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"I dreamed that James Short was a Q.C. and making twenty thousand a year, and that he had married Lady Holmhurst."
"I should not wonder if that came true," answered Augusta, biting the top of her pen.
Then came another pause.
"Gussie," said Eustace, sleepily, "are you quite happy?"
"Yes, of course I am; that is, I should be if it wasn't for those footmen and the silver water-jugs."
"I wonder at that," said her husband.
"Because"-(yawn)-"of that will upon your shoulders"-(yawn). "I should not have believed that a woman could be quite happy "-(yawn)-" who could never go to court."
And he went to sleep again; while, disdaining reply, Augusta worked on.
There are color, splendor, and passion everywhere; action in abundance; constant variety and absorbing interest. Mr. Haggard does not err on the side of niggardliness; he is only too affluent in description and ornament. . . . There is a largeness, a freshness, and a strength about him which are full of promise and encouragement, the more since he has placed himself so unmistakably on the romantic side of fiction; that is, on the side of truth and perinanent value. . . . He is already one of the foremost modern romance writers.-N. Y. World.
Mr. Haggard has a genius, not to say a great talent, for story-telling. That he should have a large circle of readers in England and this country, where so many are trying to tell stories with no stories to tell, is a healthy sign, in that it shows that the love of fiction, pure and simple, is as strong as it was in the days of Dickens and Thackeray and Scott, the older days of Smollett and Fielding, and the old, old days of Le Sage and Cervantes.-N. Y. Mail and Express.
That region of the universe of romance which Mr. Haggard has opened up is better worth a visit than any that has been explored for many a long year.-St. James Gazette, London.
There is a charm in tracing the ingenuity of the author, and a sense of satisfaction in his firm grasp of his subject. There is no uncertainty at all, no groping after material, but one vivid scene follows another, until the reader says to himself, "Here, at last, is a novelist who is not attempting to spread out one dramatic situation so thin that it can be made to do duty for an entire volume; a man of resource, imagination, and invention."-Chicago Herald.
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The writer of this book, whose name is still kept from the public, is in every way qualified to rank with Mr. Haggard. Indeed, his clever analysis of Kosekin social laws is far more able, from a strictly literary point of view, than anything Mr. Haggard has ever done.-N. Y. Herald.
A story of remarkable power and originality, as weird and as wild as the most extravagant of Rider Haggard's romances, but better fiction and better literature in every way. ... The book is well worth the reading, not only for the strangeness of the story, but for the fancy and poetic sentiment that pervade it, for the brilliancy of the invention that has been brought to bear upon it, and for the immense vividness and animation of the descriptive narrative.-Saturday Evening Gazette, Boston.
In close connection with the author's fanciful creations there is noticeable a fine play of irony and humor, which lends a special charm to the story. The latter is full of movement, and even in the more exciting passages the exaggeration necessarily employed has no effect in wearying the reader's attention.-N. Y. Sun.
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