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A REVIEW AND RECORD OF CURRENT LITERATURE
ENTERED AT THE POST-OFFICE, NEW YORK, TAS SECOND-CLASS MATTER
NEW YORK, OCTOBER, 1900
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young untried writer to collaborate bourne lived at Vailima he not only gave with an older author of established fame. his stepfather help in literary work and The average reader is apt to attribute the ardent support in the political struggles strong and interesting parts to the greater for the welfare of Samoa, but he took man, and what does not please him to the upon his own shoulders the entire burden youthful collaborator.
of managing the estate. During that time Mr. Lloyd Osbourne, whose name is on he learned the Samoan language, which the title-page of several of Robert Louis he speaks with unusual correctness for Stevenson's books, is now bringing out a a white man. He went about a great volume of his own collected stories, some deal among the natives, taking boating of which have already appeared in the trips around the island, walking over the magazines. They are almost all tales of mountain ridges and spending weeks at the South Seas, a remote part of the a time far from the haunts of civilizaworld, but familiar to Mr. Osbourne as tion. Scotland to Barrie or India to Kipling.
Mr. Osbourne has made excellent use of The young man was barely nineteen his most romantic life. It has been his when he went with his stepfather, Mr. good fortune to sail the blue waters of the Stevenson, on the yacht Casco, bound for Pacific, to wander in the valley of Typee the Marquesas and the South Seas. A on the Marquesas islands, to dance by year later the family left Honolulu on moonlight to the sound of singing voices at the schooner, Equator, bound for the Tahiti, to voyage through the dangerous Line Islands, where they spent seven archipelago; to visit unknown forgotten months visiting the various groups. Some islands; to go shark-hunting with the months later he left Sydney, Australia, young chiefs of Samoa, to make friends with the same party on the trading with kings and queens on lonely lovely schooner, Janet Nicholl, known in the atolls, to yarn with seafaring men and island trade as “the Jumping Jenny,” chum with beach-combers. All the time for a cruise among the Marshall and he looked with seeing eyes and heard with Kingsmill groups.
intelligence, so that the book of stories Copyright, 1900, by CHARLES SCRIBNER's Sons All rights reserved.
brims with romance, but through all bears the unmistakable stamp of truth.
Miss Mary Tracy Earle, well known as a writer of short stories and essays, was born in the middle sixties in Cobden, Ill., and lived on a farm in that section for many years.
In 1881 she entered the University of Illinois, where she graduated in 1885. After graduating Miss Earle spent a great deal of time in the South doing a little writing now and then, but it was not until she came to New York in 1898 that she really began seriously to devote herself to literature. Since then her work has been very much in evidence in the more important magazines. Messrs. Houghton, Mifflin & Co. are bringing out this fall a second book of her stories, entitled “Through Old-Rose Glasses.” Her first book, entitled “The Man Who
MARY TRACY EARLE Worked for Collister,” published by
[From a photograph by Miss Ben Yusuf.] Messrs. Copeland & Day several years ago, was unusually successful.
many of his own. To “ The Poems"
will be added a few which have been The new omitted in previous editions. The ediChester Edi- tion will also contain a series of iltion of Charles lustrations by Lee Woodward Zeigler, Kingsley's several pictures of Eversley Rectory, and “Novels and portraits of Kingsley which have never Poems," to be before been reproduced. issued by J. F. The Kingsley Coat of Arms, which is Taylor & Com- here reproduced, and which will be used pany, will be
as a cover decoration, was originally traced supplemented in vellum for the novelist's grandfather by the Letters by the College of Heralds. The shield in and Memor- the centre is that of the Haddington ies.” This edi- family. Charles Kingsley could have tion will con- been Earl of Haddington had he desired, tain a general but assuming the title would have inintroduction volved a costly chancery suit; the family,
to the series who have ever been democratic in their and a shorter introduction to each story, ideas, decided to remain Kingsleys. The by Maurice Kingsley, the novelist's eld- hunting horn is only used by the head of est son, who will also revise the notes the family, the others all using a fifth in the "Letters and Memories," and add ermine in its place.
[From photograph by Ray, Asheville, N. C.]
[From a photograph by Notman, Boston.] Among the important volumes of short stories announced for publication during Mr. Charles Warren, the author of the early fall, Mr. Harben's book of “ The Girl and the Governor" and other “Northern Georgia Sketches," several of stories, was born in Boston in 1868, and which have appeared in the Century and graduated from Harvard College in '89. other leading magazines, promises to be He later attended the Harvard Law popular. His novel of New York literary School, was admitted to the Suffolk Bar life, entitled “ The Woman Who Trusted,” in 1892, and served as private secretary to which has been appearing serially in the the Governor during the third term of Saturday Evening Post, is also announced William E. Russell. Mr. Warren is now for publication in book form. Mr. Har
a practising lawyer in Boston, and lives at ben was born at Dalton, Ga., in 1858, and Dedham, Mass., which is also the home of after leaving college for some time de- F. J. Stimson, the novelist. He has writvoted himself to mercantile pursuits in the ten many political and legal papers, and South. His first book, “ White Marie," the also light verse, but this is his first book. story of a white slave, attracted considerable attention about ten years ago. He has Solon Hyde, the author of " A Captive written many short stories and several nov- of War," comes of a line that has proels, and was at one time on the editorial duced considerable literature. On his fathstaff of The Youth's Companion. His next er's side he comes from the old Connecwork will be a long story dealing with a ticut Hyde family from which Charles A. peculiar phase of life in the far South. Dana was a descendant, and on his moth
er's side, he descends from the Rogers family, of which E. P. Roe is perhaps the
ner's Sons, his first novel, entitled “Unmost widely known representative. “My
til the Day Breaks." Mr. Wilson, who is grandfather," writes Mr. Hyde, traces his
a Kentuckian, promises to take his place ancestry back through a hardy set of sea
among the first of the writers of the faring celebrities, until he lost himself, as
middle West. I always thought, among the Freebooters who used to infest the southern seas."
New volumes in the series of “ National Mr. Hyde, however, was born “to fortune
Studies in American Letters " issued unand to fame unknown” in Ohio, about
der the general editorship of Professor sixty years ago. When the Civil War Woodberry of Columbia University by the broke out, Mr. Hyde was studying medi
Macmillan Company, include an account cine under his father's direction. He
of “The Clergy in American Life and entered service in September, '61, as a
Letters,” written by the Rev. Daniel Duprivate, was soon made a corporal, and
laney Addison ; and a study of “The
Hoosier Writers,” by Meredith Nicholthen hospital steward, undergoing the vicissitudes of a soldier's life until he was
son, a young western writer of occasional captured. First and last he was in nearly
verse that is distinctly good. every large military prison of the Con
The World's Work is to be the title of federacy, and through all his experiences he kept a diary. It is from this diary
the new monthly magazine of which that the present book has been written,
Messrs. Doubleday, Page & Co. will issue “A Captive of War" ought to be an in
the first number in November. teresting historical document as well as a
derstand it is not to be a magazine of faithful record of life under unusually general literature—it will have no fiction
at all—but will try to present some record trying times.
of contemporary work in all departments
of industry and branches of knowledge. Robert Burns Wilson, already well It will not be eclectic, as is, to some extent, known as a poet and painter, has just the Review of Reviews, for all its articles published, through Messrs. Charles Scrib- will be written for it. It is to be illus