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By ELIZABETH WORMELEY LATIMER. Author of “France in the Nineteenth Century,”
“Russia and Turkey in the Nineteenth Century,” etc. Handsomely illustrated with twenty-five full-page, half-tone portraits, 8vo, 452 pages, $2.50.
Readers of "France in the Nineteenth Century," and of "Russia and Turkey in the Nineteenth Century,'; will welcome Mrs. Latimer's new volume. Mrs. Latimer is a woman of fine instincts, liberal culture, and unusual literary skill and experience. Visiting in England frequently for a long period of years, she had unusual opportunities to witness many of the events of which she writes. Her style is extremely entertaining and agreeable, and has all the attractiveness and spirit of an eye-witness. Like the other two works it is finely and profusely illustrated with portraits of the leading persons of the century.
By MARGUERITE BOUVET. Author of "Sweet William,” “Prince Tiptop," “ Little Mar
jorie's Love Story." Illustrated by Helen and MARGARET ARMSTRONG. 16mo, $1.25.
This is a delightful story for adults from the same author who has already charmed the thousands who have read her favorite children's stories, Sweet William," ** Prince Tiptop," etc. It is a fine example of the power to tell a tale of tender love in pure Saxon English. Recounting the fortunes of French refugees to England in the days of the Revolution of '93 and of Bonaparte, it affords glimpses of life both in England and France. The English nurse who devotes her whole heart and life to the young heroine, and the young French marquis, whose love for the latter is so great and unselfish that he hides it on discovering that she loves his friend, are finely portrayed. The book is sure to increase its author's fame both by its fascination as a story and by its simple unaffected style.
By George P. A. HEALY. Illustrated. 12mo, 221 pages, $1.50.
Lovers of contemporary history cannot but enjoy these reminiscences. Mr. Healy's fame as an artist brought him into contact with many of the most illustrious men and women both of Europe and America, and the magnetic force of his genial nature retained them as his intimate friends. He tells us, in charmingly easy style, of his gradual rise as a portrait painter, from the time when, as he says, he made a likeness of Our Butcher" until commissions were sent to him from both sides of the Atlantic for portraits of Henry Clay, John Quincy Adams, Grant, Sherman, Lincoln, Louis Philippe, Princess Elizabeth of Roumania, Bismarck Guizot, Pius IX., and other notables. To meet such persons outside of politics and strife, in the studio and at table, is a rich treat for the reader.
By DEMETRIOS BIKELAS. Translated by LEONARD Eckstein OPDYCKE. With an
Introduction by Henry ALONZO HUNTINGTON. 16mo, 258 pages, $1.00.
Eight beautiful little stories, originally written in modern Greek and now translated into English, make up this attractive volume. Mr. Bikelas, their author, ought to be better known in this country. He is, perhaps, the most popular living author in his own land, and his historical tale, "Loukis Laras," made so great a sensation when published at Athens about fifteen years ago, that it was translated into nearly every language of Europe, and his name is a household word among all who take an interest in the modern Greeks.
Of these tales some are sad, some imbued with a gentle humor,-cheerful rather than merry,-and all are pure and refined in sentiment. But their especial value lies in the realistic pictures they paint of Greek life in our own times,-its social customs, dress, courtship, and marriage.