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ranging definitions over any other are obvious; it is clear and convenient as well as scientific and logical, and the most useful in showing all that a word means, and the development of the later meanings from the earlier. Synonyms, excellent in the fulness and discrimination with which they are treated, are an important part of many of these definitions. Pronunciation is indicated by the simple and effective method of respelling with the diacritically marked letters familiar in the schoolbooks of the country, avoiding the use of peculiar signs or of the letters of the alphabet with a value rarely if ever given to them in English. The "Collegiate Dictionary" has one feature that is peculiarly its own; that is the Glossary of Scottish Words and Phrases in the Appendix. This Glossary is the most complete in its contents of any equally accessible compilation of Scottish terms, and plainly and accurately indicates the pronunciation of the Scottish dialect. This feature of the "Collegiate" has an especial value to the thousands of readers of Stevenson, Crockett, Barrie, Maclaren, and other delineators of Scottish life and character, and will not lose its interest or usefulness as long as Burns and Scott are classics. The "Collegiate" is excellently printed on good paper, firmly bound, and is a fine specimen of book making. Every copy is provided with the Complete Reference Index. It was copyrighted in the Fall of 1898, but has been sold only by subscription until now in order to introduce it into the universities and colleges.
The latest addition to the popular 50 cent line of novels published by the Toronto News Company, Toronto, is entitled "Honor of Thieves," by Cutcliffe Hyne, author of "Adventures of Captain Kettle," etc. In "Honor of Thieves" the author again introduces the redoubtable Kettle, the wiry little salt-water sailor who never wanted to be but somehow always was in some "devil's job." Satire, humor, pathos and adventure combine to make Honor of Thieves" a thoroughly readable novel.
Ward, Lock & Co., London, has issued a sixpenny edition of Mrs. Henry Wood's "Danesbury House."
Elliott Stock, London, has published "The Crisis in the Church of England," by the Rev. N. Dimock, M.A. 52 pages, price 3d.
Dean & Son, 160A Fleet Street, E. C., London, have published the eighth edition of "The Paper Makers' Directory of All Nations," 466x45 pages, 8vo., cloth; price 11s. 3d., post free.
F. Tennyson Neely, 114 Fifth Avenue, New York, publishes a line of cheap illustrated books, which are having enormous sales. Some relate to the Philippines and Cuba, while others are photographs of American cities. Booksellers should write Mr. Neely for his list and net prices.
Henty has done a wonderful work in keeping alive the patriotism of the British youngster. Our friends across the border are rolling up a goodly list of similar books for American boys. J. S. Ogilvie Publishing Co., New York, publish "Nathan Hale, the Martyr Spy," with incidents of the rebellion, at 25 cents, paper cover.
George J. McLeod, Toronto, is issuing a good line of popular books. One of his late issues is "Father and Son," by Arthur Paterson. This story was thought good enough by "The London Times" to select as a serial to run in its columns. This of itself is more than sufficient to stamp it as a readable novel Paper 50c., cloth $1.
Rand, McNally & Co., Chicago, has issued "The Bondwoman," by Marah Ellis Ryan, the author of several successful books. Her new book will rank as a novel of the first class. Besides the fascinating portrayal of the humor and pathos of human life, the author seeme to have incarnated in the beautiful Marquise Judithe the concentrated and passionate protest of all women who have writhed under the degradation of womanhood born to bondage.
Mr. Fisher Unwin's "Overseas Library" has already touched on South America and South Africa. The fourth volume takes the reader to Australia. The title is "The Well Sinkers," and the district treated of is one of those immense riverless tracts where the summer brings with it all the terrors of
drought, and the possible extinction of thousands of sheep. A love idyl is introduced to lighten the sombre character of the story. The author is Miss Ethel Quin, an Australian, “in residence." It is published at 1s. 6d., paper.
In "Thady Halloran," a novel which Fisher Unwin, London, has published, William Breslin has sketched the adventures of a reckless Irishman whose ardent "Jacobinism" leads him into trouble with the authorities. To escape arrest he flies with the "wild geese" to take service with the Irish brigade in France. He wins the favour of the old Pretender and is sent to England in connection with the rising of 1715, where he contrives the escape of the Jacobite prisoners from Newgate. The poor man is doomed to have his faith shaken in the Stuart cause.
A new novel by Edward F. Benson, the author of "Dodo" and "The Rubicon," entitled "Mammon and Co.," has been published by D. Appleton & Co. It is said to deal with personages living in the same society that was characterized by the two books just mentioned. Edward F. Benson, it will be recalled, is a son of the Archbishop of Canterbury, and is thoroughly acquainted with the society in which he places the scenes of his novels of London life. In "Mammon and Co." the good genius of the tale is an American girl, the original of whom is supposed to be a member of a well-known family.
