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"IN FAR LOCHABER.” We Americans as well as the English have a custom-and it is on the whole a good customof reviewing novels in a lump, and dismissing each with a few cursory words. But the evil of the novels of the week” plan is that it does not discriminate, whereas the French have a custom-and it is altogether a good one-of making exceptions in favor of novels that deserve them and giving them the elaborate treatment usually reserved for more serious works by the Anglo-Saxon reviewer. And if any novel were entitled to the respectful exception it would certainly be so charmirg a one as Mr. William Black's "In Far Lochaber," Mr. Black has been more tragic and emotional, as in “McLeod of Dare”; more devoted to scenery. as in "The Strange Adventures of a Phaeton," and other tales that might be mentioned; but he has never been more harmonious, more entirely equal to himself at every point than in his latest novel. It is not every writer who --once admitted that he realizes it can bring out without exaggeration the deep-rooted and essential differences between north an i south in Sco:land, between the Highlands and the Lowlands. Sir Walter could do it, and did so consun:nately again and again. Indeed, he was the first to make the world at large understand anything about it, and since his time there has been no one at all capable of the same feat except Mr. Black. | It is not, of course, in the grand manner, I like Scott's, and the modernized Highlands are far less individualized than in the early years of tiis century; but, given an ugly manufacturirg town in the Liwlands and the household of a dissenting minister (on: nooreover who dissents from dissent, protests againsu Tresbyterianisnı), and there is plenty to doin contrasting them with a party of gentlefolks in far Lochaber, whose numbers include a Roman Catholic laird and his son. Mr. Black gives Ludovic Macdonel, the chieftain's son, to the minister's daughter for a lover, Alison Blair having come up to visit her cousins at Fort William, Mr. Black has a legitimate opportunity for describing the effect of these wonderful new scenes upon her, and Ludovic's later visit to Kirk O'Shieids is equally productive of new experiences for

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A Novel

BOSTON LIBRAS

1704

SOCIETY.

WILLIAM BLACK

AUTHOR OF
A PRINCESS OF THULE” “SUNRISE” “WHITE WINGS"

“THAT BEAUTIFUL WRETCH" ETC.

NEW YORK
HARPER & BROTHERS, FRANKLIN SQUARE

1888

28,718

-7:58+
KD 222. HARVARD

UNIVERSITY

LIBRARY
OCT 8 1941

WILLIAM BLACK'S NOVELS.

LIBRARY EDITION.
19 vols., 12mo, Cloth, $1 25 per vol. Complete Sets, $22 00.
SABINA ZEMBRA.

MADCAP VIOLET.
WHITE HEATHER.

THREE FEATHERS.
JUDITH SHAKESPEARE. Illus. A DAUGHTER OF HETH.
trated by ABBEY.

A PRINCESS OF THULE.
YOLANDE. Illustrated,

IN FAR LOCHABER.
SHANDON BELLS. Illustrated. IN SILK ATTIRE.
THAT BEAUTIFUL WRETCH. Il. KILMENY.
lustrated.

THE STRANGE ADVENTURES OF
SUNRISE.

A PHAETON.
MACLEOD OF DARE. Illustrated. WHITE WINGS. Illustrated,
GREEN PASTURES AND PICCA THE STRANGE ADVENTURES OF
DILLY.

A HOUSE-BOAT. Illustrated.

CHEAP EDITION, IN PAPER COVERS.
Sabina Zembra. 4to, 20 cents. - White Heather. 4to, 20 cents.
-Judith Shakespeare. 4to, 20 cents. - Yolande. Ilustrated. 4to, 20
cents. Shandon Bells. Illustrated. 4to, 20 cents. That Beautiful Wretch.
Illustrated. 4to, 20 cents. -Sunrise. 4to, 15 cents. - Macleod of Dare. Il-
lustrated. 8vo, 60 cents. Illustrated, 4to, 15 cents. -Green Pastures and
Piccadilly. 8vo, 50 cents. - Madcap Violet. 8vo, 50 cents. - Three Feath-
ers. Illustrated. Sro, 50 cents.--A Daughter of Heth. Sro, 35 cents.-
An Adventure in Thule. 4to, 10 cents. - A Princess of Thule. 8vo, 50
cents.- In Silk Attire. 8vo, 35 cents. - Kilmeny. 8vo, 35 cents. -- The
Strange Adventures of a Phaeton. Svo, 50 cents. - White Wings. 4to,
20 cents.-The Maid of Killeena, the Marriage of Moira Fergus, and other
stories. ro, 40 cents. - The Monarch of Mincing-Lane. Ilustrated. 8vo,
50 cents.- The Strange Adventures of a House-boat, I'd. 8vo, 50 cents.
-In Far Lochaber. 8vo, 40 cents.

PUBLISHED BY HARPER & BROTHERS, NEW YORK.
or Any of the above works will be sent by mail, postage prepaid, to any

part of the United States or Canada, on receipt of the price.

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