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Pole Baker. By Will N. Harben.

The hero of Mr. Harben's latest story, which is also about Georgia and its people, previously made his appearance in "Abner Daniel." The humorous philosopher is a great meddler, but his interference always works good to the persons concerned. It is through Pole Baker's intervention that the romance between a village merchant and a charming young girl reaches a happy climax. Caroline of Courtlandt Street. By Weymer Jay Mills.

BeA romance of old New York. cause her mother is an actress, Caroline is not recognised by her father's aristocratic family. She conceives a plan by which her relatives, who live in London, extricate her from poverty and assist her in satisfying her ambition to go on the stage. The volume is decorated and contains six full-page illustrations in colour. It presents a very pleasing

appearance.

A History of Our Own Times. Volumes IV. and V. By Justin McCarthy.

These two volumes conclude Mr. McCarthy's "History of Our Own Times." The object of these volumes is, first, to give an account of all important public events occurring in or to the British Empire during the years between Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee and the Accession of King Edward VII.; and second, to include a retrospect of the changes of importance which the reign of Queen Victoria saw in the public life, the literature, art and science of that period. With Flashlight and Rifle. By C. G. Schillings.

Dr. Schillings, with one hundred assistants, recently spent a year and a half in tropical Africa in the study of the life of wild animals. This volume is the result. One of the chief features of the book is the reproduction of a large number of photographs which, by various contrivances and flashlights, the author was able to take at long range at night, when the animals were in their natural surroundings. The habits and life of these wild creatures are also described. Dr. Henry Zick has made the translation from the German.

The Travelling Thirds. By Gertrude Ather

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Reviewed elsewhere in this magazine. Wee Winkles and Wideawake. By Gabrielle E. Jackson.

"A story for little folks who are just beginning to read for themselves." A little girl and her brother are the tiny char

acters, whose various experiences are based on incidents that occur in the daily life of the average child. The illustrations are by Mary Theresa Hart.

The Line of Love. By James Branch Cabell.

The theme of the seven stories of the Middle Ages included in this volume is love and romance, and their setting is in France and England. The titles include The Episode Called Adhelmar at Puysange, The Episode Called LoveLetters of Falstaff, The Episode Called "Sweet Adelais," The Episode Called in Necessity's Mortar, etc. The volume is well illustrated in colour and is decorated with marginal designs.

Mrs. Raffles. By John Kendrick Bangs.

The adventures of the well-known fictitious character of "Raffles" are here parodied. The volume contains twelve "adventures" of Mrs. Raffles, the widow of the cracksman. The heroine establishes herself in Newport, moves in high society, and with the assistance of Bunny, the butler, accumulates a fortune from her victims.

Editorial Wild Oats. By Mark Twain.

Six sketches of Mark Twain's youthful experiences in journalistic work, told in the humorous style of the author, are contained in this book. The illustrations add to the interest of the stories.

American Diplomacy: Its Spirit and Achievements. By John Bassett Moore.

The object of this work is "to give, not a chronological narrative of international transactions, but rather an exposition of the principles by which they were guided in order that the distinctive purposes of American diplomacy may be understood and its meaning and influence appreciated."

The Reconstruction of Religious Belief. By W. H. Mallock.

In this volume the author shows that "the more science points to a monistic conclusion, the more it thrusts us into some region outside itself in which an intellectual solution of the contradiction between scientific and religious principles must be found."

Henry Holt and Company

The Wizards of Ryetown. By A. Constance Smedley and L. A. Talbot.

An old-fashioned fairy story. The characters include Lavender, the little Princess, a malicious witch, and a splendid Prince. The scenes of the tale are laid in the fairy cities of Ryetown and Barleyborough. The volume contains fifty illustrations by Angusine Macgregor.

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This book "is intended for use with college classes in introductory courses in literature; and the chief purpose of it is to cultivate in the undergraduate a liking for good English prose, and to give him some knowledge of English thought as it has found expression in English essays of the last three hundred years, by putting into his hands a not too bulky collection of interesting texts by some of the greater essayists from Bacon to Stevenson.

The Professor's Legacy. By Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick.

When the beautiful, young German girl marries her stern English husband, she does so out of pique, but she learns to love him. These two, with the Englishman's sister, who has a passion for music and animals, and her German lover, are the people about whom Mrs. Sidgwick has woven her story. Extinct Animals. By E. Ray Lankester.

This volume is a corrected shorthand report of a course of lectures adapted to a juvenile audience given by Mr. Lankester at the Royal Institution, London. Its purpose is to excite in young people an interest in the study of extinct animals. The work contains over two hundred illustrations.

