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FICTION

SIX SHILLING NOVELS

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the genuine artist, she may do more for her country than many a
politician. Throughout this fascinating book, Miss Lawless has
produced something which is not strictly history and is not strictly
fiction, but nevertheless possesses both imaginative value and
historical insight in a high degree.'--_Times_.

'A really great book.'--_Spectator_.

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this generation. Miss Lawless is possessed of the very essence of
historical genius.'--_Manchester Guardian_.

E.F. BENSON. DODO: A DETAIL OF THE DAY. By E.F. BENSON. _Crown 8vo.
Sixteenth Edition, 6s._

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_MR. BARING GOULD'S NOVELS_

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BARING GOULD. IN THE ROAR OF THE SEA: A Tale of the Cornish Coast. By
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BARING GOULD. MRS. CURGENVEN OF CURGENVEN. By S. BARING GOULD. _Fourth
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BARING GOULD. CHEAP JACK ZITA. By S. BARING GOULD. _Third Edition.
Crown 8vo. 6s._

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'National Observer' '_a story worthy the author_.'

BARING GOULD. THE QUEEN OF LOVE. By S. BARING GOULD. _Third Edition.
Crown 8vo. 6s._

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for cleanly, energetic, and interesting fiction_.'

BARING GOULD. KITTY ALONE. By S. BARING GOULD, Author of 'Mehalah,'
'Cheap Jack Zita,' etc. _Fourth Edition. Crown 8vo. 6s._

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changeful. The book will take rank among the best of Mrs. Oliphant's
good stories.'--_Pall Mall Gazette_.

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while running through the entire story is a felicity of style and
wholesomeness of tone which one is accustomed to find in the novels of
this favourite author.'--_Scotsman_.

W.E. NORRIS. HIS GRACE. By W.E. NORRIS, Author of 'Mademoiselle de
Mersac.' _Third Edition. Crown 8vo. 6s._

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inane follies and heroic decisions, yet not so definitely portrayed
as to relieve a reader of the necessity of study on his own
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'Mademoiselle de Mersac.' _Crown 8vo. 6s._

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'A budget of good fiction of which no one will tire.'--_Scotsman_.

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GILBERT PARKER. MRS. FALCHION. By GILBERT PARKER, Author of 'Pierre
and His People.' _Second Edition. Crown 8vo. 6s._

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done by any writer of our time_'; the 'St. James's' called it '_a very
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to it the epithet of '_distinguished_.'

GILBERT PARKER. PIERRE AND HIS PEOPLE. By GILBERT PARKER. _Second
Edition. Crown 8vo. 6s._

'Stories happily conceived and finely executed. There is strength and
genius in Mr. Parker's style.'--_Daily Telegraph_.

GILBERT PARKER. THE TRANSLATION OF A SAVAGE. By GILBERT PARKER, Author
of 'Pierre and His People,' 'Mrs. Falchion,' etc. _Crown 8vo. 6s._

'The plot is original and one difficult to work out; but Mr. Parker
has done it with great skill and delicacy. The reader who is not
interested in this original, fresh, and well-told tale must be a dull
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'A strong and successful piece of workmanship. The portrait of
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'A very pretty and interesting story, and Mr. Parker tells it with
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GILBERT PARKER. THE TRAIL OF THE SWORD. By GILBERT PARKER, Author of
'Pierre and his People,' etc. _Third Edition. Crown 8vo. 6s._

'Everybody with a soul for romance will thoroughly enjoy "The Trail of
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and women live and love in the old straightforward passionate way,
is a joy inexpressible to the reviewer, brain-weary of the domestic
tragedies and psychological puzzles of everyday fiction; and we cannot
but believe that to the reader it will bring refreshment as welcome
and as keen.'--_Daily Chronicle_.

GILBERT PARKER. WHEN VALMOND CAME TO PONTIAC; The Story of a Lost
Napoleon. By GILBERT PARKER. _Second Edition. Crown 8vo. 6s._

'Here we find romance--real, breathing, living romance, but it runs
flush with our own times, level with our own feelings. Not here can we
complain of lack of inevitableness or homogeneity. The character of
Valmond is drawn unerringly; his career, brief as it is, is placed
before us as convincingly as history itself. The book must be read,
we may say re-read, for any one thoroughly to appreciate Mr. Parker's
delicate touch and innate sympathy with humanity.'--_Pall Mall
Gazette_.

