
whose chief object is personal entertainment.
Champney, Mrs. Eliz. Williams. Rornance
of the Bourbon Chateaux. Putnam, il. 8,
Follows the same lines pursued in the "Ro-
mance of the Feudal Chateaux" and "Ro-
mance of the Renaissance Chateaux." With
the many romances associated with the period
are numerous photogravures and pictures
taken from photographs of the picturesque
old chateaux around which the stories cling.
Curtis, W. Eleroy. Denmark, Norway, and
Sweden. Saalfield. 4, $3.
A record of a summer spent in Denmark,
Norway and Sweden, by the author of "The
true Thomas Jefferson," etc. During the
summer of 1901 Mr. Curtis travelled through
the countries named, visited every city of any
size, and spent considerable time driving
over the incomparable country roads. The
letters were first published in The Chicago
Penfield, F. Courtland. Present-day Egypt :
il. by Paul Philippoteaux and R. Talbot
Kelly, and from photographs. Rev. and
enl. ed. Century. 8, $2.50.
Mr. Penfield was United States Diplomatic
Agent and Consul-General to Egypt from
1893 to 1897; and "Present-day Egypt," thor-
oughly revised and brought up to date, with
new illustrations and new chapters, tells en-
tertainingly and accurately of life in "fas-
cinating" Cairo and in Alexandria, the story
of the Suez Canal, of Great Britain's position
in Egypt, of the work on the great Assuan
dam, and of many other matters worth read-
Richardson, Rufus B. Vacation days in
Greece. Scribner. il. 8, $2 net.
During a residence of eleven years in
Greece the author wrote descriptions of his
journeys to several periodicals. These arti-
cles are here gathered arranged on a geo-
graphical thread, running from the Ionian
Islands, through Northern Greece to the
TooLEY, Sarah A. Royal palaces and their
memories. Wessels. 8, $4.50 net ; hf. mor.,
Wandell, Harry Brazee. In a nutshell;
1000 facts about the world's fair, about St.
Louis. H. B. Wandell. il. 12, 50 c. ; pap.,
35 c. -
Williams, Egerton R., jr. Hill towns of
Italy; with il. from photographs. Hough-
ton, M. & Co. 8, $3 net.
A narrative of a journey through Central
Italy. Although this region was the birth-
place of the Renaissance and abounds in
beauties both as regards scenery and art, it
has been until very recently, strangely ne-
glected by tourists on account of the lack of
modern comforts. The author visited South-
ern Eturia, Viterbo and its environs, Monte-
frascone, Spoleto, Trevi, Spello and Assisi,
Perugia, Siena and other towns equally in-
teresting. The volume has 2^ full-page illus-
trations made from photographs and a map.
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DOMESTIC AND SOCIAL.
HoLTj Emily. Encyclopaedia of household
economy. McClure, P. & Co. 8, $1.60 net.
Contents: Kitchen convenience; Repairs
and restorations ; Concerning closets ; House
cleaning; In the laundry; Cleaning of china,
glass and metal ; Keeping things ; Four-
footed friends; Pets and poultry; Lawn and
garden ; Greenhouses, window gardens and
house plants; Plumbing and sanitation; The
water supply; Lighting and heating; Sick
room and nursing; Bleaches, disinfectants
and insecticides ; Healing simples ; The fami-
ly sewing, plain sewing.
Warner, Beverley Ellison. The young
woman in modern life. Dodd, M. & Co.
12", 85 c. net.
The writer believes that with women to a
greater degree than with men lies the weal
and woe of to-morrow. He believes the sex
distinction involves far more than a diver-
sity of physical functions, and that the wom-
an is so far different from the man that she
must be judged by other standards, even by
other moral standards. The words to moth-
ers are specially candid. The author has al-
ready published "The young man in modern
Addison, Julia De Wolf. Florestane the
troubadour: a mediaeval romance of South-
ern France. Estes. 12, $1.
In the time of Dante, Cimabue, Sordello
and other celebrated poets and painters who
appear in this story of the Middle Ages.
Florestane, the troubadour, wandered to
France to seek for Biatriz, a girl troubadour,
whose verses had charmed him. His adven-
tures take him to courts of love, witches'
caves, miracle plays, and among jongleurs,
knights and crusaders. The mediaeval color
and romance are cleverly imitated.
