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Selections of entire Essays, Sketches, and Stories from the works of
HAWTHORNE, IRVING, LONGFELLOW, WHITTIER, HOLMES, LOWELL, THOREAU, and EMERSON. With Introductions and Notes. 16mo, 424 pages, $1.00.
The Selections comprised in this book are as follows:-
Wooden Image; Howe's Masquerade.
Any person familiar with these essays and stories will recognize their great and varied interest, as well as their unquestionable literary excellence and charm. The Notes explain allusions which, without explanation, would be unmeaning or obscure to youthful readers; and the Intro ductions give much interesting information concerning the authors and their writings.
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