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The Century Co.'s New Books.
PUBLISHED IN MAY, 1896.
By CHARLES C. ABBOTT. Author of "A Naturalist's Rambles About
Home," "A Colonial Wooing,” etc. 16mo, 231 pages, cloth binding, price $1.50. A series of most delightful essays or talks on nature. The title essay tells us of what goes on at night, of the sound with which the country air is so full, and of the birds and beasts that make the night their time of activity. Other essays tell of other aspects of nature - "Out of the Beaten Path," " A Yule-tide Ramble," etc. One of the chapters is a spirited defense of Thoreau against some of his more famous critics. Dr. Abbott is a thorough naturalist whose ears are trained to catch every sound, and with eyes to see every sight, and he tells his story with a simplicity and charm of style that is most delightful.
By Henry B. FULLER. Author of "With the Procession," "The Che-
In this book Mr. Fuller enters a field which has not been occupied by any American writer. “The Puppet-Booth" contains twelve highly imaginative plays, each confined to a single act. They are powerful and striking, filled with humor and with much of the weirdness of Maeterlinck, and they are so interesting that the person who begins the book will not leave it until he has read the twelve plays. One is obviously a parody on Ibsen, and another a sly hit at Weyman and Anthony Hope. Those who liked Mr. Fuller's earlier work will enjoy especially this new volume.
By the Author of "When all the Woods are Green," "Characteristics," * In War Time," "A Madeira Party," etc. 12mo, 353 pages, cloth binding, price $1.75.
This is a complete collection of Dr. Mitchell's poems. It includes the dramatic poems " Philip Vernon," Francis Drake," “ The Cup of Youth," etc., as well as the miscellaneous and occasional verse. These poems were previously scattered through several volumes, published by different houses, and their appearance now in one volume will be welcomed by all admirers of the literary work of the famous Philadelphia physician.
By MOLLY Elliot SEAWELL. Author of "Maid Marian, and Other Stories," "The Berkeleys and their Neighbors," etc. 12mo, 281 pages, with frontispiece ; cloth binding, price $1.25.
A love story, the scene of which is laid partly in Virginia and partly in Newport and New York. The heroine, only daughter in an old aristocratic Virginia family impoverished by the war, comes North, where she meets wealthy New Yorkers and their English friends. The conflict of ideas and prejudices inevitable when English people of the upper class are brought into contact with recently enriched New Yorkers and recently in poverished Southerners forms an interesting study. The story is bright, overflowing with humor, and is written in the easy flowing style that comes of long practice. By Gifford PINCHOT and HENRY S. GRAVES. 16mo, 102 pages, with frontispiece; cloth binding, price $1.00.
An invaluable contribution to the natural history of the most important lumbering tree in North America. The motive that prompted its preparation was a desire to assist in making clear the real nature of forestry and to hasten the general introduction of right methods of forest 'management. Mr. Pinchot's work as a consulting forester is best known in connection with the management of Mr. Vanderbilt's Biltmore Forest in North Carolina. The general reader will find this description of the growth and size of the pine very interesting, and the expert will be attracted by the many tables showing the percentage of merchantable timber in comparison with the diameter of the tree, the yield for a given area, the height of a forest pine at a given age, etc.
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CONTENTS FOR JULY, 1896.
Hans von Bülow
F. Marion Crawford
323 With pictures by A. Castaigne. Becalmed ..
L. Frank Tooker.....
339 Old Lady Lazenberry
Richard Malcolm Johnston .. 340 Night in the Redwoods
344 An Open-Eyed Conspiracy. An Idyl of Saratoga: I.
William Dean Howells..
345 With pictures by Irving R. Wiles. Glimpses of Venezuela and Guiana
W. Nephew King . With pictures by Malcolm Fraser, Harry Fenn, Gabert Gaul, Thomas Moran,
after photographs. Map by G. W. Colton. Rosemary
Thomas Bailey Aldrich
374 Life of Napoleon Bonaparte. The Western Emperor on the Defen
sive: The Evacuation of Moscow- The Retreat from Russia-The Horrors of the Beresina—The Prodigal's Return-The Revolt of the Nations—The First Campaign in Saxony-The Nations in Grand Array —'The Last Imperial Victory
William M. Sloane
375 With portraits and pictures by Girodet Trioson, Yvon, Orange, Raffet, Myrbach,
Rosen, Meissonier, Laurens, Eric Pape, Gros. Mine Enemy
407 An Arctic Studio (770 44 N. Lat.)
Frank Wilbert Stokes
Harriet Prescott Spofford.... 414 A Family Record of Ney's Execution. From an unpublished MS. by the author of the "Memoirs of Marie Antoinette."
417 With Introduction by..
George Clinton Genet.
Mrs. Humphry Ward
423 Impressions of South Africa. III.
James Bryce, M. P.
442 “I Journeyed South to Meet the Spring
453 A Comedy of War
Frank Pope Humphrey. 454 Recollections and Anecdotes of Bülow.
461 The Valley of Childish Things, and Other Emblems.
DEPARTMENTS: Topics of the Time..
470 The Folly of Bimetallism-President Cleveland's Emancipation Proclamation-Fears for Democracy
-The Attempt to Revive Intellectual Piracy. Open Letters
474 American Musical Authorities against the Treloar Copyright Bul (John K. Paine, Horatio W. Parker, E. A. McDowell) - The Failure of the Hampton Conference. With unpublished letters from
Jefferson Davis and R. M. T. Hunter (Fitzhugh Lee). In Lighter Vein.
