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Appletons'

Town and Country
Library

No. 252

CONCERNING ISABEL CARNABY

OPINIONS OF THE ENGLISH PRESS.

"Will be placed among the most brilliant novels of the year."-London Daily News.

"More than a spice of humor and kindness abides in these pages. "London Athenæum.

"The most brilliant book my Baronite has read this year."-London Punch.

"Miss Fowler has achieved a success as thoroughly gratifying to her readers as it must be to herself. • The novel of the seasɔn' will probably be the popular verdict upon this amazingly witty and brilliant story. . The book positively radiates humor. Epigram, paradox, anecdote-in short, all the weapons in the born conversationalist's armory appear in this entertaining novel in a state of the highest polish, and the dialogues alone would make the fortune of the story."-London Speaker.

"An excellent novel, clever and witty enough to be very amusing, and serious enough to provide much food for thought. Isabel Carnaby is wholly delightful; her very weakness makes her charm. She is so feminine, so capricious, and so noble. The dialogue is often excellent, and shows no small wit. Very funny are the sayings of Martha, the Methodist serving maid, and very brilliant those of Isabel, while Paul's have the weight of sound reasoning and much force."-London Daily Telegraph.

"Concerning Isabel Carnaby' is beyond doubt a book to be read. It is a book with a great deal of fresh and interesting observation in it; the leading characters are really studied, and the detail is obviously from life. Miss Fowler has sympathy and understanding, and her range is a wide one. She can describe a Nonconformist circle in the provinces, and pass from that to society and politics in London, or house parties in the country, and seem equally at home in all of them. She writes without malice, yet with shrewdness and humor."Westminster Gazette.

D. APPLETON AND COMPANY, NEW YORK.

CONCERNING

ISABEL CARNABY

BY

ELLEN THORNEYCROFT FOWLER

AUTHOR OF

111

CUPID'S GARDEN, VERSES WISE AND OTHERWISE,

AND VERSES GRAVE AND GAY

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