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Scott, Ballantyne, Fenimore Cooper, Marryat, Mayne Reid,
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nial appeal to young minds; books that are good as literature, stimulating, and varied and attractive in subject-matter.
The volumes are clearly printed on good paper, well bound in specially designed covers, and each is provided with a frontispiece.
In crown Svo volumes.
Strongly bound in cloth. Price 1s. cach.
LOUISA M. ALCOTT
Little Women LOUISA M. ALCOTT
Good Wives JANE AUSTEN
Northanger Abbey ADDISON
Selections from the Spectator R. M. BALLANTYNE
The Coral Island R. M. BALLANTYNE
Martin Rattler R. M. BALLANTYNE
The Dog Crusoe R. M. BALLANTYNE
The World of Ice
What Katy Did
What Katy did at School
What Katy did Next
The Good Governess MARIA EDGEWORTH
Moral Tales FROM THE FRENCH
Passages in the Life of a Galley-Slave OLIVER GOLDSMITH
The Vicar of Wakefield
Tom Brown's School Days
Tales from Shakspeare
Essays on English History CAPTAIN MARRYAT
The Children of the New Forest CAPTAIN MARRYAT
Masterman Ready CAPTAIN MARRYAT
Poor Jack CAPTAIN MARRYAT
The Settlers in Canada HARRIET MARTINEAU Feats on the Fiord HERMAN MELVILLE
Typee, a Romance of the South Seas MARY RUSSELL MITFORD Our Village MARY RUSSELL MITFORD Country Sketches PETER PARLEY
Tales about Greece and Rome
Tales of Romance and Phantasy
The Cruise of the Midge
Tom Cringle's Log SIR WALTER SCOTT
The Story of Prince Charlie. From
Tales of a Grandfather
The Downfall of Napoleon
Life of Nelson RICHARD WALTER... Anson's Voyage Round the World CHARLES WATERTON A Naturalist's Wanderings in South
America GILBERT WHITE
The Natural History of Selborne M. Wiss
The Swiss Family Robinson Autobiographies of Boyhood (Scott, Leigh Hunt, and others) Cook's Voyages. Selections with Introduction Dampier's Life and Voyages Franklin's Autobiography Lives of Drake and Cavendish Parry's Third Voyage Adventures of Girlhood. True Records of Famous Heroines Adventures in Field, Flood, and Forest Famous Discoveries by Sea and Land Plutarch's Lives of Greek Heroes English Poetry for the Young The above volumes are also issued at 1s. per volume in BLACKIE'S SCHOOL AND Home LIBRARY, in neat uniform binding for the library shelves.
The Victorian Era Series
A series which is designed to form a record of the great move ments and developments of the age, in politics, economics, religion, industry, literature, science, and art, and of the lifework of its typical and influential men.
In crown 8vo volumes, cloth, 2 s. 6d. each
Tennyson-A Critical Study. By STEPHEN Gwynn.
"It is in our opinion the best critical study of Tennyson that has been given to the public.
Taking the work as a whole we can only reiterate our praises, and reaffirm our opinion of its importance as an example of fine criticism, and as a contribution to the literature which has gathered round the poems of Tennyson."
-Pall Mall Gazette. Recent Advances in Astronomy. By A. H. FISON,
“Mr. Fison gives a clearly comprehensive review of the most significant dis
coveries in astronomical science made during the Queen's reign.”—Daily Mail. Charles Kingsley and the Christian Social Movement.
By the Very Rev. C. W. STUBBS, D.D., Dean of Ely.
“The volume is decidedly interesting. The writer does full justice to Kingsley's nobility of purpose, and the ultimate recognition of his ideas of Christian duty."
-Athenæum. The Science of Life. By J. ARTHUR THOMSON, M.A.(Edin.).
“No more welcome book could be placed in the hands of the student of the history of science or of thought than this little volume.
We heartily recommend the book."- Natural Science. Charles Dickens. By GEORGE GISSING.
