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This is the most important volume by Marie Corelli published since her
"Sorrows of Satan" (which appeared some years ago), and is the first
issued since the author's serious illness. As the title indicates, the book is
a departure from the lines of her previous works. This versatile author
describes "Boy" as a most natural and interesting personality. In describ-
ing the results of his environment the author discusses an important prob-
lem of present day civilization in her own charming style.

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"A book which has touches of the David Harum' manner, but is really far better
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of the later lives of three men already met with in the Boat episodes. It has not a so-called moral, to forever point a correcting finger at you, and destroy the perfect enjoyment of reading. It is full of keen humor for the alert mind (and with enough satire to satisfy the cynic)-an ideal book for reading aloud; and one which every man will enjoy reading, providing he has a capacity for seeing humor in domestic situations.

The fun begins in the opening chapter, when two of the Three men lay schemes as to how best they can get away on a quiet holiday, unhampered by a wife's companionship. The ardor of their enterprise grows tame, when it is discovered that the suppose ily devoted partners of their joys and sorrows are only too eager to be freed for a time from lord and master, that they may pursue a little pleasure on their own account.

Jerome's observations upon German character and ways are full of harmless ridi cule. He draws attention to their conversational methods of teaching the language

that it is never understood when spoken. He laughs at their blind obedience to the law, personified in the policeman, to whom they look up as to a little god.

Throughout the book the many clever illustrations by Mr. Harrison Fisher add realism to the various situations. 75 cents paper; $1.50 cloth. Published by the Copp, Clark Company, Toronto.

"BISHOP PENDLE": A NOVEL. By Fergus Hume. 12mo., $1.25. Rand, McNally & Co., Chicago and New York.

Mr. Hume is widely known as a master of stirring, ingenious plot that first misleads and then surprises the reader, and of vigorous, picturesque English. In "Bishop Pendle," while there is no falling off in plot and style, there is a welcome and marvellous broadening out in the cast of characters, representing an unusually wide range of typical men and women. With consummate skill the author causes these to reveal themselves by action and speech in a way that, for the reader, has all the charm of personal intercourse with living people. Mr. Hume's treatment of the peculiar, exclusive, ecciesiastical society in a small English cathedral city is quite worthy of Anthony Trollope, and his principal character, Bishop Pendle, is the equal of Trollope's best bishop. The Rev. Mr. Cargrim, the Bishop's poor but most unworthy protege and chaplain, is a meaner Uriah Heep. Mrs. Pansey is the embodiment of all shrewdness, and yields almost unlimited amusement. Mr. Hume's gipsies are genuine--such as George Borrow would have made them—not the ignorant caricatures so often portrayed by writers

too lazy to study their subject. Besides these types, there are several which seem to have no prototypes in preceding fiction. Such are Dr. Graham, "the man with a scar;" the Mosk family, Gabriel Pendle, Miss Winchello, and, last but by no means least, Mr. Baltic-a detective so unique in character and methods as to give Conan Doyle cause to turn green with envy.

GOOD TEXT BOOKS.

1. "The Tutorial Latin Grammar." By B. J. Hayes, M.A., and W. F. Masom, M.A. Fourth edition. 3s 6d. London: W. B. Clive.

2. "Latin Composition, with copious Exercises." By A. H. Allcroft, M.A., and J. H. Haydon, M.A. Fifth edition, revised. 2s 6d. London: W. B. Clive.

3. "Horace the Satires." Edited by B. J. Hayes, M.A., and F. G. Plaistowe, M.A. Introduction, Text and Notes. 4s 6d London: W. B. Clive.

4. "Lucian: Charon and Timon." Edited by T. R. Mills, M.A. Introduction, Text and Notes. 3s 6d. London: W. B. Clive. The four volumes above-named form part of an admirable series issued by the "University Tutorial Press," London, Eng., under the general editorship of Dr. Wm. Briggs and the classical editorship of B. J. Hayes, M.A.

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University Tutorial Series" aims at providing candidates for examinations and learners generally with text-books conveying the latest results of scholarship in the simplest form.

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(1) Throughout "The Tutorial Latin Grammar the point of view is that of translation from the Latin. The work is clearly and simply arranged, a variety of types being employed to minimize the labor of the learner. The fact that in the short space of eight years "The Tutorial Latin Grammar" has reached its fourth edition is sufficient evidence of its quality.