Ade, G. L. Babel: stories of Chicago. Mc-
Clure, P. & Co. 12, $1.50.
"Babel" is Chicago. This is a collection
of short stories laid in familiar and unfamil-
iar quarters of that rushing western metropo-
lis. It is a book about the real joys and sor-
rows of real people, written in pure English
and not* in the author's well-known slang.
Anthony, Geraldine. Four-in-hand: a sto-
ry of smart life in New York and at a
country club. Appleton. il. 12, $1.50.
Old Mr. Fenwick calls his four wild grand-
children his "'four-in-hand" and he has a
diflficult time driving them. Before Effie a
girl of eighteen comes out, he dies, and she
and the three other children go to live at the
house of their guardians, fashionable people
living part of the time in New York City, and
part of the time at a country place, whose
chief attraction is the club, Effie is an impul-
sive, undisciplined girl, her love story being
full of surprises.
Barr, Mrs. Amelia Edith Huddlestone.
The black shilling: a tale of Boston towns.
Dodd, M. & Co. 12, $1.50.
In 1691 the heroine lived with her grand-
mother in old Boston, Lincolnshire, England.
Shortly after she sailed to her father in
America under the guardianship of Increase
Mather. Both the Mathers, but chiefly Cot-
ton Mather play important parts in the plot
which deals with the horrors of the witch-
craft trials. The "black shilling" was always
given to those who sold themselves to the
devil and became witches. The heroine's
sunny nature suffered much trial among the
Barry, J. D. The congressman's wife: a
story of American politics ; il. by Rollin G.
Kirby. Smart Set. 12, $1.50.
The story of a New York congressman,
who, with a salary of five thousand dollars,
lives at the rate of thirty thousand a year.
The scene is Washington, the story opening
with a dinner and ball given by Douglas
Briggs in his magnificent new house. His
political opponents accuse him of being in the
pay of a great railroad corporation, and the
scandal comes to his wife's ears, a beautiful
woman with a New England conscience. She
takes him to task, refusing to live with him
if the story is true. The outcome is unex-
pected, and is evolved through good scenes
from political and social life.
Benson, E. F. The relentless city. Harper.
Bisland, Elizabeth, [now Mrs. E. B. Wet-
more.] A candle of understanding. Har-
per, 12, $1.50.
Bland, Mrs. Herbert, ["E. Nesbit," pseud.
The literary sense: [stories.] Macmillan,
Bonner, Geraldine. To-morrow's tangle.
Bobbs-Merrill. 12, $1.50.
Jake Schakelton in the early fifties became
a Mormon to marry a second wife. With
the two women he travelled across the Ne-
vada desert in an emigrant wagon. His first
wife's boy of three dies ; a baby is born, a
horse dies. The man strikes a mining camp
and sells his sick wife and baby for a pair of
good horses. A gentleman miner marries
the woman and adopts the child. Jake Schak-
elton after twenty-five years, a bonanza king
and owner of a great San Francisco news-
paper, hears of Mariposa Moreau and her
wonderful voice and offers her the means to
cultivate it. He knows she is his daughter.
The "tangles" make a stirring plot.
Brown, Alice. Judgment: a novel. Harper.
il. 12, $1.25.
Helen Markham, the second wife of a man
who had never let mercy temper justice,
becomes the close friend of his children, and
through her influence he first begins to doubt
the infallibility of his judgment. The plot
hinges upon keeping from a young girl a
knowledge of events in the former life of her
promised husband, of which he had long re-
pented. The wife almost sacrifices her life
to gain this end. All ends well.
Burnham, Mrs. Clara Louise. Jewel ; a
chapter in her life. Houghton, M. & Co.
il. 12, $1.50.
Butterworth, Hezekiah. Brother Jonathan.
Appleton. il. 12, $1.25 net.
A folk-lore narrative, with a thread of fie-
N 07 'ember, 1903]
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tion, depicting the life and times of Jonathan
Trumbull Washington's "Brother Jonathan,"
who had a part in helping to save the Amer-
ican army in nearly every crisis of the Revo-
lutionary War. He led a remarkable life, and
was the hero of innumerable stories, which
are part of the narrative. The time is the
early days of Connecticut.
