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A MAN'S WORLD. BY ALBERT EDWARDS.
Cloth, 12m0, $1.25 net.
The intimate story of a man's life, that is what A Man's World is. Arnold Whitman, Mr. Edwards's hero, is a sort of Probation Officer in the "Tombs," and as such is brought into relation with a certain stratum of New York City life of which the ordinary person knows little. It is while thus employed that he meets Nina, a woman of the streets, around whom the interest of the book centers. Nina has a soul, but it is undiscovered, and it is of its birth, of the development of a noble woman from one of the lowest, that the author writes with amazing strength and absolute frankness.
THE IMPEACHMENT OF PRESIDENT ISRAELS. By FRANK B. COPLEY.
Illustrated. Cloth, 12m0, $1.00 net.
This is the story of the impeachment of David Israels, President of the United States, as told by his private secretary. Instead of preparing for war to avenge the killing of four American sailors, President Israels persisted in proposals for peace, finally sending a fleet to Constantinople, to celebrate some Turkish anniversary, which act brought upon him the terrible stigma. All this, it might be explained, has yet to take place, for Israels is a future president. The effect of reality is well kept up by Mr. Copley, who incidentally introduces some very wholesome truths, notably that the way to realize universal peace is to refuse even to consider the possibility of war, that moral suasion is more forceful than physical threats and that a war resulting from mob panic and hate is only folly and wickedness.
By MARTIN REDFIELD.
This is not an ordinary love story. It reads, on the contrary, more like an intimate confession of a man's life. Married to a woman whom he idolizes, Martin Redfield tells in his own words of his sad awakening, of the other woman who came into his life, and of how he dealt with the problem which confronted him. At all events the book is a decided departure from stories which have dealt with the triangle before. Besides Martin and his love, there is intimately interwoven with it the story of Blake and Mary. An idealist, a poet, able only to earn a bare living, he forms a striking contrast to Martin, a practical man and a popular novelist.
MY LOVE AND I.
CHRISTMAS. By ZONA GALE, Author of "Mothers to Men,”
"The Loves of Pelleas and Etarre." Illustrated in colors by Leon Solon.
Decorated cloth, 12m0, $1.25 net.
A town in the Middle West, pinched with poverty, decides that it will have no Christmas as no one can afford to buy gifts. They perhaps foolishly reckon that the heart-burnings and the disappointments of the children will be obviated by passing the holiday season over with no observance. How this was found to be simply and wholly impossible, how the Christmas joys and Christmas spirit crept into the little town and into the hearts of its most positive objectors and how Christmas cannot be arbitrated about, make up the basis of a more than ordinarily appealing novel. Incidentally it is a little boy who really makes possible a delightful outcome. A thread of romance runs through it all with something of the meaning of Christmas for the individual human being and for the race.
"DON'T GIVE UP THE SHIP." By C. S. WOOD. Frontispiece in colors and half-tone plates by Frank Merrill. Decorated cloth, 12m0, $1.25 net.
With Perry's famous victory on Lake Erie as the center of interest Mr. Wood has written a stirring story of the War of 1812. Beginning just before the outbreak of hostilities he follows the career of a vigorous young fellow who attaches himself to Perry and renders no little service to the government in the campaign. Incidentally a splendid pen picture of the Commander of the Lakes is given.
THE SECRET OF THE CLAN: A STORY FOR GIRLS. By ALICE BROWN. Illustrated by Sarah K. Smith.
Decorated cloth, 12mo, $1.25 net.
Imagine four girls of fifteen or thereabouts, a delightful grandmother with whom they live and who believes that young people should have some secrets and do things their own way, a governess who knows how to dance and how to get up amateur plays, an uncle who wants to appear gruff, but in reality loves the "imps," as he calls his nieces, and you have the fundamentals out of which Miss Brown's wholly absorbing story is built.
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