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CAPTAIN MARRYAT'S WORKS.

PETER SIMPLE.
MIDSHIPMAN EASY.

Price 1s. 6d. each,

KING'S OWN.

RATTLIN THE REEFER (Edited). "Marryat's works abound in humour-real, unaffected, buoyant, overflowing humour. Many bits of his writings strongly remind us of Dickens. He is an incorrigible joker, and frequently relates such strange anecdotes and adventures, that the gloomiest hypochondriac could not read them without involuntarily indulging in the unwonted luxury of a hearty cachinnation."-Dublin University Magazine.

W. HARRISON AINSWORTH'S WORKS.
Price One Shilling each,

THE MISER'S DAUGHTER.
WINDSOR CASTLE.

SAINT JAMES'S.
JAMES II. (Edited by.)

Also, uniform,

Price 18. 6d., boards,

Price 28. each,

ROOK WOOD.

CRICHTON.

TOWER OF LONDON.
LANCASHIRE WITCHES.

FLITCH OF BACON.

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COOPER'S WORKS.
Price 1s. 6d. each,

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HOMEWARD BOUND.

AFLOAT AND ASHORE.

SATANSTOE.

WYANDOTTE.

DEERSLAYER.
OAK OPENINGS.
PATHFINDER.
HEADSMAN.
WATER WITCH.
Two ADMIRALS.
MILES WALLINGFORD.
PRAIRIE.

RED ROVER.

EVE EFFINGHAM.
HEIDENMAUER.

Cooper constructs enthralling stories, which hold us in breathless suspense, and make our brows alternately pallid with awe and terror, or flushed with powerful emotion: when once taken up, they are so fascinating, that we must perforce read on from beginning to end, panting to arrive at the thrilling dénouement."-Dublin University Magazine.

ALBERT SMITH'S WORKS.
Price 28. each, boards; or, 28. 6d. cloth gilt,

ADVENTURES OF MR. LEDBURY.

CHRISTOPHER TADPOLE.

SCATTERGOOD FAMILY.
POTTLETON LEGACY.

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THE MARCHIONESS OF BRINVILLIERS; the Poisoner of the 17th Century. "Albert Smith's name, as the author of any work, is quite sufficient to prove that it is an interesting one, and one that can be read with pleasure by every one."

THE ROVING ENGLISHMAN'S WORKS.

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THE ROVING ENGLISHMAN; or,
Sketches on the Continent.

Price Two Shillings, boards, TURKEY, by the Roving Englishman; Being Sketches from Life.

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CHARLES LEVER'S ARTHUR O'LEARY.
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ARTHUR O'LEARY'S ADVENTURES.

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BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL ESSAYS; reprinted from the genuine American Edition, with all the Notes, &c.

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"Mrs. Gore is one of the most popular writers of the day; her works are all pictures of existing life and manners."

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"Miss M'Intosh's style reminds the reader forcibly of Miss Edgeworth and Mrs. Opie; all her books inculcate high moral principles, and exalt what is honourable in purpose and deep in affection."

W. CARLETON'S TRAITS AND STORIES.

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PHELIM O'TOOLE'S COURTSHIP, &c. POOR SCHOLAR, WILDGOOSE LODGE, &c.

THE HEDGE SCHOOL, PARTY FIGHT, &c.

THREE TASKS, SHANE FADLE'S
WEDDING, &c.

PHIL PARCELL, THE GEOGRAPHY
OF AN IRISH OATH, &c.

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GEO. ROUTLEDGE & CO., FARRINGDON STREET.

NEW YORK: 18, BEEKMAN STREET.

1856.

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ADVERTISEMENT.

THE following introductory remarks are extracted from a review of Dumas' Novels, &c., in BLACKWOOD'S MAGAZINE.

“On the eighteenth day of August, 1572, a great festival was held in the palace of the Louvre. It was to celebrate the nuptials of Henry of Navarre and Margaret of Valois.

This alliance between the chief of the Protestant party in France, and the sister of Charles IX. and daughter of Catherine of Medicis, perplexed, and in some degree alarmed, the Catholics, whilst it filled the Huguenots with joy and exultation. The king had declared that he knew and made no difference between Romanist and Calvinistthat all were alike his subjects, and equally beloved by him. He caressed the throng of Huguenot nobles and gentlemen whom the marriage had attracted to the court, was affectionate to his new brother-in-law, friendly with the Prince of Condé, almost respectful to the venerable Admiral de Coligny, to whom he proposed to confide the command of an army in a projected war with Spain. The chiefs of the Catholic party were not behind-hand in following the example set them by Charles. Catherine of Medicis was all smiles and affability; the Duke of Anjou, afterwards Henry III., received graciously the compliments paid him by the Huguenots themselves on his successes at Jarnac and Moncontour, battles which he had won before he was eighteen years old; Henry of Guise, whose reputation as a leader already, at the age of two-and-twenty, almost equalled that of his great father, was courteous and friendly to those whose deadly foe he had so lately been. The Duke of Mayenne and the Admiral, the Guise and the Condé, were seen riding, conversing, and making parties of pleasure together. It was the lion lying down with the lamb.

"On the twenty-second of August, four days after the marriage, in which the Huguenots saw a guarantee of the peaceful exercise of their religion, the Admiral de Coligny was passing through the street of St. Germain l'Auxerrois, when he was shot at and wounded by a captain of petardiers, one Maurevel, who went by the name of Le

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