Carey, Rosa Nouchette. A passage peril-
ous. Lippincott. 12, $1.50.
Christian Fordham, dependent upon uncon-
genial relatives, at the age of twenty-six
agrees to marry Jack Linacre, a captain in a
regiment just starting for the South African
war. Jack must marry to please the uncle
on whom he depends, and Christian is sat-
isfied to venture this "passage perilous." Dur-
ing his absence she lives with a friend on
Jack's brother's property and wins the affec-
tions of all his people. Two other love sto-
ries bring out the helpful qualities so strong
in Christian. Jack returns wounded and finds
a loving wife. The story leaves them start-
ing for soldier life in India.
Carman, Albert R. The pensionnaires : the
story of an American girl who took a voice
to Europe and found many things. H. B.
Turner. 12, $1.50.
The boarders or "pensionnaires" brought
together in the "pensions" of the European
continent include natives of the whole world
and life in these wholly original houses brings
about cosmopolitanism and leads to associa-
tions and friendships that shape many lives.
The chief pensionnaires are a New York
mother and a daughter studying singing. The
reader meets them in Dresden, Milan and
Switzerland. The singer is followed by a
German idealist who teaches her to put soul
into her phenomenal and perfectly trained
Carryl, Guy Wetmore. Zut, and other Pari-
sians. Houghton, M. & Co. 12, $1.50.
Eleven stories of as many phases of Pari-
sian life. They are humorous, pathetic and
tragical, and are culled from a long residence
by the author in Paris. Contents: Zut;
Caffiard, Deus ex machina; The next corner;
The only son of his mother; The tuition of
Dodo Chapins; Le Pochard; A latter-day
Lucifer; Poire; Papa Labesse; In the absence
of monsieur; Little Tapin.
Champagne, Mildred. Love stories from real
life. C. M. Clark Pub. Co. il. 12, $1.50.
The titles of the two stories are : "Platonic
friendship" and "Legal ties, and other kind."
Christie, Nimmo. The Black Chanter, and
other Highland stories. Macmillan. 12,
Conrad, Jos. Falk; Amy Foster; To-mor-
row : three stories. McClure, P. & Co. 12,
Three tantalizing stories. The first and
longest "Falk" has a savage hero and elabor-
ate preparation of scenery and atmosphere.
"Amy Foster" and "To-morrow" are painful-
ly tragic tales of misunderstanding. The au-
thor's originality and perfect mechanism are
specially shown in the title story.
Cotes, Mrs. Sara Jeannette Duncan, [Mrs.
Everard Cotes.] The pool in the desert.
Appleton. 12, $1.50.
Four short stories : The pool in the desert ;
A mother in India; An impossible ideal; The
hesitation of Miss Anderson.
Couch, Arthur T. Quiller-. Hetty Wesley.
Macmillan. 12, $1.50.
The author has taken the true story of
Hetty Wesley, the beautiful, brilliant and un-
happy sister of John and Charles Wesley, and
worked it into a historical novel. The pic-
ture of life at Epworth Parsonage where
father and mother differed on almost every
topic except in the sacrifice of all their daugh-
ters to the career of the sons who became
world famous. In view of the Wesley bi-
centennial celebrations these delineations of
the characters of the Wesley household are
timely. The contrast of character beween
John and Charles Wesley is presented with
Cullum, Ridgwell. The story of the Foss
River Ranch: a tale of the northwest.
Page. 12, $1.50.
Western Canada is the scene. "Jacky" Al-
landale, the heroine, has for years managed
her uncle's ranch when she discovers that he
is losing constantly at poker and beginning
to drink to forget his fears of losing his
ranch to a money-lender who has made up
his mind to marry "Jacky." The plucky girl's
plan to outwit the scoundrel, in which she is
aided by the half-breeds on the ranch makes
an exciting and complicated story.
Dickson, Harris. She that hesitates. Bobbs-
Merrill. il. 12, $1.50.