ARTHUR MORRISON. TALES OF MEAN STREETS. By ARTHUR MORRISON. _Third
Edition. Crown 8vo. 6s._

'Told with consummate art and extraordinary detail. He tells a plain,
unvarnished tale, and the very truth of it makes for beauty. In the
true humanity of the book lies its justification, the permanence of
its interest, and its indubitable triumph.'--_Athenaeum_.

'A great book. The author's method is amazingly effective, and
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interest. It is humorous also; without humour it would not make the
mark it is certain to make.'--_World_.

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of 'For God and Gold,' 'Kophetus XIIIth.,' etc. _Crown 8vo. 6s._

'There is plenty of incident and movement in this romance. It is
interesting as a novel framed in an historical setting, and it is
all the more worthy of attention from the lover of romance as
being absolutely free from the morbid, the frivolous, and the
ultra-sexual.'--_Athenaeum_.

'A stirring tale of naval adventure during the Great French War. The
book is full of picturesque and attractive characters.'--_Glasgow
Herald_.

ROBERT BARR. IN THE MIDST OF ALARMS. By ROBERT BARR, Author of 'From
Whose Bourne,' etc. _Second Edition. Crown 8vo. 6s._

'A book which has abundantly satisfied us by its capital
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'Mr. Barr has achieved a triumph whereof he has every reason to be
proud.'--_Pall Mall Gazette_.

'There is a quaint thought or a good joke on nearly every page.
The studies of character are carefully finished, and linger in the
memory.'--_Black and White_.

'Distinguished for kindly feeling, genuine humour, and really graphic
portraiture.'--_Sussex Daily News_.

'A delightful romance, with experiences strange and exciting. The
dialogue is always bright and witty; the scenes are depicted briefly
and effectively; and there is no incident from first to last that one
would wish to have omitted.'--_Scotsman_.

MRS. PINSENT. CHILDREN OF THIS WORLD. By ELLEN F. PINSENT, Author of
'Jenny's Case.' _Crown 8vo. 6s._

'There is much clever writing in this book. The story is told in a
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human beings.'--_Daily News_.

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gives ample promise of splendid work.'--_Birmingham Gazette_.

'Mrs. Pinsent's new novel has plenty of vigour, variety, and good
writing. There are certainty of purpose, strength of touch, and
clearness of vision.'--_Athenaeum_.

CLARK RUSSELL. MY DANISH SWEETHEART. By W. CLARK RUSSELL, Author of
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8vo. 6s._

PRYCE. TIME AND THE WOMAN. By RICHARD PRYCE, Author of 'Miss Maxwell's
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MRS. WATSON. THIS MAN'S DOMINION. By the Author of 'A High Little
World.' _Second Edition. Crown 8vo. 6s._

'It is not a book to be read and forgotten on a railway journey, but
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when the output of merely amusing novels is so overpowering, this is
no slight praise. There is an underlying depth in the story which
reminds one, in a lesser degree, of the profundity of George Eliot,
and "This Man's Dominion" is by no means a novel to be thrust aside as
exhausted at one perusal.'--_Dundee Advertiser_.

MARRIOTT WATSON. DIOGENES OF LONDON and other Sketches. By H.B.
MARRIOTT WATSON, Author of 'The Web of the Spider.' _Crown 8vo.
Buckram. 6s._

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be welcomed.'--_National Observer_.

GILCHRIST. THE STONE DRAGON. By MURRAY GILCHRIST. _Crown 8vo. Buckram.
6s._

'The author's faults are atoned for by certain positive and admirable
merits. The romances have not their counterpart in modern literature,
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THREE-AND-SIXPENNY NOVELS

EDNA LYALL. DERRICK VAUGHAN, NOVELIST. By EDNA LYALL, Author of
'Donovan,' etc. _Forty-first Thousand. Crown 8vo. 3s. 6d._

BARING GOULD. ARMINELL: A Social Romance. By S. BARING GOULD. _New
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BARING GOULD. MARGERY OF QUETHER, and other Stories. By S. BARING
GOULD. _Crown 8vo. 3s. 6d._

BARING GOULD. JACQUETTA, and other Stories. By S. BARING GOULD. _Crown
8vo. 3s. 6d._

MISS BENSON. SUBJECT TO VANITY. By MARGARET BENSON. _With numerous
Illustrations. Second Edition. Crown 8vo. 3s. 6d._

'A charming little book about household pets by a daughter of the
Archbishop of Canterbury.'--_Speaker_.

'A delightful collection of studies of animal nature. It is
very seldom that we get anything so perfect in its kind.... The
illustrations are clever, and the whole book a singularly delightful
one.'--_Guardian_.

