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SENTIMENTAL TOMMY (Ready October 17th)
The Story of his Boyhood. By James M. Barrie. Illustrated by William Hatherell. 12mo, $1.50.
"Sentimental Tommy" has been the success of the year during its serial publication. It has been the one serial talked of, and, as more than one critic has said, to be "eagerly waited for." The conception of the story is entirely unique that of making the loves and tragedies of his elders tell themselves through Tommy's mind and Tommy's experiences; and when in doing this Mr. Barrie has made Tommy one of the most delightful characters in fiction, he has made a book which, not to speak of its genius, is one of the most entertaining of the time.
New Books by R. L. Stevenson In the South Seas. With map. 12mo, $1.50. Made up from the interesting sketches contributed to periodicals by Mr. Stevenson, narrating his experiences and observations during cruises in the Marquesas, Paumotus, and the Gilbert Islands.
Fables. 16mo, $1.00.
Mr. Stevenson's delightful fables are here collected and issued for the first time in book form, uniform with the "Vailima Letters."
New Books by Eugene Field
These two new volumes are made up of a selection
Love in Old Cloathes
And Other Stories. By H. C. BUNNER. With 12 full-page illustrations by A. Castaigne, W. T. Smedley, and Orson Lowell. 12mo, $1.50. This volume of stories by Mr. Bunner, collected under the title of one which his readers will remember affectionately, is marked throughout by the qualities which have endeared this master of the short story to so large a circle. The volume brings into permanent form some of the best things he ever wrote.
MRS. CLIFF'S YACHT (Ready October 3d)
By Frank R. Stockton. Illustrated by A. Forestier. 12mo, $1.50.
The many readers of Mr. Stockton's popular story, "The Adventures of Captain Horn," need no introduction to Mrs. Cliff. The further experiences of that interesting lady are here told with all of Mr. Stockton's breeziness of style and whimsical humor. All who read "The Adventures of Captain Horn" will be eager to take up this sequel and renew their acquaintance with Mrs. Cliff, while new readers will find in her one of Mr. Stockton's most original and entertaining characters.
The Sprightly Romance of Marsac
By MOLLY ELLIOT SEAWELL. Illustrated by
Marsac is a real discovery of Miss Seawell's. His character is best described as "sprightly," and the way in which the wit and good nature of this Bohemian of the Latin Quarter triumph over adverse circumstances and land him and his friend in affluence and bliss is told in a brisk narrative that recalls Mürger. The illustrations are numerous, and as original as the text.
A Tragic Idyl
By PAUL BOURGET. 12mo, $1.50.
The theme of M. Bourget's new novel is the war. fare between love and friendship. It is an elaborate social study as well as a novel of absorbing interest, distinguished by the author's well-known analytic power and individual style. The opening scene is in the famous gambling Casino of Monte Carlo, and the reader is introduced at once to the cosmopolitan society which M. Bourget knows so well how to depict.
The Rogue's March
A Romance. By E. W. HORNUNG. 12mo, $1.50. Thrilling incidents and daring adventures abound in Mr. Hornung's romance. No one who has read the author's "Irralie's Bushranger" and other Australian stories needs any assurance of the fascinating interest of that part of his new novel dealing with Australian scenes and types; and it is only necessary to say that the English as well as the Australian experiences of the much-wronged hero are told with characteristic dash and spirit.
THE LAST QUARTER CENTURY IN THE UNITED STATES
By E. Benjamin Andrews, President of Brown University. With 350 Illustrations. 2 vols. 8vo, $6.00. President Andrews' work is absolutely unique. Never before have the many history-making events of this period been gathered together in a historical narrative by a competent hand. The illustrations, prepared at a great expense, are remarkable for their combination of artistic charm with absolute historical accuracy. Since its publication in SCRIBNER'S MAGAZINE the History has been thoroughly revised and increased in size almost one-half, thus making it possible to include many topics omitted before on account of lack of space.
The Edge of the Orient
By ROBERT WARD RUSSELL. With 130
An account of an interesting trip along the picturesque coast of Dalmatia and Montenegro, and continuing through Constantinople and the Eastern coast of Asia Minor to Cairo and the Nile. He brings to the portrayal of these Eastern localities a fresh eye and a graphic and picturesque style.
In Ole Virginia
BY THOMAS NELSON PAGE. With 24 full-
Colonial Days in Old New York
By ALICE MORSE EARLE. 12mo, $1.25.
Mrs. Earle here describes the daily life, the habits, the dress, occupations, furniture, domestic economy, the characteristic customs of Dutch times in Old New York. She treats the subject as graphically and humorously as she treated New England in her former well-known books "Sabbath in Puritan New England" and Customs and Fashions of Old New England."
HISTORY OF CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE
By Professor George P. Fisher, Yale University. (International Theological Library.) Crown 8vo, $2.50 net.
