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JUDITH; A Chronicle of Old Virginia. By

MARION HARLAND. Iomo. Illustrated. Cloth, $1.50.

HOT PLOWSHARES. 610 pages. Illustrated. “A story of the old Virginia life as many will recall it long be

$1.50. By ALBION W. TOURGEE. fore the war - its stately and beautiful ladies, its brave and

Completes that series of historical novels

which courteous gentlemen, its hospitable homes where kindness and Christian charity made even the shadowed lives of the slaves full

have illustrated so forcibly

and graphically the era of our civil war of content and happiness. The book is fascinating to the

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Career.) 528 pages, with Garfield frontispiece.

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A FOOL'S ERRAND: and, The Invisible EmPLOUGHED UNDER: The Story of an Indian

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English literature (“Bright Eyes "). 16mo. Cloth, $1.00.

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Francisco News-Letter. 16mo, cloth, $1.00.

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burg (Miss.) Herald.
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(The result of fifteen years' unremitting and conscientious literary labor.)


By MRS. MARTHA J. LAMB. It embraces more varied and authentic information, upon a greater number of important subjects, than any other historical work of the same size in the English language, and is as fresh and readable as any work of fiction. To the generation now coming upon the stage of affairs it is of priceless value, and its influence in creating and cultivating the public taste for historical reading has been already so marked as to be apparent even to the most casual observer. No family can afford to be without a copy.

The New York Tribune said of it as it came from the press :—“The whole work is marked with the higher qualities of historical writing. The personal sketches which it presents of several of the prominent characters of the revolutionary period indicate minute research and exact discrimination. Mrs. Lamb gives abundant evidence not only of a profound, but of a singularly intelligent study of her authorities, and she has used her materials with the acuteness and discrimination which betray an equal degree of sound culture and good sense. Her acquaintance with the European politics of the day, which form the frame.work, or rather the foundation of her history, is turned to excellent account, giving a breadth and solidity to the narrative which is admirably blended with the prevailing grace and dignity of her style. Her frequent touches of personal and family history add the charm of biographical description to the historical incidents. The city of New York forms the central point in contemporaneous history, and well deserves the elaborate and beautiful memorial thus wisely consecrated to its progress.

Harper's Magazine pronounced it:-“A piece of historical painting which, for brightness of color, distinctness of outline, and general truthfulness in detail, deserves the highest commendation. There is scarcely a phase in New York life or an incident connected with its progress and history which Mrs. Lamb has failed to reproduce with attractive fullness.”

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... Out of all the wealth of matter and subject which she has so diligently gathered, Mrs. Lamb seizes felicitously upon the salient themes for narration or description, and covers her instructive and brilliant pages with the substance of history. Dividing the continuity of her narrative by paragraphs, now descriptive of the private, social or professional character of the most eminent citizens (of the several decades) and their relations to each other and to public affairs, and now taking note of the development and beautifying of the municipality itself, Mrs. Lamb 'steadily holds the thread which gathers all details into their place in our national annals. All through her pages we see evidence of patient, faithful and exhaustive research, of impartiality of spirit and judgment, of comprehensiveness of view, and of exceptional felicity in style. For this great historical work the splendid and prosperous city whose rise and growth she has so admirably chronicleå owes her a large debt of gratitude and appreciation."

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