A new and revised edition of Julian Hawthorne's thrilling story, "Archibald Malmaison," is annouced by Funk & Wagnall's Co. Mr. Hawthorne considers this book the best work of fiction that has come from his pen. The success of this book is interesting in connection with the first efforts of its author to secure a publisher. Julian Hawthorne is himself the authority for the statement that 66 Archibald Malmaison," one of the best selling products of his pen, was refused by nearly all the foremost publishers of Boston and New Yerk. The new and revised edition will be ready October 5th, and will sell for $1.25.
The author of "How to be Happy Though Married," gave the concluding Donnellan lecture of his course in the Chapel, Trinity College, Dublin, on the 25th ult. "It is surely," writes a grave paragrapher in the "Social Review," a significant sign of the times that the potentates of an ancient university have selected as preacher to their impressionable undergraduates a divine who has earned distinction as the author of a work on the amenities of double-blessedness." It is more than ten years since
Fisher Unwin, London, first published "The Murray of Matrimony and the Baedeker of Bliss," and its popularity is still growing.
There is to be an avalanche of Dewey books. Among the best will be "Admiral George Dewey," by John Barrett, published by Harper & Brothers. Mr. Barrett, after serving as United States Minister to Siam, had an eventful career as war correspondent at Manila, from May, 1898, to March, 1899. He has a personal acquaintance with the Admiral, and has had the privilege of using much rare material. A special feature of the book deals with Dewey as a diplomatist, and throws new light on the German episode in Manila Bay.
Rand, McNally & Co., Chicago, have published a novel by Frances Aymar Mathews, entitled "A Married Man." This is a story strong in its dramatic situations, powerful in treatment, every one of its pages teeming with the varied emotions of human life, and dealing with one of the most momentous questions of the day. The characters are drawn with that vivid distinctness for which the author is well known. Miss Mathews has acquired an enviable reputation among the dramatic writers of this country, several of her works having been adapted for the stage, among the most successful of these being "Joan D'Arc," which was so auspiciously presented by Miss Fanny Davenport. Her latest novel will doubtless take its place among the noted books of modern fiction.
Rand, McNally & Co., the publishers of Le Roy Hooker's new book, " Baldoon," desire to correct an impression, shared by a number of reviewers, that the work must have been in imitation of Mr. Westcott's "David Harum." These accusations and insinuations are cruelly unjust to Mr. Hooker, and tend to hinder the success of a work upon which he bestowed long and conscientious labor, and which he had completed nearly two years before "David Harum was published.
The Chicago manager of the I resbyterian Board of Publications and Sunday School Work, Mr. H. S. Eliot, states that in the capacity of a literary friend he read "Baldoon' in manuscript in 1897. As "David Harum" was not published until November, 1898, and did not develop its wonderful popularity until well into 1899, Mr. Eliot's testimony triumphantly clears Mr. Hooker of the imputation of having imitated Mr. Westcott, and secures to him the honor of having beeu first to discover that a book of fiction may be made readable from cover to cover without the cumbrances and limitations of the old fashioned heavy plot.
"Book News" for July says: The manuscript of "When Knighthood was in Flower" was submitted to The Bowen-Merrill Co. early in the summer of 1897. The name selected for the book by the author was "Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk,' but with the suggestion that the real title should be "Sunday," as most of it had been written on Sunday afternoons. Mr. Major stated that it had been offered to one of the oldest New York publishing houses, and he had declined to make the many changes they desired, and had requested its return. The MS. was first read and passed upon favorably by Mr. John J. Curtis, the secretary of The Bowen-Merrill Company, who also had the honor of naming the book When Knighthood was in Flower." Not being satisfied with the various names suggested, Mr. Curtis began to search for one more romantic, which he at last found in a couplet from the poem called "The Gentle Armour " by Leigh Hunt, which read as follows:
"There lived a knight, when knighthood was in flow'r,
Who charm'd alike the tilt-yard and the bow'r."
The selection of this title was in itself a happy stroke of genius, as it has undoubtedly allured many a reader. The poem from which it was taken has been withdrawn from later editions of Leigh Hunt's works, and it was the merest accident that Mr. Curtis came across it in an unexpurgated copy.
The author thought-the work being his first bookt-hat it was not important that his name should be disclosed, and that he might safely hide his identity behind a nom de plume. It was a c pital notion to choose "Edwin Caskoden" as the pseudonym, and to make this purported author the descendant of one of the leading characters of the story.
Of course it was not possible after the sensation made by "Edwin Caskoden's" book to further conceal the fact that the author was Mr. Charles Major.