(2) For a beginner there is no introduction to "Latin Composition" better than this of Messrs. Allcroft and Haydon. Its arrangement and method follow in the main the arrangement and method adopted in Ontario for the teaching of English Grammar. There are exercises in abundance, a vocabulary for use with the exercises; and there is a full and most helpful index.

(3) and (4) These editions will prove serviceable to the student. Each contains an Introduction, giving an account of the Author and of his chief works; the circumstances under which he wrote, and a scholarly criticism of his style. Then comes the Text, based on the latest and best editions and clearly printed in large type. The Notes, which follow, are full, yet concise, shunning no difficulty and leaving no sub

ject of importance untouched. A historical and geographical Index, dealing with questions of history, biography and archæology, completes each volume.

It may be mentioned that the text of "Charon and Timon "is prescribed for Matriculation, and that of "The Satires" for Intermediate Arts at London University, June, 1901.

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Empress Octavia," a romance of the reign of Nero, by Wilhelm Walloth, translated by Mary J. Safford. New York; Little, Brown & Co. Toronto: The Musson Book Co.

This is the most prolific literary age the world has ever known, and past all question the English-speaking people are its most omnivorous readers and greatest writers. Yet in spite of the fact that almost every town and village has its litterateur, each producing books with incredible rapidity and machine-like regularity, one is amazed at the vast number of translations into English of the works of foreign writers. But this is an expensive luxury, and only the best are ever seen in any other than the original tongue.

One of these is "Empress Octavia," a remarkably free translation from the German of Wilhelm Walloth. The characters, time and place of this romantic love-story have received frequent and generous treatment at the hands of a score of writers, but the real facts of the reign of Nero and his Empress Octavia are so meagre that the cultivated imagination finds no difficulty in weaving them into fabrics ever new and delightful.

Metellus, a rather unsophisticated young man, a sculptor by profession and possessing all the delicate sensitiveness of an artist, strays into Rome in quest of fame and fortune. After varied and rather ludicrous adventures, he is unexpectedly introduced into the Imperial court, where Nero has tired of his Empress, the virtuous Octavia. The Emperor, though steeped in crime, is shrewd enough to know that the people will rise against him if he attempts without just provocation to rid himself of Octavia. So the crafty despot sets Metellus to work to carve a bust which will perpetuate the charms of the beautiful Empress, and at the same time places spies to watch for any conduct which might be elaborated into a case sufficient to warrant her death.

But Octavia, though unimpeachable, sees in the beauty of the young sculptor and in his æsthetic and noble temperament a great contrast to the coarse, brutal Nero, and knowing that her life is to be taken any way, resolves to enjoy to the full its few remaining days and finds in Metellus a kindred spirit. The appointed spies perform their miserable task, and Octavia, suspecting death by poison, resigns herself into the

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hands of the court physician, who bleeds her to death. Mettelus is sheltered for a time by friends, but is afterward drowned while attempting to make good his escape. The story is strong but sensuous, and is certain to impress itself upon the minds of those who read it.

"The Voice of the People," by Ellen Glasgow, author of "The Descendants," "Phases of an Inferior Planet," &c. Toronto: The Musson Book Co. Paper, 75c.; cloth, $1.50.

To the thoroughly initiated the title and cover of most books give very concise and certain information of the contents, but the cover of this volume serves very effectually to conceal the mystery within. Yet this very element of mystery excites the curiosity, draws the reader of books to it and he who picks it up by chance will soon consider himself very fortunate. Seldom does one find so much information, true knowledge of human nature and tragic pathos combined with a beautiful style and an elegance of diction almost poetic in one book.

The scene of the incidents of the story is balmy Virginia-itself a name to conjure with. The hero and principal character is Nicholas Burr-a poor farmer's son, drygoods clerk, lawyer and governor. He is an Abraham Lincoln on a small scale and his story reminds one of "the Hon. Peter Sterling."

As a small boy, after having received much praise for his good ploughing, he startled the bystanders with the remark"I'd rather be a judge." Judge Bassett, of Virginia, overheard this and undertook the education of the boy. Very soon he outdistanced all his fellows and after a successful high-school course was to have studied law in the judge's office. But his ambition, apparently unbounded, is for a time held in check by his high ideal of duty and honor. school-boy he had risen at dawn to plough and plant so that his father might not regret the education of his son. As a youth, in order to earn money to raise the mortgage on the homestead, he relinquished his cherished studies and became a clerk in a

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country store. Afterwards as a man, the governor of his State and the choice of the people for the United States Senate, he yielded up his life in the cause of justice.