A story of the time of Charles xii. of Swe-
den and Peter the Great of Russia. A care-
less French adventurer is hired to make a
German princess love him and prevent her
marriage to Alexis of Russia for political pur-
poses. The description of domestic life in
Russia and Germany add interest to an in-
Doyle, Arthur Conan. The adventures of
Gerard. McClure, P. & Co. il. 12, $1.50.
Gerard is a brigadier in Napoleon's army.
Mr. Doyle first introduced him to readers in
"Exploits of Brigadier Gerard." He is a man
of many adventures, the present volume con-
taining eight new stories from him, namely:
How Brigadier Gerard lost his ear; how he
captured Saragossa ; how he slew the fox ;
saved the French army; triumphed in Eng-
land ; rode to Minsk ; and bore himself at
Waterloo, with his last and farewell adven-
DunbaRj Paul Laurence. In old plantation
days. Dodd, M. il. 12, $1.50.
Contents: Twenty-five short stories of the
colored people in the south "befo' de wah."
A companion volume to "Folks from Dixie."
Excellently illustrated by B. Martin Justice,
the cover, an unusually clever one, being by
George Wharton Edwards.
Duncan, Norman. The way of the sea;
frontispiece by Norman Pyle. McClure,
P. & Co. 12, $1.50.
Short stories of the comedies and tragedies
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that make up the lives of the sturdy fisher folk
of Newfoundland. Contents: Chase of the
tide ; Strength of men ; Raging of the sea ;
Breath of the north; Concerning Billy Luff
and Master Godchild; The love of the maid;
The healer from far-away cove; In the fear
of the Lord; A heat t' harbour; The fruits of
Fernald, Chester Bailey. Under the jack-
staff. Century. 12, $1.25.
Eleven stories of an Irish man-o'- war's man.
FiNDLATER, Mary. The rose of joy. Mc-
Clure, P. & Co. 12, $1.50.
A well-to-do English soldier, after twenty
years again meets the girl he had loved, and
remembers as very pretty and charming. He
finds her middle-aged, commonplace to stu-
pidity and the mother of seven children. In
these he takes interest and through his invi-
tation Susan, the oldest daughter, meets her
fate. She marries a shallow, selfish man.
Later a wife appears and drives Susan's hus-
band out of the country. Then Susan devotes
herself to art, and by her rare, sweet dis-
position, and optimistic, poetic nature finds
"the rose of joy" in her quiet life.
Garland, Hamlin. Hesper. Harper. 12,
Glyn, Elinor. The damsel and the sage: a
woman's whimsies. Harper. 8, $1.25.
A damsel of the kind created by the author
of "The visits of Elizabeth" goes to a sage
and they exchange views on men and women.
The intuitions of the damsel and her cour-
ageous logic often put the sage to it to hold
his own and give his reasons for the views he
takes of life and woman's place in man's
Hall, Ruth. The Pine Grove House.
Houghton, M. & Co. 12, $1.50.
The scene of the novel is laid in familiar
ground, not very far from New York City,
the characters are people of types familiar in
every-day life. The heroine is a simple, high-
minded, heroic girl, but is unfortunate enough
to have a dishonest brother, whose plots to
save himself from open disgrace threaten to
destroy both her happiness and that of an-
HowELLS, W. Dean. Letters home. Harper.
A group of people from Boston and inland
towns of Iowa and New York spent the three
months between December and March, 1901-
IQ02, in New York City for different reasons.
Their "letters home" to various relations and
friends tell an ingenious story. The fascina-
tion of the great city tells upon them all, and
excellent descriptions of up-to-date New
York appear in all the letters.
HynE, C. J. CuTCLiFFE. McTodd. Macmil-
lan. 12, $1.50.
McTodd, the engineer, was almost as im-
portant a figure in "More adventures of Cap-
tain Kettle," as the fiery little hero sailor, and
now he is the chief character in a story full
of incidents and experiences of the liveliest
kind. An old-fashioned story of life on the
ocean for sport, treasure seeking and discov-
ery. Much of the action takes place in Arctic
Kildare, Owen. My Mamie Rose: the story
of my regeneration. Baker & T. 12, $1.50
The autobiography of a man who until up-
wards of thirty years old was identified with
the lowest life of the Bowery, New York City.
