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CRUEL AS THE GRAVE.
Three Vols. Crown 8vo.
(Second Edition.) · By J. MASTERMAN. Author of “A Fatal Error.”
Two Volumes. Crown 8vo. “A thoroughly wholesome and fairly interesting tale. So natural are the characters, that the book possesses that air of probability which is an important element in a good novel, and calls out sympathies which a more pretentious, more romantic, and consequently more improbable tale, would fail to awaken ... We can honestly recommend our readers to order 'Half a Dozen Daughters' from the Circulating Library, and can also say of it, that which can but rarely be said of the novels of the day, that it is a work which the most careful mother may confidently place in the hands of her own daughters."-Athenæum.
“The author has given us one of the brightest and pleasantest pictures of domestic life that we have seen for some time.-Graphic.
“J. MASTERMAN wields a pen which, for purity and delicacy of touch, is not unworthy a disciple of JANE AUSTEN.”--Daily News.
“For Richer for Poorer,” etc.
One Vol. Crown 8vo. “ It is unnecessary to recommend tales of HOLME LEE's, for they are well known, and all more or less liked. But this book far e favourites, •Sylvan Holt's Daughter,' Kathie Brande,' and 'Thorney Hall,' because with the interest of a pathetic story is united the value of a definite and high purpose ; and because, also, it is a careful and beautiful piece of writing, and is full of studies of refined and charming character."-Spectator.
“ The graceful writer and accomplished lady who takes the name of HOLME LEE as her nom de plume, has never written a more fascinating story than the one under the above heading.”—Public Opinion.
“A tenderly pathetic story, well told in good plain English ; it is a story of service and heroic sacrifice spent in the best and holiest cause. It is enriched with beautiful description, and details of life and sentiment."London Quarterly.
“The novelist writes, we need scarcely say, with considerable literary skill, and many bright bits of colour, and passages of word description, mark the hand of the artist.”—Pall Mall Gazette.
Translator of B. Auerbach's on the Heights'