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THE INSPIRED TINKER.
A Next Book About the Author of "Tlie Pilgrim's Progress." tOtOS BfJNTAM Bv v.' Hale Wbr,?- .'Literary I--..- adit?ad l> w. aobe?rtaoa NicolL) Ulus Bp rrj. rifiBia Pciiusu a Sous. ?"-*1 T hiasajht to -igi.' That mal.- ?another Ufa .f Bui.van, rests at ana at. la. k.-d g.-n-rai BShd th. studious attention of com A w.-rk that lias h? Id for more than OttaTtSBSes, U ? . t.f th.- Pilgrim's Battle approval ??f mankiJ-d a.- an> pr..du?t of human genius can atti? ra? varal tssrstd the obJacU of .us ad Iranjan'a gr.at w. ?k means tous Bg vets different from ?what it meant to ? .mething more in.tliing les?, with his intensity ' a medium of BBS religion to the ! We have teamed, ir, tar above a nationality, man. and .??t ai*.og.-th. r real? ms "I th? mail w ? r-if.g BStTltsSn U) at ? ? Bsassa that aa ?'real-Heart with Osas and . we ue?irht in i ?mt.td E that flowed so .. was so natu Etsdy of the Bible at a ? -ion was still that a generation ? triH.pmg to 1 lay has timi and Buyas and - be quite beside the ? '.he spirit *f ? ? J. wcuid vi? v with '.he world s ver That lofty soul was not ? ? : ad Btsen to right.-ous Aard to find that he ? , ? un.oi.g th? ttn BSra <3..y and which Mr Whit.- i to UP IS the - ? r t h? iport ? ' .-* ?:rer ?-? is lie ' imple ilty in of Bsnya ' ' attests It L?= t! ? ' iiiS ? hose who haw pro . . ? : ? . -. tipa ? dnted rim ?? ? "?" ' a ;?.- H . I ? ? ? " : ?\.-r lind In ? - ' I I :.at the n laasstf tiAan llSBVaSS narrative o? Uie elled produced by Christians simply looking at the cross. It is by su? h illuminating touches as these, by his fair selectiona and ardent sympathy with his subjt? t, rather than by profound or novel view that the author justifies the arduous task of saying a new word upon a w? 11 worn theme. One more excerpt may _<? giv?-n in i losing. After stating that w<- may read, even the best of us, in order that we may gain ideas, that w<- may "cultivate the mind"?we do not r?-ad that we may Strengthen the will or become more t?-m P?-ra:?\ courug- ous or generous he says of Bun yan: Religion j? the vital air he breathes, and religion is nthrm.-iuv?-. He la th?> poet of Puritanism, hut also of s?,m,-thing greater, that is to say, of _ cer? tain ck?s? of experiences, incident not _spe>_ia!ly u the thootoclan. arti_:. or philosopher, but to our c'oinninn nature. H<? was maMcd to become their ;io-t haeanae, altbousb be was sh-iken to the esatve by th? m, he ?-ouid by grace abounding <le tach hiinself from them and sur. y them. This is his ni?:at.--t ?.iIT-.Ci to us. He takes u-< by the band and whisin-rs to us: Is it thus and thus BAFFLED HEROINES. .- , Studies of Social Conditions in Eng? land and America. PAM. By Bettiaa von Hatten With Five 11111? trat-Onfl hy Is. Martin Justice. 1-tno, pp. 291. Dodd, Afead A. Co. THH PIONEER. A Tale of Two States. By QeraMtae Banner. WMb Six Illustrations by Harrison Fisher. I2mo, pp. ___. The Bubbs M?-rrill Company. Till-: LJTTIxE HI I.I .S. By Nancy Huston Banka. l-mo, pp. :__.. Th?; ICacmillao Company. "P?m" might well be term???! a study in pa? ganism, so frankly and charmingly do its lead? ing characters defy religious and social law. Pa m herself, who labors under the same social disability as Lady Rose's daughter, gibes at marriage, which has indexed proved a too unsuc? cessful experiment in the case of most of the wedded people with whom she is most intimately JOHN P.INYAX (From the portrait by Sadler.) And then )-<? t. Ils os he nata goat ? i....r.y ha.-- EU] lustrations of th>- .juaint old streets and of Bedford in Bunyaii's time add greatly ? \ olume. GT0RIE& OF ?o\\ ET I AXD TUE CARLYLES. I :.>,'.. ently pul . ?reritsbie mine of anecdote," there is this amusing storj of "Plato" J..