By chance while aiding a gang of loafers to
annoy women passing through the streets to
and fro from work he met the eye of a young
school teacher, "My Mamie Rose." Some-
thing moved him to protect her and from
thenceforth he became a changed man. His
story is a tragedy. She taught him to write
and read and since gaining a prize from the
N. Y. Evening Journal he has earned his
living by writing stories.
Kjng, C. An Apache Princess: a tale of the
Indian frontier; il. by F. Remington and
Edwin Willard Deming. Hobart Co. 12,
The scene is Arizona in 1875. The charac-
ters belong chiefly to the United States Army
and its followers. Furious at a young officer
who courted his daughter. Captain Wren at-
tacked him in his own house. Out of this
action spring conflicting consequences. Nat-
zie, the young Apache princess, controls her
own love for a white man and proves bene-
factress to him and the girl he marries after
Kirk, Mrs. Ellen Olney, ["Henry Hayes,"
pseud,] Good-bye, proud world. Hough-
ton, M. & Co. 12, $1.50.
Milicent Waldo had done successful work
on a New York newspaper for ten years and
had become indispensable to the management.
Just as she was tired beyond all hope of rest
a lawyer appeared who told her she was sole
surviving heir to her great aunt's estate at
Windybank, Connecticut. Milicent's career at
Windybank is almost as full of work as her
years as journalist, and her love history leads
to a great surprise and quick happiness.
Krause, Lyda Farrington, ["Barbara Yech-
ton," pseud.] Honor D'Everel. Dodd, M.
& Co. il. 12, $1.50.
On the island of St. Croix in the Carib-
bean Sea many generations of D'Everels had
made their home in careless ease. Bad times
come to Honor D'Everel's father. Weakly
and foolishly he is ruined by his overseer, his
place is sold and trouble gains upon them.
Honor, only sixteen, proves the stay of her
eight brothers and sisters, and at the end
leaves a devoted lover behind her in beautiful
St. Croix and dutifully takes her little flock
to be educated in the United States.
Lindsay, Harry. The cark of coin. Revell.
Allan Jepson, the son of a Methodist minis-
ter, went to Rushington, some great money-
making English city, to earn his living. He
becomes tainted with the madness of gain,
his ideas of right and wrong become con-
fused; he chooses bad counsel and goes
through much trouble before a good wornan's
love saves him and shows him the privilege
of this world's goods as opposed to the "cark
Locke, W. J. Where love is. Lane. 12,
Norma Hardacre is destined by her parents
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to make a fine match, in the worldly sense, as
they need money to patch up their crumbling
fortunes. She is beautiful, witty and distin-
guished looking. Yielding to her mother's
influence, she engages herself to a rich man
she does not love. Afterwards, within three
days of her wedding, she discovers that she
loves an impecunious artist, and refuses to
keep her engagement. Her father discards
her and she passes some unhappy hours be-
tween her love and her abhorrence of pover-
ty. The end is a surprise.
LoTHROP, Mrs. Harriet Mulford, ["Margaret
Sidney," pseud.] Sally, Mrs. Tubbs. Lo-
throp. 12, bds.. $1.
MacManus, Seumas. The red poocher.
Funk & W. 16, 75 c.
T'omas Dubh, an Irish gamekeeper, tells
how he was fooled four times in almost suc-
cessive years by an ingenious poacher, who
contrived to hunt over the same estate under
different names and under varying conditions.
The stories are entitled Why T'omas Dubh
walked; Misther Kilgar of Athlone; Misther
McCran of Belfast; and Misther O'Mara
from the County Maith.
Merwin, S. His little world : the story of
Hunch Badeau ; il. by Alonzo Kimball.
Barnes. 12, $1.25.
Hunch Badeau was captain of a little
schooner that sailed upon the great lakes. He
is a plain, simple, noble man, wholly unselfish.
The story is full of action. Hunch Badeau, a
descendant of the French and Indians, pilots
his schooner through a lake storm, quells a
lumber-yard mutiny and sacrifices his love for
a friend. He doesn't preach but lives many
Milecete, Helen. The career of Mrs. Os-
borne; il. by Bayard Jones. Smart Set.
Captain George Wilton, of the Royal Irish