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HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY BOOKS FOR SPRING AND SUMMER

THE RIVERSIDE BULLETIN MARCH, 1910

[Illustration: Illustration by James Montgomery Flagg From "THE RIGHT STUFF," by IAN HAY]

4 PARK STREET [Illustration] 85 FIFTH AVENUE BOSTON NEW YORK

[Illustration: Stephana, the heroine of "THE DUKE'S PRICE" by DEMETRA and KENNETH BROWN From illustration in color by A. G. Learned]

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY Spring and Summer Publications THE RIVERSIDE BULLETIN MARCH, 1910

The Prices here given are subject to change on publication

Fiction

THE DUKE'S PRICE By Demetra and Kenneth Brown

With illustrations in color by A. G. LEARNED. 12mo, $1.20 net . Postage extra.

International marriage novels have been many of late, even as the number of American girls marrying abroad has increased, but this one is strikingly different from the type that has become almost hackneyed. The heroine, a beautiful girl, the daughter of a New York multi millionaire, marries a French Duke, and goes to live with him in the ancestral ch√Ęteau. So far, the situation is familiar. But this Duke is not the melodramatic villain too often seen. He is a gentleman and a good fellow, and in the misunderstandings that arise the reader's sympathy is evenly divided between the lonely wife and the proud and unhappy young Duke. The development of the story is of absorbing interest, leading to an exciting and thoroughly satisfactory climax. Not the least of the attractions of the story is that the authors know the world that they write about. Mrs. Kenneth Brown (Demetra Vaka) will be remembered as the author of "Haremlik," the brilliant study of the life of Turkish women which was one of the most notable and successful books of 1909. The collaboration of the Kenneth Browns is one of the most interesting literary partnerships in contemporary fiction. Kenneth Brown numbers among his books "Eastover Court House," "Sirocco," and other successful novels.

[Illustration: IAN HAY]

THE RIGHT STUFF By Ian Hay

With frontispiece illustration by JAMES MONTGOMERY FLAGG. 12mo, $1.20 net . Postage extra.

Like Locke and Snaith, Ian Hay is a young British writer whose keen sense of humor and genial insight into human nature will make an instant appeal to the large audience of novel readers. "The Right Stuff" tells of the progress of a young Scottish lad from the lowly surroundings of his home in the hills, through Edinburgh university, through gruelling years as a newspaper hack in London, to the position of private secretary to a man deep in political life of the London of to day. In this position he comes into daily touch with the immediate members of his patron's family, and ultimately, through a series of highly amusing episodes, takes to himself one of the sprightly twin sisters of his superior's wife.

Such is the story. The charm and the real fun lie in the constant surprises and whimsies of the twin sisters, in their irrepressible young brother, a peer of that infant prodigy, The Admirable Tinker, whose slang is infectious and novel, and above all in the character and doings of Robin the hero. Since Barrie's "When a Man's Single," readers have not been introduced to so canny a young man, or one so altogether likable and human. His extraordinary proposal alone is a chapter that will make Ian Hay famous, but in all his doings he is a hero that will delight the reader's heart, and long be remembered as "The Right Stuff... Continue reading book >>




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