One is filled with sympathetic pity to learn that the passionate love, which might have dominated the heart of this really great man, was stamped out completely in his early manhood. One of the companions of his boyish days was Eugenia Battle, the only daughter of a general of "the war" whose pride in h's deeds on the field was second only to that of his name and connection. Nicholas and Eugenia love one another and although the latter's father had other plans for her she had promised to wait until Nicholas should have achieved such name and fame for himself that the proud old general would be forced to yield. Then suddenly comes the bolt from the blue. Idle gossip reports Nicholas guilty of an unpardonable act. Eugenia seeks an explanation. She defends herself by saying that her brother Bernard, who is Nicholas' friend, believes the report. Then the wrath

of the wrongfully accused man blazes forth. Knowing that Bernard himself is the guilty one he curses him and says he will never forgive Eugenia for subordinating him to her brother. The heroic self-abnegation of Eugenia subsequently in quietly allowing

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house in the Dominion. Situated in the very centre of the retail section of Toronto, within a few feet of the corner of King and Yonge streets, the position for retail purposes could hardly be improved, while the wide plate glass frontage and extensive area give promise of a retail establishment that will be one of the most charming on the continent. In the upper stories of the building will be accommodated the wholesale, the printing and the binding departments of the business, each of which will be developed with even increased vigor under the new conditions. The move shows much enterprise on the part of The Publishers' Syndicate, whose business has far outgrown the facilities of its present premises, and is of much general interest as indicating the

Dealers cannot be too careful in paying money to alleged agents of successful journals or firms. Harper & Bros., publishers, New York, are complaining of the doings of one Robert Gordon. The latter, it is claimed, has been on a tour of the towns in Ontario, pretending to establish agencies for the sale of dress patterns published by the firm. He is said to have obtained money by this means from A. H. Mellish, Brantford, and S. Gibson, Sault Ste. Marie. These persons wrote to the Harpers, and the latter have notified the Canadian police in order that the public may be warned.

"A Man's Woman," by Frank Morris, was completed March 22, 1899, and sent to the printer in October of the same year. After the plates had been made, notice was received that a play called "A Man's Woman" had been written by Mrs. Crawford Flexner, and that this title had been copyrighted.

As it was impossible to change the name of the novel at the time this notice was received, it has been published under its original title.

It is astonishing what loose notions some people have of the copyright law. Henry Graves & Co., publishers, of London, Eng., claim the copyright in the picture, "What We Have We'll Hold," and have issued several writs against Toronto booksellers for selling a reprint made in that city. The various defendants say they have been selling this reprint for three or four years without objection. Of course this defence is of no use; but the action should have been taken against the party who reprinted the picture, not against the booksellers who sold it.

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lishers anticipated, and they have found it difficult to keep their orders filled. The stories seem to satisfy all kinds of readers. They are good history and good romance; there is a sweep and a depth of insight which are remarkable in a woman writer, while in other points the extremely delicate handling reveals a soul very sensitive to impressions both from without and within.

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'Soldiering in Canada," by Lieut.-Col. Geo. T. Denison, is now in the press, and will shortly be ready for the trade. The book is sure to arouse much interest, as it deals from an inside point of view with the vital question of the Canadian militia. For forty years Col. Denison has been in touch with military life, and brings all his energy and enthusiasm into play in recounting his experiences and reminiscences. He tells of his visits to England and Russia, giving his impressions of the differences in court life and government, writes a most graphic account of the Northwest Rebellion, and explains many points which heretofore have never been satisfactorily understood. He makes many wise suggestions in reference to military matters, and, as he knows of what he is speaking, there are those who will be glad to listen.

"The Knights of the Cross," in two volumes, by Henryk Sienkiewicz, the famous author of "Quo Vadis," is one of the best novels on Morang & Co.'s attractive and solid list. The great Polish author here returns to his own field, the one in which he exercises the sway of a magician, and we read these volumes with the most breathless interest. Although the work is a translation, it is so admirably done, by Mr. Curtin, as to give the reader the impression that nothing is lost in the rendering into English. "The Knights of the Cross" has been pronounced to be eminently a man's book, and no doubt this story of knightly combats is one that eminently appeals to the male mind. Still, for all its virility, there are touches of poetry and romance, and there is the most delightful of love-stories, so that it may even find favor in the eyes of a woman who is not altogether giver over to namby-pambiness. Moreover, the book is cheap; it is published in two volumes, cloth, at a dollar per volume.

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