The Devil is an Ass. By Ben Johnson.

The twenty-ninth volume to be issued in the series of "Yale Studies in English," bound in paper. Dr. William Savage Johnson has edited the work, written the introduction and furnished it with notes and a glossary.

John Lane Company:

Euphranor. By Edward Fitzgerald.

This dialogue on Youth is the fifteenth volume in the "New Pocket Library" series. It is reprinted in the edition of 1851. Mr. Frederic Chapman has written an appreciative preface.

The Poems of William Watson. Two vol

umes.

This two-volume edition of Mr. Watson's works includes a larger number of poems than the volume recently published. The first volume contains Elegiac Poems, Odes and Lyrics, Miscel

laneous Poems, and Narrative Poems; in the second volume are Miscellaneous Sonnets on Public Affairs, Epigrams and Early Poems.

The Singing of the Future. By David Ffrangcon-Davies.

"This book is meant not only for singers, but for all who are interested and concerned in the subject of speech or song-preachers, readers, pleaders, lecturers, reciters (with or without music) and actors-all of whom do their best work when they employ their best selves upon the best products of the best poets, dramatists and musicians. Our book deals also with the subject of daily speech, which is, in truth, the foundation of all artistic and, in the good sense, utilitarian utterance.' Longmans, Green and Company:

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The Golliwogg's Fox-Hunt. By Florence K. Upton. Verses by Bertha Upton.

Juvenile. The story of this fox hunt is told in verse. The thirty full-page colour illustrations and smaller ones in tint are humorous and add much to the interest of the story. Starvecrow Farm. By Stanley J. Weyman.

A story of the Lake District in England, in 1819-a time when the working classes, impoverished by the long struggle against Napoleon, were discontented and rebellious. The heroine, who knows the whereabouts of her former lover, is compelled to endure many hardships and adventures with the chaplain of her suitor as her only protector. The romance contains an elopement, which is attended by unusual results: the girl marries the man from whom she is fleeing, not her companion; there is, also, imprisonment for the hero, the abduction of a child, and threatened murder for the heroine.

McClure, Phillips and Company:

A Modern Symposium. By G. Lowes Dickinson.

Reserved for future notice. The Work of Our Hands. By H. A. Mitchell Keays.

The morals of business life and the responsibility of riches are portrayed in this novel. It is the story of a young woman, brought up in religious surroundings, who endeavours to make her husband, who is a millionaire, realise that wealth should be a means of aid to the poor-not a source of injury. Told by Uncle Remus. By Joel Chandler Harris.

These new stories of the old plantation are told by Uncle Remus to the "little boy's little boy." "Brer Rabbit" and "Brer Fox" continue to take a

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prominent part in the tales. istic illustrations enhance the interest of the book.

The Torch. By George Edward Woodberry.

Eight lectures on race power in literature delivered before the Lowell Institute of Boston in 1903. The titles of the lectures are: Man and the Race, The Language of All the World, The Titan Myth (in two parts), Spenser, Milton, Wordsworth and Shelley.

The Mysterious Stranger and Other Cartoons. By John T. McCutcheon.

The historical importance of the period surrounded by these cartoons is responsible for their reproduction in book form. This selection of about one hundred and fifty drawings give a humorous, satirical record of the history of the United States for the last three or four years. Among the subjects of the cartoons are President Roosevelt, the Presidential campaign, the RussoJapanese War, St. Louis Fair, holidays, episodes of boy and girl life, etc.

The Macmillan Company:

Yolanda. By Charles Major.

This is the story of a Prince and a maid of Burgundy. Mr. Major tells in his own way how Maximilian, Count of Hapsburg, is taken to the court of Burgundy by his tutor, a nobleman of the house of Pitti. Here he is to win in marriage the Princess Mary, with whom he has already exchanged some sentimental tokens. The poverty of the Hapsburgs and wealth of the Burgundians make this a very difficult affair, and the young count is obliged to overthrow many obstacles before he wins out in the end.

Whitewashing Julia. By Henry Arthur Jones.

An original comedy in three acts and an epilogue by the author of "Mrs. Dane's Defence."

The City. By Arthur Upson.

The title poem in this collection is a drama in four acts. The remainder of the volume is occupied with "Octaves in an Oxford Garden" and sonnets on various themes.

An Island in the Air. By Ernest Ingersoll. While this story is designed to interest young people, it is also intended to instruct them. It relates the experiences of a party on their way to California a half century ago. The young people are separated from their elders, become marooned on a desert island, and are obliged to fight Indians and wild beasts, but they come out successful.