"Its enthusiasm is tempered by a proper understanding of the deficiencies of the novelist, and yet the praise seems the sweeter and the more honest by reason of its coming from one who proves himself so discriminating and unbiassed.".
---Birmingham Gazette. John Bright. By C. A. VINCE, M.A., Late Fellow of Christ's
"This little book seems to us, in its way, a remarkable success. It is a model of what such a sketch should be-sober, well-written, with the matter well-ordered,
and throughout a tone of judicial care not unmixed with enthusiasm."-Academy. Provident Societies and Industrial Welfare. By Sir
EDWARD BRABROOK, C.B.
"Mr. Brabrook is obviously the right person to contribute to the Victorian Era Series a volume upon Provident Societies and Industrial Welfare, a task which he has just achieved with considerable success."-Literature.
The Free-Trade Movement and its Results.
ARMITAGE-SMITH, M.A., Principal of the Birkbeck Institution.
“We have seldom met with a more complete though concise statement of fact and argument than Mr. Armitage-Smith has given us. On all points
he seems to us convincing and satisfactory, and his hand-book should do much to con
vert doubters and to confirm believers."-Spectator. London in the Reign of Queen Victoria.
By G. LAURENCE GOMME, F.S.A.
"A concise volume packed with information, necessary for, but not otherwise easily attainable by, the Londoner who takes an interest in his city.
We are glad to have such a storehouse of facts collected by so well-known an authority on matters which must necessarily from year to year claim more and more urgent attention.”.
-Literature. The Growth and Administration of the British Colo
nies, 1837-1897. By the Rev. W. P. GRESWELL, M.A.
"Anyone in search of a brief and rapid survey of British Colonial History will find in this compact volume exactly what he wants.
The little book is written with knowledge and discrimination, and is saved from being a mere catalogue by happy touches of generalization, which tell the reader where he stands in
regard to the whole subject of colonization."-Outlook. The Anglican Revival. By Rev. J. H. OVERTON, D.D.,
Rector of Epworth and Canon of Lincoln.
It bears on every page the distinction, undefinable but unmistakable, of being written
by a man who knows thoroughly well what he is talking about.”-Guardian. The Rise of Democracy. By J. HOLLAND ROSE, M.A.
“In dealing with his subject Mr. Rose displays considerable independence of thought, joined to accuracy of detail and clearness of exposition. His style, too, is vigorous; and on the whole he has made a good start for what promises to be
a useful and instructive series."-Glasgow Herald. English National Education. By H. HOLMAN, M.A.,
formerly Professor of Education in University College of Wales, Aberystwyth.
“Public opinion seems to be slowly awakening to the importance of education. A book like this should assist the process by its clear account of previous failures and
shortcomings, and its grasp of true principles.”—Times. Victorian Novelists. By JAMES OLIPHANT, M.A.
"This little work is one of the most thoughtful literary studies that we have read for
some time."- Aberdeen Free Press. The Earl of Beaconsfield. By Harold E. GORST.
"Mr. Gorst's interesting little volume will be especially welcome as forming a faithful record of the career of a great statesman, and, above all, a great Imperialist.”
THE CELTIC RENAISSANCE
The Literature of the Celts
Demy 8vo, cloth boards, price 78. 6d. net
The Literature of the Highlands
By MAGNUS MACLEAN, M.A., D.Sc.
Demy 8vo, cloth boards, price 78. 6d. net The Academy says: “A volume exactly adapted to form a sufficiently complete history for the English reader”.
The Mythology of the British Islands
AN INTRODCCTION TO
BY CHARLES SQUIRE
A Land of Heroes
By W. LORCAN O'BYRNE
Kings and Vikings
By W. LORCAN O’BYRNE
Children of Kings STORIES FROM THE HISTORY OF CORNWALL AND ULSTER
By W. LORCAN O'BYRNE Illustrated by Paul Hardy. Crown 8vo, cloth, 2s. 6d.