A Coquette Conquered. With picture by Peter Newell (Paul Laurence Dunbar) - Qutlines (Berry Benson)- Aphorisms (Junius Heriri Browne) -When Flossie Dusts her Room (Charles de Kay) - A Trife Pessimistic (Lois Neal)- Mother Goose (Ednah Proctor Clarke).
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THE CENTURY CO., Union Square, New York, N. Y. WILLIAM W. ELLSWORTH, Secy.
THE SUMMER NUMBERS OF
will be printed in this issue, a graphic description of the THE CENTURY
Vatican, with Castaigne's illustrations. It is expected
that Castaigne's striking pictures of the recently celewill contain a great variety of entertaining and delight. brated Olympic games will appear in an early number. ful reading enriched with exquisite illustrations. The CENTURY has never received such high praise from
ACROSS AFRICA, critics everywhere as has been brought out by the issue
BY E. J. GLAVE. of recent numbers. It is universally acknowledged to
The first one of the articles made up from the jourbe “the leading magazine of the country;” – “The CENTURY continues to be, as it always has been, the
nals of the late E. J. Glave, who crossed Africa in the foremost illustrated magazine of America,”—“There
interests of The CENTURY and died on the West coast,
will appear in the August number. It will be entitled is not a dull page within its covers,” — “ The best and the newest in the literary world is gathered together
“Glave in Nyassaland - British Raids on the Slave-
The illustration below is reduced from a larger picture in the July number of St. Nicholas. The thirteen original States of the Union are printed on the stripes in the order of their ratification of the Constitution. “An illus. tration which accompanies this in the July St. Nicholas gives the date on which each star (representing a new
State) was added to the flag. THE EXPLORER, L. J. GLAVE, AND A NATIVE CHIEF.
SOME NEW BOOKS. for the delectation of its readers,” — “THE CENTURY is the monarch of the magazines,” –“It is beyond the
The Century Co. has just issued “The Puppetpale of competition,”— these are samples of press no.
Booth,” a book of twelve highly imaginative plays by tices which have been printed the past few weeks.
Henry B. Fuller, author of “ 'The Chevalier of PensieriTHE CENTURY is especially strong in the timeliness
Vani,'' “ With the Procession," etc. It is a work which of its features. The article on “ The Crowning of a
will interest many people and excite a great deal of disCzar,” published in the May number, although describ
cussion. Another popular summer book is “ A Strange, ing a coronation ceremony which occurred some years ago, nevertheless gave the reader a better idea of the actual ceremonies which took place at the crowning of the present Czar in May, 1896, than any newspaper story of the actual event. The articles on the city of St. Louis and “Humor and Pathos of Presidential Conventions,” in June, were of especial interest at the time
PENNSYLVANIA of publication.
MASSACHUSETTS. which begins in this number will be completed in four
SOUTH CAROLINA issues. Another novelette will be published before the
HAMESHIRE volume closes, “ Prisoners of Conscience," a powerful
VIRGINIA religious story of the Hebrides, by Amelia E. Barr, with illustrations made on the spot by Louis Loeb. It will
NORTH CAROLINA be complete in the September and October CENTURY. THE MIDSUMMER HOLIDAY NUMBER,
August, will be, as usual, an especially attractive issue, containing a number of special attractions, among them an article on Li Hung Chang, who will soon visit America, contributed by John W. Foster, Diplomatic
WHAT THE STRIPES MEAN. From the July St. Nicholas. Agent of the Chinese Empire,whose work will be remem- Sad Comedy," by Molly Elliot Seawell, a story the bered in connection with the establishment of peace be- scene of which is said in Newport, New York, and Virtween China and Japan. The article is of great personal ginia. The same publishers have just issued “ Notes interest. The last of Marion Crawford's papers on Rome of the Night,” by the naturalist Dr. Charles C. Abbott.
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CONTENTS FOR AUGUST, 1896.
Eliza Ruhamah Scidmore.
George E. Woodberry...
J. William Fosdick...
W. M. Flinders Petrie..
Mrs. Humphry Ward.
Julie M. Lippmann... The Cruel Thousand Years. By the author of "The Cat and the Chester Bailey Fernald..
Cherub.' The Dreamer
Henry Jerome Stockard
Politics and Strategy-The End of the Grand Army-The Frankfort
William M. Sloane...
Bligny, François Flameng, Ogden. The Viceroy Li Hung Chang. By the late confidential adviser to the Emperor of China
John W. Foster.... With portrait and autograph of Li Hung Chang, and an autograph of the Emperor. “Nay, Ask no Vow!".
Catharine Young Glen. The Romance of a Brown-Paper Parcel..
T. W. Higginson . The Beauteous Body Dead..
John Vance Cheney...
F. Marion Crawford..
E. J. Glave..
William Dean Howells.
Marion Manville Pope
Kate Chopin .
DEPARTMENTS: Topics of the Time..
The Portrait of a Public Enemy- A Little Rift within the Lute – The Workingman's Support of
International Arbitration. Open Letters
Church Architecture in America (A. D. F. Hanilin) A Shock to General Sheridan (Leslie J.
Mrs. Thompson's Ten (Annie Sleger Winston) - His Attempt at Reconciliation (Picture by Howard
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The August number is a special Midsummer issue, full of the most delightful features that can possibly be imagined. It opens with a Russian story, " The Little Duchess and the Lion-Tamer.” The heroine is a crippled goddaughter of the Czar, who forms a friendship with a lion-tamer in the circus. Through her humble friend she learns of a nihilists' plot against the life of the Czar, who is to be attacked while dining with the Grand Duke, her father. By her quickness of wit and bravery she is