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Macmillan Books for Christmas Gifts
“Paine's research has been astounding."-World's Work. Joan of Arc-Maid of France
A new biography by Albert Bigelow Paine This is the authoritative story of the peasant girl of France who at seventeen led a nation's armles; her first unbiased and complete biography.
It 18 the story as told on oath by her playmates, her neighbors, her comrades-at-arma, the doctors who questioned her, the judges who tried her. This, along with the testi. mony and letters of Joan herseli, 18 now complete in English for the first time.
Nearly 100 pictures—32 in gravure and one in full color, Two volumes. $10.00
The Little World
by Stella Benson Stella Benson writes about places and people in America, Japan, China and India, including a vivid account of her wedding journey across “the States' in a Ford.
Yule Fire, an
Anthology by Marguerite Wilkinson
The sweet homellness of the early carols and the reverent insight of the best modern lyrics make this a book of Christmas Poems to be cherished Illustrated. $2.50
Animal Heroes of
the Great War by Ernest Harold Baynes An unusual record, written as only Baynes, the lover of animals and their understanding chronic. ler, could write it. Coming Dec. 15. Illustrated. $3.50
The vivacity, humor, and adventure born in "Matilda" have not dled. The author has rejuvenated them in "Ernestine Sophie." And what a rejuvenation. The piquant. wideawake heroine who dominates this second novel is every bit as captivating as Matilda ever thought of being.
Christina Alberta's Father
A new novel by H. G. Wells
by Stuart Chase "A book that is at once exciting and Informing. Mr. Chase has dellvered himseli of an epic.''- New York Times.
A return to tho author's early manner in "Kipps" and "Mr. Polly." "It stands, as a matter of fact, quite by Itsell. It is excellent," said John Farrar in the New York Sun. You can't help liking Christina Alberta. She 18 irresistible.
Masefield's Collected Works
At last John Maseneld's complete works, his novels and short stories alone excepted, have been brought together into four beautifully bound volumes. All of his ballads, plays, poems, and narrative poems are included.
Price $3.00 each volume.
Science and the
by A. N. Whitehead Embodles a study of the mentality of Western culture during the past three centuries. In so far as It has been influenced by the development of science. $3.00
Ruth Talks It
Over by Junius Vincent An open debate on both sides of the new morality" in which a teacher "who knows" tells the American girl of today what she is overlooking in her quest for Thrills, and sticks to psychology and physiology in the leliing. $1.50
Etchers and Etchings
by Joseph Pennell
"Mr. Pennell's book, designed for the collector as well as the student, is a beautiful piece of book-making.
It is rich with information drawn from Mr. Pennell's long experience."-The Nation.'
New and cheaper edition. Fully Illustrated $10.00
The World Court
by a Judge of the Court itself This is the nrst authorltative, thoroughly understand: ble, aocount of the World Court. Antonio S. de Bustamante is the author, and he presents in most readable form alline facts that our Senatc 18 to be confronted with at the coming session, when the Court will be either accepted or refused.
The Modern Reader's Bible by Richard G. Moulton The price of this remarkable book of over 1.700 pages containing the completa Bible in modern, read. able forın, with 400 pages of literary analysis, has been reduced to: Cloth. $2.50; Leather. $4.50; Cloth. Illustrated, $5.00
broom-straw take our fields and our chil- to gaze into the future. Then, rising in dren after us become the peasants of this a body, they voiced their thanksgiving country which our fathers settled."
Praise God, from whom all blessings HE chairman slowly moved back into
flow! his chair. Tense silence filled the
Praise him, all creatures here below! room. For a moment there was only the sound of the oakwood fire within and Whatever the year's harvest may have from without the deep sighing of a rising lacked, there was no mistaking the spirit wind in the swaying branches of the of Thanksgiving in the voices of the harpines. For a moment these people seemed vesters.
The Book Table
Edited by EDMUND PEARSON
St. John Ervine's “Parnell”
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A Review by CLARA BELLINGER GREEN
over a quarter of a century and with the scant education of a boy
gives to a biographer, St. who had not taken kindly to books, be John Ervine, a student of Irish affairs had native intellectual power, quick deand author of “Sir Edward Carson and cision, and the tenacity of his race. the Ulster Movement,” has been able to Public speaking he detested, but he give a just estimate of Charles Stewart would say in one pregnant sentence what Parnell, the great Irish leader. He writes would gain his point and confound his that he began the work with a strong antagonist. Justin McCarthy, when prejudice against Parnell, but "ended it asked to explain Parnell's remarkable with a feeling of deep affection for him.” rise to power, said: "He had the genius Singularly enough, Ireland's greatest of a commander-in-chief."
