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The Gold of Chickaree   By: (1824-1915)

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Susan Warner, 1819 1885 & Anna Warner 1824 1915, The Gold of Chickaree (1876), Putnam's edition 1876

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The Gold of Chickaree seen by The Atlantic monthly , Volume 39, Issue 233, March 1877, pp. 370 371

"It is said to criticise The Gold of Chickaree , or stories like it, without making use of such violent methods as excite the scorn of those who criticise the critics. They say mere denunciation is of no service and should never be employed; as if there were not too many books already without truth or beauty, which cry aloud for some one to point out in print, as every one does in conversation, their utter worthlessness. The Gold of Chickaree is a continuation of Wych Hazel , and the two stories are as much alike as two halves of a slate pencil. Wych Hazel herself is rich and insufferably pert; her lover, Rollo, Dane, Duke, or Olaf, as he is called indifferently, is rich and in his ways 'masterful.' The earlier novel ends with the engagement of these two, and here is described their sudden marriage, which they forebore announcing even to their guests at dinner, who were unexpectedly delighted by witnessing this wedding later in the evening. This is a capital notion for entertaining company, and far superior to music, singing, or charades. The other incidents of the novel are of the flimsiest sort; round dancing and the theatre come in for intolerant abuse. All the poor people get Christmas presents, and one son of Belial, who is anxious to run away with his neighbors wife, is bought off for thirty thousand dollars, a mere bagatelle in this moral Monte Christo. For the same sum of money it might have been possible to close a theatre for a winter or to bribe penniless young men to give up dancing a dozen Germans. Besides their lavish extravagance, the most noteworthy thing about the people is their morbid self consciousness; they are never at their ease; they are forever trying to impress one another with their own brilliant wit. It is a poor story."

THE

GOLD OF CHICKAREE

BY THE SAME AUTHORS.

WYCH HAZEL.

BY

SUSAN AND ANNA WARNER.

12mo, cloth. Price, $2.00.

"We have not the faintest hesitation in placing this work above anything the authors have given us, and, furthermore, in placing it among the very strongest novels in character development which have been written within the past two years. We can promise every lover of fine fiction a wholesome feast in the book." — Boston Traveller .

"One of the best written and mots entertaining books recently sent out by any of the favorites of the novel reading public." — Albany Journal .

"The Misses Warner have altogether surpassed themselves in this story, and have produced one of the brightest and breeziest tales of the season." — N.Y. Evening Mail .

Sent, post paid, upon receipt of price .

THE

GOLD OF CHICKAREE

BY

SUSAN AND ANNA WARNER,

Authors of "WIDE, WIDE WORLD," and "DOLLARS AND CENTS," "WYCH HAZEL," etc.

"Of the gold, the silver, and the brass, and the iron, there is no number. Arise, therefore, and be doing; and the Lord be with thee." —2 Chronicles.

NEW YORK

G. P. PUTNAM'S SONS

27 AND 29 WEST 23D STREET

COPYRIGHT

BY G. P. PUTNAM'S SONS,

1876.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.—ON DIT

CHAPTER II.—WHAT COMES OF ON DIT

CHAPTER III.—CROSS THREADS

CHAPTER IV.—ABOUT THE GUARDIANSHIP

CHAPTER V.—ASLEEP AND AWAKE

CHAPTER VI.—A MAN AND HIS MONEY

CHAPTER VII.—THE EMERALD

CHAPTER VIII.—ACORNS AND ACORN CUPS

CHAPTER IX.—ROLLO'S EXPERIMENT

CHAPTER X.—ROLLO'S COMPANY

CHAPTER XI.—STARLIGHT AND FIRELIGHT

CHAPTER XII.—COFFEE AND BUNS

CHAPTER XIII.—UNDER THE CHESTNUT TREES

CHAPTER XIV.—THE WORTH OF A FEATHER

CHAPTER XV.—CONFIDENTIAL TALK

CHAPTER XVI.—DR. ARTHUR'S NEWS

CHAPTER XVII.—ALONE IN THE FIGHT

CHAPTER XVIII.—SETTLEMENTS

CHAPTER XIX.—SCHOOLING

CHAPTER XX.—ABOUT CHRISTMAS

CHAPTER XXI.—THE LOSS OF POWER

CHAPTER XXII... Continue reading book >>




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