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"It is due to Messrs. Blackie to say that no firm of publishers turns out this class of literature with more finish. We refer not only to the novel tinting of the illustrations and the richness of the covers, but more particularly to the solidity of the binding, a matter of great importance in boys' books." The Academy.

BLACKIE & SON'S

BOOKS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE.

The New Season's Books.

BY G. A. HENTY. THE LION OF THE NORTH: A TALE OF GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS AND THE WARS OF RELIGION. THROUGH THE FRAY: A STORY OF THE LUDDITE RIOTS. FOR NAME AND FAME: OR, THROUGH AFGHAN PASSES. THE DRAGON AND THE RAVEN: OR, THE DAYS OF KING ALFRED.

BY G. MANVILLE FENN. BROWNSMITH'S BOY. PATIENCE WINS: OR, WAR IN THE WORKS.

A NEW EDITION OF GULLIVER'S TRAVELS WITH 100 ILLUSTRATIONS BY GORDON BROWNE.

BY PROFESSOR A. J. CHURCH. TWO THOUSAND YEARS AGO: OR, THE ADVENTURES OF A ROMAN BOY.

BY HARRY COLLINGWOOD. THE CONGO ROVERS: A TALE OF THE SLAVE SQUADRON.

BY HENRY FRITH. THE SEARCH FOR THE TALISMAN: A STORY OF LABRADOR.

BY MRS. R. H. READ. SILVER MILL: A TALE OF THE DON VALLEY.

BY EMMA LESLIE. GYTHA'S MESSAGE: A TALE OF SAXON ENGLAND.

BY MISS M. A. PAULL. MY MISTRESS THE QUEEN.

BY MRS. AUSTIN. MARIE'S HOME: OR, A GLIMPSE OF THE PAST.

BY J. C. HUTCHESON. THE PENANG PIRATE AND THE LOST PINNACE.

BY THOMAS ARCHER. LITTLE TOTTIE, AND TWO OTHER STORIES.

FAMOUS DISCOVERIES BY SEA AND LAND.

STIRRING EVENTS IN HISTORY.

New Eighteenpenny Books.

A TERRIBLE COWARD. By G. MANVILLE FENN.

YARNS ON THE BEACH. By G. A. HENTY.

THE PEDLAR AND HIS DOG. By MARY C. ROWSELL.

TOM FINCH'S MONKEY, and other Yarns. By J. C. HUTCHESON.

MISS GRANTLEY'S GIRLS, and the Stories She Told Them. By THOMAS ARCHER.

Also, New Books in the Shilling, Sixpenny, and Fourpenny Series

By JULIA GODDARD, ANNIE S. SWAN, DARLEY DALE, GREGSON GOW, EMMA LESLIE, and other favourite Authors.

BY PROFESSOR CHURCH.

TWO THOUSAND YEARS AGO:

Or, The Adventures of a Roman Boy. By Professor A. J. CHURCH, Author of "Stories from the Classics." With 12 full page Illustrations by ADRIEN MARIE, in black and tint. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, olivine edges, 6 s.

Prof. Church has in this story sought to revivify that most interesting period, the last days of the Roman Republic. Scarcely recovered from the effects of her long struggle for supremacy in Italy, and from the evils of the terrible strife of the nobles against the people, Rome was engaged in suppressing the revolt of Spartacus and the slaves and the insurrection of Sertorius, while at the same time she was waging war with Mithradates, king of Pontus. Meanwhile the pirates held almost undisputed possession of the Mediterranean Sea, till Pompey eventually put them down in B.C. 67. The hero of the story, Lucius Marius, is a young Roman who, through the influence of Cicero, obtains an official appointment in Sicily. He has a very chequered career, being now a captive in the hands of Spartacus, again an officer on board a vessel detailed for the suppression of the pirates, and anon a captive once more, on a pirate ship. He escapes to Tarsus, gets a position under Deiotarus, tetrarch of Galatia, is taken prisoner in the war with Mithradates, and detained by the latter in Pontus for a number of years. There is thus plenty of scope for the narration of stirring adventure and exciting episode.

While boys will follow with the deepest interest the career of Lucius, they will gain a clear insight into the history and life of the ancient Roman world.

THE UNIVERSE:

OR THE INFINITELY GREAT AND THE INFINITELY LITTLE. A Sketch of Contrasts in Creation, and Marvels revealed and explained by Natural Science. By F. A. POUCHET, M.D. Illustrated by 273 Engravings on wood. 8th Edition, medium 8vo, cloth elegant, gilt edges, 7 s... Continue reading book >>




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