The same leader had no Irish blood. But Mr. faculty with which, even as a child, he Ervine points out that the Celtic-Irish had ruled the Parnell household made distrust their own kind and look for him master of the Irish people. Comleadership of higher rank. The Parnells plete obedience from them he always were Anglo-Irish-Anglo-Saxons living had, but, more than that, he had their in Ireland. They were patrician, and adoration. "It is a statement of bare Parnell “could claim kinship with a host fact to say that the great mass of the of lords." So it remained for a man of Irish people adored Parnell at that English descent, an aristocrat and a time,” says Mr. Ervine. He was "the Protestant, to become master of the Uncrowned King of Ireland." "He will Celtic-Irish, for whom Parnell had al- soon have England as mad as Ireland," most a snobbish distaste. But, like exclaimed a bystander, as Parnell once them, he hated the English, a feeling made his way through a crowd of cheeraugmented by his American mother, ing English. Gladstone, who was comdaughter of Commodore Stewart, who mitted to the self-government of Ireland, had often commanded “Old Ironsides” was his avowed friend. against the then bitterly hated English. Then came the last dramatic events of Parnell himself was never a Fenian, and his life, rushing on to the tragic end, the combated his sister Fannie, who contrib- Phænix Park murders, in which he was uted to Irish papers fiery poems inflam- charged with complicity, and the Pigot ing her countrymen against the English, forgeries—letters purporting to be writand Anna, who founded the Ladies' ten by Parnell admitting knowledge of Land League and, later, roamed up and the crime, but actually forged by Richdown the country with her band of fa- ard Pigot for a goodly sum of money. natical women, inciting violence. To The whole plot was exposed and Parnell these activitics Parnell was forced to put
cleared. an end in due time.
What followed is hard to read. The Parnell, though he abhorred violent O'Shea divorce, naming Parnell as comeasures and outrages, was a fighter and respondent, naturally came as a shock to an obstructionist. Proud, cold, even both Ireland and England. Yet he
seemed by sheer force of character to be 1 Parnell. By St. John Ervine. Little, Brown & Co., Boston. $4.
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throughout he was still to the Irish “our dear chief,” but, overwrought and ill, reckless of his health, working ceaselessly, he succumbed to a breakdown, on October 6, 1891. In the previous June he had married Mrs. O'Shea.
“The news of his death stirred England and stunned Ireland." He had worked for the unity of Ireland, and he held together the body of the Irish until his death, when they fell apart. And so it will remain, thinks the biographer, "until another chieftain comes, as Parnell came, and beats the Irish into a unity that will endure.”
ST. HELIOS. By Anna Robeson Burr.
& Co., New York. $2. A full-bodied novel, not skimped in characters or incident. It holds its own from start to finish. . One only regrets that Mrs. Burr forgot to tell us that the despicable villain was hanged. Perhaps in England it is axiomatic that a wicked murderer is always hanged, but Americans would like to know for sure that the wretch who brained the noble St. Helios with an antique battle-ax met his doom. True, he aimed at the putative hero, but we could have better spared the hero than the nobleman. Lord Heriot, to give “St. Helios” his actual name, is a fine creation—a survival of the early Victorian age-poet, diplomat, and so delightfully patrician as to suppose that as Ambassador to Washington it would be all right to bring a famous danseuse with him. That ended his diplomatic career; but years after we find the daughter of the dancer acting as the noble lord's private secretary, and society is puzzled to know whether she is his daughter or what. The situation between St. Helios and the young lady is a singular one and is well handled; we rejoice that in the end (just before the battle-ax incident) St. Helios wakes up to the fact that the girl deserves something more fatherly than a job, fully recognizes her as his daughter, and, what is better, gives her an estate in America so that she may wed the somewhat wooden American hero. A good story, well told. COOMBE ST. MARY'S. By Maud Diver. Hough
ton Mifflin Company, Boston. $2. The English landed aristocracy is a vanishing class; its stately mansions and noble woods are slipping into the hands of parvenu and profiteer, its broad acres are being broken up into real estate "projects." This story is a look backward in honor of the fine traits of the old régime. The interest centers around a charming and gentle girl on whom falls the burden of being lady of the manor. Her love for the old place is joined to a
THE HEART OF KATIE O'DOONE.
feeling that its farmers and workers are men have gone (except one or two pre- peoples were, as in the case of the Jews, part of her life and responsibility and she served in ice), the plateau has been long
served in ice), the plateau has been long imposed on the score of religious precept. flashes into a fight for their defense. cut off from the world, but the mines and The Romans borrowed from the Greeks Mrs. Diver writes sympathetically and the descendants of the slaves are there. mary of their healing deities, notably in notably excellent English diction. Did the English sportsmen and sports Æsculapius. Apollo also was adopted by There is a pleasing love story and half a lady get any rubies?
the Romans and invoked as early as 433 dozen well-depicted characters.
B.C. to stay a pestilence. The Greeks
early recognized the influence of music
over certain diseases. Hence Orpheus $2.