The book lay in type for more than a year, awaiting what seemed to the publishers a favorable opportunity. This came last September, and almost immediately followed the beginnings of that astounding recognition whereof the end is by no means yet. In a very few days after publication the "Times Herald" of Chicago afforded the book a "leader" review, summing up its
praise in the declaration that it is "worthy of Anthony Hope" as a romance. Thereafter the reviews followed thick and fast, one more enthusiastic than the other, and by October 13th, when the second edition was called for, the book by an unknown, even unnamed, writer was an assured success. Two more editions were called for in November, three in December, three in January, two in February, five in March, three in April, three in May, four in June, and no signs yet that the sale is materially abating. The largest sales were in June, orders having been received for over five thousand copies during the second week of that month.
The success of "When Knighthood was in Flower" continues unabated, and now ranks as one of the best selling books in every important book center of the country. An English edition is being issued by Sands & Co., of London. The success of the Canadian edition, recently published, has been such as to demand three editions in as many weeks.
It is now definitely announced that the dramatization of "When Knighthood was in Flower" will be produced by Charles Frohman during the coming winter with Julia Marlowe in the role of Mary Tudor. Certain it is that no one could be found to better present the winsome, wilful princess of this captivating story than can Miss Marlowe, and the book's host of readers already form a vast audience eager for the play.
"When Knighthood was in Flower," Mr. Major's delightful romance of the days of chivalry, has reached its seventy-second thousand, and the demand continues undiminished, the publishers reporting that the June sales were the largest of any month in the book's history.
GEO. J. MCLEOD,
5 King St. West, Toronto, Ontario.
The complete novel in the "New Lippincott" for September is entitled "The Duchess of Nona," by Maurice Hewlett. This is an Italian story of the picturesque and dramatic days of Cæsar Borgia. A young English girl of simple birth ascends the ducal throne of Nona and is wretched in her rich surroundings. The passion of an Italian lover brings on a crisis which has the charm of a great stage picture. Mr. Hewlett's handling of the plot is masterly, and his power has never been so evident as in this magnificent scene.
At a time when the Jewish question is playing such an important part in the politics of Europe, Mark Twain's powerful article "Concerning the Jews," in the September "Harper's," can scarcely fail to attract wide attention. The paper is written in response to a letter received from a Jewish lawyer shortly after the appearance of Mr. Clemens' article, "Stirring Times in Austria." In it he reviews the causes of the present feeling against the Jews, and gives his ideas as to the steps which should be taken to improve the situation. The paper is as a whole a most powerful vindi cation of the race, and a biting arraignment of their persecutors.
"The Forum" for September is a number of world-wide interest. Mr. William T. Stead, editor "Review of Reviews," gives his views of "The Conference at The Hague;" President Robert E. Jones, of Hobart College, discusses" Washington's Farewell Address and Its Applications ;" Mr. Ramon Reyes Lala, a native Filipino, writes entertainingly of "The People of the Philippines;" Professor Rudolf Encken, of Jena, tells of the "Progress of Philosophy in the Nineteenth Century ;" Charles DenCotton by, jr., contributes an article on Spinning at Shanghai ;" Sir William H.
the character of the Dowager Empress. The number also contains a powerful article by Mark Twain, in which he discusses the present position of the Jews and its underlying causes. Other valuable features are: Leila Herbert's article on "The First American, his Homes and Households," short stories by Seumas MacManus, Frederic Remington, Wilmot Price, Brander Matthews, and W. B. Van Ingen. There are also further instalments of "Their Silver
Wedding Journey," "The Princess Xenia," and Dr. Wyeth's "Life of General Forrest."
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September is a bright, breezy salt-water number. Rear-Admiral Winfield Scott Schley, "A Naval Hero of To-day," figures at the front in a capitally illustrated biographical sketch, followed by a supplementary article, telling what "Admiral Schley Said," in his own picturesque and energetic language. F. Hopkinson Smith, the popular artist and writer, and who is also by profession a practical builder of lighthouses, tells of “The Building of the Race Rock Lighthouse," and illustrates the vivid narrative with his own drawings. In "The America Cup Defenders," Colonel William E. Simmons reviews, with pictures by Frank Adams, all the international yacht races, from the America's first victory in England in 1851 down to this year's contest of Shamrock and Columbia.
One of the most interesting features in the September "Harper's" is an article entitled" Behind the Pink Walls of the Forbidden City," by a writer siguing himself "Cathay." It tells, as none of the press despatches have told, the details of the drama which has been played about the Chinese throne, and throws a new light on
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ROBERT BARR will contribute two articles to the November and December numbers on the literary weakness of Canada. Mr. Barr will deal with his subject in a very frank manner, and will say some very strong things. These articles will be two of the most important of the year, and should be read by every citizen who is aiming to assist in the intellectual development of the Dominion. "The Canadian Magazine" is making every endeavour to present the best
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