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EVENING LEDGER-PHILADELPHIA', FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10. 1915:
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l,trld Theme Hanuiea vvitn
Krairable Art in "The .
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OTHER NEV BOOKS
IL. B,r,utcnco ofv ttid New England
?!enc thHORh the Bcnerntlona la the
STnoroUiy Cnfl-Wo remarkable
. "the nt Twin" (Henry Holt A
J roth). Tho "rock-bound cowt"
,V Puritan fnthcrs, as Mr.. Hemana
" w... thtlr landing place, la no more
S, granllla tl.an the Inheritance of
SI -which the heroine, Bylvla. haa
&cd from her New nngland mother
it? s Inflexibly but more subtly from
father ot similar atock.
,. outcropplnB of tho underlying vein
.Mift the KjrP. Perh;nc. In ho
SI"?? r ,.l,. Canua of another period
f w life Is constant and effective hi
hl'T.i. ij..i. unvlffMlne throuirh
Sallon lo Indulge In the soft luxuries
ifllf. and to subatltuto a futile culture
.,. nmltv la transplanted. to a Middle
Jlttown. where her father. a the undel;
Ki reticent mother the practical head of
"ir. ... .... Vinr rnmmona. ao far
ry Boee; is l;er rearing and here
i odd assortment of family friends she
Sbsdrbs tho convlctlons-nr.il couraite
whlch dominate her life and mnke her
ittiln real happiness at Inst, uncontnml
utid by ease, dearly bought nt tho sacrl
!? .. .t...nntr unci tlie Jareon of tho
Mlhttle and other cncrvatlnu Influences
Itta iubverslve In 'a trco Inclined less to
. i. ,.., nn,i intn. hntnufte the twle
lid not been bent In the proper direc
..The author Is to be congratulated on
:.i. ....n.rf tn1Mp. rmotlonallv full
totel, with its penotrntlng paychologlx-
ir of the Idle ricn and tne unprouueuvo
tithttle, with Its keen analysis of the
modern American spirit of discontent In a
lumber of manifestations, with Its
threwdly observed pictures of college life
la a small town on State bounty, with Its
i..M tn!iht Intn nnrtnl. economic, nolltl-
tit and artistic conditions In the America
Of today. In stle It la of genuine dis
tinction; In form It Is shapely. Sharp,
-i,t .nlifrnnn tim mfmnrfiMp nn rnnnv A
m.fc .'h '" m. ...-... ... .-,
(tft; descriptions are plctorlally repro
Justlvo of tho scenes; nnalsla of motives
md deeds are convincing and Illusive! ac
tion Is unfailing In tempo and rhythm.
fige after page can bo read nloud for the
iteer beauty of cadenco and felicity of
; Headers of long memories who can re
tail Jules Verne's "Captain Hattoras"
liw'w tho fascination 01 Arctic romance.
If there are any readers left who have
jjit for tlio crisp adventuro and the ca
lentlal hardihood of polar adventures In
this geneatlon of tho box and problem
MM), let them hark to the call of Edwin
Eilmer, who has written a capital novel
of exploration In the frozen North, called
,MA Wild Oooso Chnso" (Dutllcld & Co.,
Vtw Tork). The movement of this story
Is brisk, the polnrography seems accurate
and the plot is modern. In addition to the
idre.iturous clement there Is an Interest
Inj love story something that the un
esUmentnl Verne left out of his Action.
Although he has entitled his latest work
Tiforlrt without Women" (Hearst's In-
urnit.enal Library Company), Donn
'Byte .has not fulfilled what his book
promises. In some of the stories women
we assigned roles as Important as thoso
of the mac characters. This however,
'dota not detract from tho Interest In tho
toek. It Is a book of short but complete
.novelettes In which the nuthor discourses
on jrangater fracases, prize lights, war
horrors and life under various other con
ditions, all of Interest to lovers of llctlon.
"Ills Harvest" (John Lane Company,
N'ew Tork). by Pearl Doles ZIcll. author
'If "Gloria firev" mil "T.nv. T!rnt " I
' atorj of an adorably unsophisticated
jowiy girl, who through a twist of Fnto
lecomes the protego of a wealthy New
Tork bachelor. Through him she comes
to believe that "paying her debt" to her
benefactor must ho li rhlnf luialnrxii of
,lserllfe. Then comes love. It sweeps he
me nr an ambitions. It la a story of
IlTlnr Character! nnrt If ! nnlnml nnfl
if intensely vltnl Interest. The character
?or tbe heroine Is irresistible. There are
iWWiy laughs In the pages of the book and
s occasional one with Just a tear behind
Sm2?,'a Frtuncs of darin" (Houghton
Inin Company.. Hoston), by Mary
j'ohnaton, Is an absorbing romance of
f i and adventure, set In richly colored
""rrou'id of Southern France at the
JWtod of the Crusades, the time of the
l.v r?dours a'"1 tlle fullest flowering of
3 toe Idea a of rhivnirv
" Prln Is a bold and handsome' knight
J ritumed from victories in the Holy
k '. and of ""rse ho Is the hero of
v. , ! F' Tno Princess Is oppressed by
k, Tllianous character. The slego gives
1 ...Tv , Bn:a'- uuie scene, wnion Is de-
Ifr'oe1 sraplilchlly by Miss Johnston. The
."r win rejoice in the happy and ro-
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"SOMEWHERE IN FRANCE." By Richard Harding Davis. . 1.00
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Mr. Bigetaw passed some years of his boyhood in
Prussia, and in later years made various sojourns in Ger
many. At the time of his school days, his father, the late
John Bigelow, was Minister to France. Through the father's
friend among Berlin Court officials, young Bigelow had
the opportunity of associating as playfellow with theprcs
ent Emperor. Mr. Bigelow's narrative is dramatic, spirited,
humorous, and shows a full knowledge, with an unusual
freedom from prejudice unstinting in his praise, uncom
promising in his condemnation.
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Then I go to tho theatre In tho evening
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