$1. This is an Irish companion piece to
There are three picture books this year
was revered as a divine physician whose Anna Yezierska's Jewish “Breadgivers." by Tony Sarg: his "Wonder Zoo,” his incantations appeased the wrath of Each is a moving record of a girl's suc- “Animal Book,” and “The Jungle Man offended deities. The appended bibcess. The Jewish girl, Sara, started as and His Animals.” The text for the last
liography gives evidence of a thorough an East Side New York drudge and is by Carveth Wells; for the others, Mr.
examination of all available sources, inmade herself a teacher; Mr. Scott's Ka- Sarg is both writer and illustrator.
Sarg is both writer and illustrator. The cluding the celebrated Papyrus Edwin tie starts as a child washerwoman and
Smith at the New York Historical Mu"Wonder Zoo" is the slightest of them
seum (also mentioned in the text), of ends as a Broadway star. The Jewish all, but it contains fine pictures of his book has greater fire and power; the rollicking rabbits, his delicious ducks, his which Professor Breasted is making a Irish tale more sentiment.
lovely lions, and, best of all, his elegant complete translation. A book that will elephants and magnificent mice.
engage the interest primarily of philologiTHE EMIGRANTS. By Johan Bojer. tury Company, New York. $2. The picture on this page, in which an
cal and archæological students and phyWe like this best of at least half a elephant is courteously acting as shower
sicians with an inclination to study the dozen recent stories about early days in bath for a mouse and his friends, show's obscure origins of their profession. the West. Mr. Bojer first makes us that Mr. Sarg understands why eleknow his emigrants as they lived in their phants always treat mice with great re
Travel and Description Norwegian village, then he moves them spect. They remember those old days,
By Lowell Thomas.
Photographs by Harry A. to America in a neighborhood group by of which the Chinese sages write, when
The Century Coma natural and simple device—a returned things were reversed, and mice were the emigrant tolls them along with him when mighty lords of all the animals, the great Mr. Thomas, who has shown in his he goes back. They settle and struggle earth-shaking rulers of the beasts. And previous work, "With Lawrence in Araalong together in North Dakota, fighting elephants were very diminutive and very bia,” a genuine knowledge of the East, fires, cold, and illness, always Norwegian pretty—much admired by everybody, enriches the pages of his new book with in heart and yet gradually becoming except when they scampered about in too an immense amount of information gathstalwart Americans. The little colony great numbers upon pantry shelves. ered from a very wide territory. Khyber grows and prospers. Such people, brave
Pass lies between India and Afghan terand steadfast, are not easily downed.
ritory. “It is the most famous and the They make good citizens. The narrative
most strongly fortified mountain gorge
TION. By Walter Addison Jayne, M.D. is simple, true to life, cheerful and hope
on earth, at the far end of which is the ful in tone. The translation is well done. Dr. Jayne has made a compilation of sign proclaiming that here travelers must
the religious lore of ancient Egypt, turn back because 'It is Absolutely ForSNOW RUBIES. By "Ganpat." Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston. $2.
Babylonia, Assyria, Greece, Rome, and bidden to Cross This Border into Afghan The Anglo-Indian author takes his the Celtic lands as it affected medical Territory.'' But Mr. Thomas was not typical sporting Englishman and lovely practice. The connection between heal- turned back, for he came with an girl, who is also a good sport, into a wild ing and formalistic religion, now almost authority that could not be disregarded, country in North India. They find a They find a anachronistic, was in pagan ages very
and he found ample opportunity to study snow-clad plateau where ruby mines close indeed. For every ill there was a the land, the people, their many customs, were worked centuries ago by slaves for particular god or goddess to invoke, and and their Oriental point of view. One their armored conquerors. The armored the hygienic practices of many primitive gathers from his account that the present
BEYOND KHYBER PASS.
THE HEALING GODS OF ANCIENT CIVILIZA
Amir, or ruler, is a man of more liberal and modern ideas than his predecessor, and that some of his innovations have even found favor with the veiled inmates of the harems, who have possibly been aware of the achievements of their sisters of the Western world. It is impossible within the brief limits of this review to convey an adequate idea of what the author has to say. The best one can do is to repeat a few anecdotes that throw a iight on Eastern schools of thought. The philosopher to whom the author tried to explain the difference between the British and American people replied: “There is no difference. You would fill our coun
with machines and smoke, make slaves equal to their masters, and destroy true religion. Not you, my friend, but the destiny behind you.” A sniper, who from his hiding-place among the rocks had picked off many British soldiers, was finally killed by a young Afghan militiaman, for the sake of the reward offered by the British commander. Complimented on his achievement, he replied, nonchalantly: "I had no trouble in finding him, because I knew all his little ways. He was my father.” The book is especially valuable because of the glimpses it affords of a country and people practically unknown to the Western world.
WANDERINGS. By Clayton Hamilton. Double
day, Page & Co., New York. $5.
The slightness of these agreeable brief sketches of travel here and there, but chiefly in Europe, is acknowledged in a disarming preface by their author. They
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