A Heroine of Reality: A Novel

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Greening & Company Limited, 1903 - 315 стор.
 

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Сторінка 306 - ... that period of anarchy and wickedness which has had no parallel in English history. From the first page to the last the action of the story rushes on with an impetuosity and force which will carry the reader with it to the last words. How the poor serfs rose in their misery and avenged themselves upon their tyrant, how they fled through the great Hilgay fen, and how the final tragedy was enacted on the top of the Outfangthef Tower at sunset, will interest every reader, old and young alike. "The...
Сторінка 307 - Progress' by Reginald Turner. The story is told with skill and true artistic effect. Lady Sothern is an excellently-drawn character, full of life and force. The charm and influence which she exercises over all who know her are quite convincingly expressed, and the scene with her husband when she confesses herself an old woman and stamps on her jewels is very ably done. Mr Turner may be sincerely congratulated...
Сторінка 85 - Crags, knolls, and mounds, confusedly hurled, The fragments of an earlier world ; A wildering forest feathered o'er His ruined sides and summit hoar, While on the north, through middle air, Ben-an heaved high his forehead bare. xv. From the steep promontory gazed The stranger, raptured and amazed, And,
Сторінка 307 - Turner is evidently an exceedingly close observer of men and matters, and, in addition, he has a considerable power of analysis of emotions and impulses of the springs which move to action and the restraining forces which control men's natural desires and ambitions. ... ' The Comedy of Progress ' is throughout wittily and well written, and ought to interest those who like a serious subject carefully treated, and with more than an occasional passage of pure fun and humour.
Сторінка 307 - SOME PRESS OPINIONS Bookman.— "A political novel of decided interest, picturing modern society, political method and influences, a really great lady, and a young man who thinks. Mr Turner's style is bright, shrewd, and trenchant.
Сторінка 305 - The story he has provided, with so carefully studied environment, is one that is strong in human interest, and told with considerable dramatic power." Daily Express. — " To dive deep into the chronicles of serfdom and tell plainly the story of a long-forgotten deed of noble daring is good work, and thanks are due to Mr C. Ranger-Gull for his story 'The Serf.
Сторінка 308 - The anonymous author has written a story which all who have seriously considered the subject must applaud as a faithful, reasonable and powerful account of the touring actor's life. ... ' Back to Lilac Land * will be classed with George Moore's
Сторінка 306 - C. RANGER GULL The Serf. A Story of the Days of King Stephen. 6s. The action of this story takes place in the early mediaeval ages, the actual date being 1136, that period of anarchy and wickedness which has had no parallel in English history. From the first page to the last the story rushes on with an impetuosity and force which carries the reader with it to the last words. How the poor Serfs rose in their misery and avenged themselves upon their tyrant...
Сторінка 308 - 'Cynthia's Damages' proves on reading to be one of the smartest and brightest of theatrical tales we have met with for a long time. It is most certainly a novel which will please all women.
Сторінка 305 - The age is well suggested in its marring elements of sordidness and splendour, fierce cruelty and childlike faith ; and the characterisation is strong in many types : brutal lord, drunken priest, and chivalrous jongleur. The author achieves a convincing study of twelfth century England, in the mastery of its strongholds, the misery of its serfs' hovels, and the sanctuary of Holy Church.

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