Arthur William À Beckett.

London at the end of the century : a book of gossip online

. (page 19 of 19)
Online LibraryArthur William À BeckettLondon at the end of the century : a book of gossip → online text (page 19 of 19)
Font size
QR-code for this ebook


myself and my young friend only a day or so ago -. —

" Did you enjoy yourself in front? " asked the lad.

" Oh, immensely."

"And so did we behind the curtain. I wouldn't



350 LONDON AT END OF CENTURY.

have missed it for worlds. And I am so glad you
saw it."

And in this assurance I found ample compensation
for disturbance.

Let me hope that my readers, lured away from
more serious matters by my "gossip," will be able
to say the like of my Sketches of London at the End
of the Century.



The End.



Printed by Kelly's directorikh Limited, London and Kingston.



BEATRICE WHITBY'S NOVELS

EACH IN ONE VOLUME, CROWN 8vo— ^s. 6d.



THE AWAKENING OF MARY FENWICK

'We have no hesitation in declaring that " The Awakening of Mary Fen wick" is the
best novel of its kind that we have seen for some years. The story is extremely simple.
Mary Mauser marriea her husband for external, and perhaps rather inadequate, reasons,
and then discovers that be married her because she was an heiress. She feels the indigjuty
acuteJy and does not scruple to tell him her opinion— her very candid opinion-of las
behaviour. Mar^ Fenwick and her husband live and move and make us believe in them
in a way which few but the great m isters of fiction have been anle to comp&sa:— A then xum.

ONE REASON WHY

' The governesa makes a re-entry into fiction under the auspices of Beatrice "Whitby in
' One Keason Why." Headers generally, however, will take a great deal more interest,
for once in the children than in their instructress. '• Bay " and " Ellie " are charmingly
natural additions to the children of novel-land; so much so, that there is a period when
one dreads a death-bed Bceue for one of them -a fear which ia happily unfulfilled '—
Oraphk.

PART OF THE PROPERTY

♦ The book ia a thoroughly good one. The theme ia fairly familiar— the rebellion of a
spirited girl against a match which has been arranged for her without her knowledge or
consent- her resentment of being treated, not as a womaa with a heart and will, but as
' nart of the property ;" and her final discovery, which is led up to with real dramatic
skill, that the thing against which her whole nature had risen in revolt has become the
one desire of her h9&Tt 'Spectator.

IN THE SUNTIME OF HER YOUTH

The careless optimism of ihe head of the family would be incredible, if we did not know
how men exist full of responsibilities yet free from soliaitudes, and who tread with a
Uuntv step the very verge of min; his inconsolable widow would be equally improbable,
if we did not meet every day \rith women who devote themselves to such idols of clay.
Thore is interest in it from first to last, and its pathos is relieved by touches of true
iMmoMV.'—Illvs' rated London News

MARY FENWICK'S DAUGHTER

This is one of the most delightful novels we have read for a long time " Bab '• Fen-
wick is an ' out of door " kind of girl, full of spirit, wit, go. and sin, both ongmal and
requiJed Her lover. Jack, is all that a hero should be, and great and magnanimous as he
Ts finds some difficulty in forgiving the insouciante miRtress all her little sins of omission
and commission. The whole is admirable '—Black and White.

A MATTER OF SKILL

'The title story, showing how a stately girl is captured after a good deal of trouble
by a short and commonplace young man, is very amu.ing ; and there are other sketches
in wWch it is interesting to follow the wilea of Mother Eve ere she has come to years of
disoretion.'— iioademj/.

SUNSET

•We welcome such a story as " Sunset." It is slightly sentimental as one would guess
from Itrtt?e,Tut never mawkish und it is illumined by flashes of humour as well as by
Bome occasional reflections that exhibit a close acqaam-ance with human nature. -77.e
Times.

LONDON : HURST AND BLACKETT, LIMITED.



WORKS BY

GEORGE MAC DONALD, LL.D.

Each in One Volume^ Frontispiece^ and Uniformly Bound, Price 5s»



ALEC FORBES OF HOWGLEN.

•'No account of this Btory would give any idea of the profouud interest that pervades
the work from the tirst page to the last." — Athentvwn.

" A novel of uncommon merit Sir Walter Scott said he would advise no man to try
to read 'Clarissa Harlowe' out loud in company if he wit.hed to keep his character for
xnanly superiority to tears. We fancy a good many hardened old novel-reflders will feel
a rising in the throat as they follow the fo/tunes of Alec and Annie." — Pall Mall Oazettt.

"The whole story is one of surpassing excellence aud beiuty." — Daily Nirus.

"This book is full of good thouf


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 19

Online LibraryArthur William À BeckettLondon at the end of the century : a book of gossip → online text (page 19 of 19)