'Humorous and sentimental by turns, Miss Benson always manages to
interest us in her pets, and all who love animals will appreciate
her book, not only for their sake, but quite as much for its
own.'--_Times_.

'All lovers of animals should read Miss Benson's book. For sympathetic
understanding, humorous criticism, and appreciative observation she
certainly has not her equal.'--_Manchester Guardian_.

GRAY. ELSA. A Novel. By E. M'QUEEN GRAY. _Crown 8vo. 3s. 6d._

'A charming novel. The characters are not only powerful sketches, but
minutely and carefully finished portraits.'--_Guardian_.

J.H. PEARCE. JACO TRELOAR. By J.H. PEARCE, Author of 'Esther
Pentreath.' _New Edition. Crown 8vo. 3s. 6d._

The 'Spectator' speaks of Mr. Pearce as '_a writer of exceptional
power_'; the 'Daily Telegraph' calls the book '_powerful and
picturesque_'; the 'Birmingham Post' asserts that it is '_a novel of
high quality_.'

X.L. AUT DIABOLUS AUT NIHIL, and Other Stories. By X.L. _Crown 8vo.
3s. 6d._

'Distinctly original and in the highest degree imaginative. The
conception is almost as lofty as Milton's.'--_Spectator_.

'Original to a degree of originality that may be called primitive--a
kind of passionate directness that absolutely absorbs us.'--_Saturday
Review_.

'Of powerful interest. There is something startlingly original in the
treatment of the themes. The terrible realism leaves no doubt of the
author's power.'--_Athenaeum_.

O'GRADY. THE COMING OF CUCULAIN. A Romance of the Heroic Age of
Ireland. By STANDISH O'GRADY, Author of 'Finn and his Companions,'
etc. Illustrated by MURRAY SMITH. _Crown 8vo. 3s. 6d._

'The suggestions of mystery, the rapid and exciting action, are superb
poetic effects.'--_Speaker_.

'For light and colour it resembles nothing so much as a Swiss
dawn.'--_Manchester Guardian_.

'A romance extremely fascinating and admirably well knit.'--_Saturday
Review_.

CONSTANCE SMITH. A CUMBERER OF THE GROUND. By CONSTANCE SMITH, Author
of 'The Repentance of Paul Wentworth,' etc. _New Edition. Crown 8vo.
3s. 6d._

AUTHOR OF 'VERA.' THE DANCE OF THE HOURS. By the Author of 'Vera.'
_Crown 8vo. 3s. 6d._

ESME STUART. A WOMAN OF FORTY. By ESME STUART, Author of 'Muriel's
Marriage,' 'Virginia's Husband,' etc. _New Edition. Crown 8vo. 3s.
6d._

'The story is well written, and some of the scenes show great dramatic
power.'--_Daily Chronicle_.

FENN. THE STAR GAZERS. By G. MANVILLE FENN, Author of 'Eli's
Children,' etc. _New Edition. Cr. 8vo. 3s. 6d._

'A stirring romance.'--_Western Morning News_.

'Told with all the dramatic power for which Mr. Fenn is
conspicuous.'--_Bradford Observer_.

DICKINSON. A VICAR'S WIFE. By EVELYN DICKINSON. _Crown 8vo. 3s. 6d._

PROWSE. THE POISON OF ASPS. By R. ORTON PROWSE. _Crown 8vo. 3s. 6d._

GREY. THE STORY OF CHRIS. By ROWLAND GREY. _Crown 8vo. 5s._

LYNN LINTON. THE TRUE HISTORY OF JOSHUA DAVIDSON, Christian and
Communist. By E. LYNN LINTON. _Eleventh Edition. Post 8vo. 1s._

HALF-CROWN NOVELS

_A Series of Novels by popular Authors_.

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1. THE PLAN OF CAMPAIGN. By F. MABEL ROBINSON.

2. DISENCHANTMENT. By F. MABEL ROBINSON.

3. MR. BUTLER'S WARD. By F. MABEL ROBINSON.

4. HOVENDEN, V.C. By F. MABEL ROBINSON.

5. ELI'S CHILDREN. By G. MANVILLE FENN.

6. A DOUBLE KNOT. By G. MANVILLE FENN.

7. DISARMED. By M. BETHAM EDWARDS.

8. A LOST ILLUSION. By LESLIE KEITH.

9. A MARRIAGE AT SEA. By W. CLARK RUSSELL.

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