Essays on Modern Novelists

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III
ALFRED OLLIVANT

IN the month of September, 1898, there appeared in America a novel with the attractive title, Bob, Son of Battle. Unheralded by author's fame or by the blare of advertisement, it was at first unnoticed; but in about a twelvemonth everybody was talking about it. It became one of the "best sellers"; unlike its companions, it has not vanished with the snows of yesteryear. At this moment it is being read and reread all over the United States. I do not believe there is a single large town in our country where the book is unknown, or where a reference to it fails to bring to the faces of intelligent people that glow of reminiscent delight aroused by the memory of happy hours passed in the world of imagination. It seemed so immensely superior to the ordinary run of new novels, that we gazed with pardonable curiosity at the unfamiliar signature on the title-page. Who was this writer who knew so much of the nature of dogs and men? Where had he found that extraordinarily vivid style, and what

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  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Contents ix
  • I - WILLIAM DE MORGAN 1
  • II - THOMAS HARDY 33
  • III - WILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS 56
  • IV - BJÖRNSTJERNE BJÖRNSON 82
  • V Mark Twain 99
  • VI - HENRYK SIENKIEWICZ 115
  • VII - HERMANN SUDERMANN 132
  • III - ALFRED OLLIVANT 159
  • IX - ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON 172
  • X - MRS. HUMPHRY WARD 191
  • XI - RUDYARD KIPLING 208
  • XII - "LORNA DOONE" 229
  • Appendix A - NOVELS AS A UNIVERSITY STUDY 245
  • APPENDIX B - THE TEACHER'S ATTITUDE TOWARD CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE 252
  • APPENDIX C - TWO POEMS 258
  • LIST OF PUBLICATIONS 261
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