"I know of no work that, in point of accuracy, comprehensiveness, and intelligibility, can be compared with this."-Prof. ALBERT NEWMAN, Toronto, Can. "It is to me quite a marvel how a book of this kind can be written so accurately to scale. It could only be done by one who had a very complete command of all the periods."-Prof. WILLIAM SANDAY, Oxford.
Problems of Modern Democracy
By E. L. GODKIN. 8vo, $2.00.
A new volume of essays by an eminent journalist, dealing with the various questions of public, vital, and timely interest arising out of the great political force of the modern world-Democracy.
The Sense of Beauty
By GEORGE SANTAYANA, Lecturer at Harvard
The author's theory of æsthetics is original and in-
With Open Face
Or, Jesus Mirrored in Matthew, Mark, and Luke.
THE NATIONAL COOK BOOK
By Marion Harland and Christine Terhune Herrick. 12mo, $1.50.
This work is not a revision of old material, but is entirely new in every respect, and has been in preparation during a period of seven years. It contains 1,000 recipes carefully prepared in the light of the latest methods of cooking and serving. In addition to the value and interest the volume possesses as the joint work of two recognized authorities on domestic economy, the book is unique in that it includes dishes of various nations, adapted to the use of American housewives. An additional feature of value is a department devoted to the diet of children.
THE IVORY SERIES.
One of the Visconti
By EVA WILDER (McGlassON) BRODHEAD. 16mo, 75 cents.
A charming love story, the scene of which is laid in Naples, the hero being a young Kentuckian, and the heroine of the old and famous Visconti family.
A Book of Martyrs
By CORNELIA ATWOOD PRATT. 16mo, 75 cents.
Short stories of the every-day tragedies, mostly domestic, of life in the Central West, revealing an extraordinary knowledge of human nature and a masterly art in narration.
Amos Judd. By J. A. MITCHELL, Editor of Life. Seventh Edition.-la. A Love Story. By "Q" (ARTHUR T. QUILLER-COUCH).—
CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS, 153-157 Fifth Avenue, New York
A Family Paper
Saturday, 26 September, 1896
HE capture of Dongola on last Saturday by the Anglo-Egyptian expedition accomplishes the end aimed at by the recent advance on the Nile as announced in Parliament before the expedition started. In point of fact, no one doubts that General Kitchener will push on to Berber and thence to Khartoum, thus reconquering the Soudan for Egypt and avenging the death of Gordon. The result of the summer's campaign is gratifying to British pride; no reverses have been encountered, and the only severe losses have been from cholera, which caused the death of over a thousand soldiersmostly Egyptians. The only serious engagement with the Soudanese previous to last.
affairs take their course and the Russians make themselves the assignees of bankrupt Turkey, or until Russia consents to English interference. The Great Powers have seldom been in so discreditable a position. The Continental Powers appear to care nothing for the slaughter which is going on in so many places in the Turkish Empire; the English care sincerely, but they are now paying for the false policy of the past. They have several times prevented Russia from going to Constantinople, and now Russia does not propose to let England work her will. English feeling
MOLD DONGOLA DEBBEH
is deep and intense and is apparently gathering in volume, and the English Government would apparently like to act disinterestedly. Not many days ago it seemed to be on the point of acting, but evidently Russia has plainly intimated that she will not permit action, and now there has been a semiofficial backdown. No independent action on the part of England can be expected. The situation has become, however, intolerable to the moral sense of England, and a good deal is hoped from the visit of the Czar and the Czarina at Balmoral Castle during the present week, and the exercise of the great personal influence which the Queen is known to have over her grandson, the ruler of all the Russias. But Russian policy, which is persistent and which has never shown any great sensitiveness to moral considerations, is not likely to be influenced by the appeals of the venerable Queen. There is apparently practical unanimity among the English people in desiring the deposition of the Sultan, who has become a monomaniac in his love of slaughter, but, however much the English people may fume and protest, they find themselves surrounded by what appear insuperable difficulties whenever they attempt to act. Men of affairs who have given particular attention to foreign matters, like Sir Charles Dilke and Lord Rosebery, are agreed regarding the impracticability of single-handed intervention. Meanwhile Turkish rule goes on crumbling faster than ever. Constantinople is in a state of panic. A very small gathering in the street sends people into their houses, closes the shops, and sends a shiver of alarm through the European colony. The
Egypt and the Soudan
Hafir the British gunboats slipped up the river past the Dervishes and seized Dongola, so that the defeated forces were compelled to retreat away from their base of supplies. It is thought that they may make a desperate attempt to retake Dongola. The natives in the vicinity are said to hail with joy the coming of the Egyptian army, as they have long suffered from the tyranny of the Khalifa Abdallah, the successor of Mahdi. Abdallah, as all who read Slatin Pasha's account of his captivity will remember, is a man of overbearing vanity, cunning but not wise, and frequently cruel. His fall will be a blessing to Central Africa and to the cause of civilization.
The situation at Constantinople is apparently insoluble, and is likely to remain so until England consents to let