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21 A Group of New French Novels


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There André and Béatrice mentin's "Do KE Pierre Loti, M. Claude knew and loved each other as child has really be

Farrere is an ex-officer of the dren; and there they meet again mated, but al navy; but he resigned on his many years later, when they can ex-tres Persar own accord, while Loti con- change only memories and regrets. Taine's “H. tinued his career to the end, Each of them has been unhappy. ture," Saint retired finally with the rank But they had to experience life. and Flauber ptain. It is even said that he “L'engagement" (The Error) is a Anthony."

wished to become an rạther painful episode of the war Daudet is mi. ral. M. Claude Farrère, whose period, an inner drama that M. Ed-are real maste pame is Bargone, was only a mond Jaloux makes passable with eral and ratio enant when he re-entered civil- his finely shaded and delicate psy- pleased. A R e. chology.

M. Léon Dau: - cant novels were inspired by

of his party. fe on the sea with the French HAVE told you of the paradoxical Scheduled fu Meet, and by his stays in the theories that M. l'Abbé Brémond a new novel and Far East. They are, per- of the French Academy holds on voix, Goncour

his best: "Opium Smoke," pure poetry. I will have the oppor- year, “La bort lized Men," "The Man Who tunity of returning to this matter, ing Box); a

(which is set in Constanti- for the Cahier Vert collection is an- Voisins, lai whut whose hero is not the Red nouncing a forthcoming volume on Academy,

Abdul-Hamid M. Claude the subject by M. l'Abbé Brémond. a volume by A re, like his master Loti, being Let me remark today that his thesis the interallied at admirer of the Old Turks) has been attacked by Mme. la Com- justice" (Th9 The Battle," which, of course, tesse de Noailles in an interview laval battle, between the Japaand the Russians. Claude Farrère was one of the winners of the Prix Goncourt, re of years ago. His novels, ul and pulsing with life, are ndously successful. I will not im a popular novelist, for in e this term has taken on atory meaning, and is used for hors of long stories devoid of or literary worth, like Ponson rrail, Gaboriau, or Xavier de pin. hut I will say that M. • Farrère is a novelist who has reat popularity.



S new novel, just published, is called "Le Dernier Dieu'' (The Last God). A novel of for once.

This exreforth will live in





a history.

by the rev. george croly, ll.d.


From the ATHENÆUM. A magnificent fiction. One of the most splendid productions among works of fiction that the age has brought forth.

From the LITERARY GAZETTE. This extraordinary story, the production of a man of great genius, cannot be classed with any of the works of imagination which have been put forth in these times, so fertile in romance. It is perfectly original in the general conception, as well as in its splendid and powerful eloquence.

From the GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE. We have risen from the perusal of the volumes before us, just as we have felt after gazing on splendid pictures—listening to thrilling music, or after losing ourselves, and all the sober realities of life, in the absorbing interest of Shakspeare's finest tragedy. Every page is instinct with the energy of passion, or with some glowing picture of romantic grandeur—the tender, the affecting, and the pathetic—the ardent, the heroic, the devoted all that can excite the highest and most dramatic of our feelings.

There is, we will venture to predict in Salathiel, the germ of perpetuity; it is not destined, like other works of imagination, to be read and forgotten.

From the NEW TIMES. Salathiel is destined to take a high rank in that class of literature to which it belongs. The reader finds in every page, from the first to the last, the power of a master, and the potency of the spell by which his faculties are held in subjection.

From the WEEKLY REVIEW. This is a work of very peculiar character. It is, in fact, the autobiography of the Wandering Jew; and contains a history of the troubles, insurrections, persecutions, &c., which supervened in Judea, immediately after the death of Christ. Mr. Croly has well succeeded in depicting the Jewish character and warfare ; and has entered with considerable felicity into what it is probable would be the feelings of such a being as the impious and miserable wanderer whose history he writes.

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