Sir Thomas Browne. By Edmund Gosse.

Issued in the "English Men of Letters" series. A good idea of the way in which this biography is handled may be had by glancing at the table of contents: Early Years: 1605-1641, "Religio Medici," The "Vulgar Errors," "UrnBurial" and "The Garden of Cyrus"1658, Last Years: 1659-1682, Posthumous Writings-Personal Characteristics, Language and Influence.

Tales of the Fish Patrol. By Jack London.

The experiences of the author when he was sixteen during a year of service with the Fish Commission are here narrated. The titles of the tales are: White and Yellow, The King of the Greeks, A Raid on the Oyster Pirates, The Siege of the "Lancashire Queen," Charley's Coup, Demetrios Contos, and Yellow Handkerchief. Georg Varian has made the seven illustrations which are reproduced in half-tone. Government Regulation of Railway Rates. By Hugo R. Meyer.

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Stork's Nest. By J. Breckenridge Ellis.

The "Storks" are two villains who coin counterfeit money in a weird house, to which a mystery is attached. Northern Missouri is the setting for the story. The heroine is a plucky child whose desire it is to become "a Person."

The Story Bible. By Margaret Sangster.

In this volume the author's aim has been "so to tell again the tales from Holy Writ familiar through the centuries, that our children of to-day may read and love them." Each story has been separated from surrounding passages in order that it may stand out by itself. The stories are arranged in Biblical sequence and are told so simply as to be readily understood by all. The volume contains twelve full-page coloured illustrations.

The Ugly Duckling. By Hans Christian Andersen.

A centenary edition of a famous story. There are a number of full-page illustrations in black and white and in colour by M. H. Squire.

The Orange Judd Company:

The Promise of Life. By Herbert Myrick.

The purpose of life and the attainment of high ideals in connection with it would seem to be the general theme of this volume. Some of the thoughts emphasised are: activity, truth, enjoyment, love, responsibility, etc.

G. P. Putnam's Sons:

The Life of Charles Lamb. Volume I. By E. V. Lucas.

The biographer has endeavoured to include in this work a large amount of new material which has been brought to light after the previous biographies of Charles and Mary Lamb were written. He has also aimed to keep the story of these two lives confined to their own words. The first volume extends to the year 1817, when Charles Lamb was thirty-eight years of age. The work is well illustrated, there being over thirty illustrations in this volume. Portraits of the Eighteenth Century. By C. A. Sainte-Beuve.

These historic and literary portraits include sketches of Duchesse du Maine, Madame de Staël-Delaunay, Le Sage, Montesquieu, Adrienne le Couvreur, Voltaire, Marquise du Deffand, Earl of Chesterfield, Benjamin Franklin, Madame Geoffrin, The Abbé Barthélemy and Louis XV. Katharine P. Wormeley has made the translation. There are over a dozen illustrations.

The Life of Goethe. Volume I. By Albert Bielschowsky.

This is the first volume in a series of three on the life of Goethe, to which work Albert Bielschowsky is said to have devoted practically all of his life. The period covered by this book is from 1749-1788-from Goethe's birth to his return from Italy. The work, which is well illustrated, has been translated by William A. Cooper.

What to Have for Breakfast. By Olive Green.

The first volume in the "Homemaker" series. It contains breakfast menus for every day in the year, as well as recipes for many of the articles mentioned in the menus. The book is bound in gingham.

The Companionship of Books and Other Papers. By Frederic Rowland Marvin.

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This collection of essays covers wide range of subjects, some of which are Modern Builders of Air-Castles, The Catholicity of Culture, Forgotten American Poets, Heroes of Humble Life, Art and Life, Dust to Dust, Success, The Resources of Nature, etc.

Our Best Society.

Reviewed elsewhere in this magazine.

Fleming H. Revell Company:

A World Without a Child. By Coulson Kernahan.

In this "story for women and men” there is said to be a picture of life in Anglo-Saxon cities where the race-suicide theory is carried to its logical out

come.

Modern India. By William Eleroy Curtis.

The series of letters which Mr. Curtis wrote for a newspaper while in India, in 1903-04, are here given to the public in one volume. The author is said to have given information upon almost every subject concerning this country which is desired by the student or prospective visitor. He includes sketches of the system of government, gives the figures of the population from the standpoints of provinces, religion and race; records the number of miles of railway in operation and under construction; sketches the history of Buddhism, the caste system among the Hindus, the Mogul Empire, and the mutiny; describes Bombay, railway service in India, the conduct and policy of Lord Curzon; and gives statistics, data, and a great deal of other information

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