-.-.? tt H< e:.j.-\-.i th? campan: of th. pretty women whom h? invited to Balliol bai 1 never heard of ng lad) ti.id ii.n. .? w.....: i,,..ki t.er mi happi il t?. woul.i marrj aer ?.-hi?-?, ii- ..>~>if>t her thai >.< waa mtteb touched i-y her proposal, but that he could ; !.. had long given up all thoughts ??.' nuitrim? ?.?? .explain that sli.- was and thai t i.?- had . nlj red te :^K bina to perform th? Of cour?- Mr I^eveson-Gowei makes his con tribution t?. tn? inasf of stories ai out ti ? My recollection of llrs Car . Will. - ine can i.. . -. ? ! .. V.ur.;.l!l Ili?st i arlyle s : o. i ! elp ? h\ his ?,d v ? i .?-in. 1.1 abu : .:? mo ?I i >.'!?, ? '..:. wai amusing l...ni A ? a r?an Alford and a . ru ?ti dinner \\ <- v\ ? ? o-worxhipp. disliked ??: ? ?? hts .cet: ont ? ? M . v. ho had i. n.i??: ? ?" their "Oh, 5'" Carl : vvh,, ' - v. ritt? n . !.-.).r.i.-I : - - ill III' pjctur? thousand to oik thai \..u must :.-|. tll.it > . ! : ..i!.i . I ::...: ! hav? ..nulled vaiiIi toe brighte?<l - .'. . .'1 .- lill.-rl.v rstitigiiis'1-'1 Naathini' -??' ?' indi caXitMS* <>' i.'-vi.t than his ? and for*? h nail Nathan* can ix bbotc imitecik iti.ua all dit i cut Of Lite foBS associated; while ever before her eyes sh?- be bolds th?- selfishly hap;.y existence of her trans? gressing parents. It takes considerable in? genuity on the part of the Baroness von Hotten m prevent h'-r certainly delightful heroine from following :i. h- r erring mother's footsteps, and itly shocking th?- conventional British public. The author even Succeeds in securing the Church's blessing on the long unhallowed ; union of papa and mamma, through Pam's con? trivance, since clearly In their affair matters had felicitously piiastil the experimantal stage, content, however, to leave poor, jolly little l'a:::, self-willed pupp.t of here<lity and environment, pr?-tt> much in the air. trying to mak? the beat of a not too well ordered life. Tin lorik ,s as entertaining as it is daring, and i .'ii as :i him -ii nsfiil pe? fo? manee of the literary feat which th? author bad obviously ?et herself to accomplish. Her prefatory justifi ? f her theme b_ really an apoloe. which is quite unnecessary. sa\.- to point out to the reader the really weak spots in h?-r tie-sis. and Nevarla in the early days of silv? ; mining development and speculation make a livelj :?; pi tun - ,u- Betting for the rather plaintiv? hit ? romane? of Miss Bonner's bero i . Pioneer." June is a naturally h PI girl, who makes the and ?o-,mg the a rang it unhappiness and even ? ? ? wl most foolish, and then i_ enough corned in tie . th? stir;, -.. prevent there being ? -111 _ __. s ?i.ist in th?- ear. :?? at "bonanza" fort re ha . Th? igh ti;. Btory h..^ ra ter Of Colonel Jim Parrish. th? "Pion I leus <\ ? on loca and ber pictur? ?te Sos low n. ? - - ? ? ' '-- "'? ' " b '"- ! dividual a- ' laten s: all rie rest, and i development of ?trongij Individualized types, furnishing .. fertile ?el_ for gossip, .. convincingly correct Buck commanitiea on doubu?!.. bare existed in toas country, possibly still ??atist, and it Is quite as undoubtedly the function of the American novelist to reproduce them in fiction. Whether the tender but tenuom love story of Phoebe Rowan offers a sufficient excuse for such a wealth of local color as Mrs. Banks piles on in her latest novel is another question. Figures and incidents, all of them characteristic and many of th^m quaintly amus? ing, start from the canvas wherever the eye happens to fall, producing the effect of a pano? rama rather than a composition, and with every? thing occupying an equally conspicuous position in the foreground. Phoebe's nature and story are so simple, sweet and true that one longs for a little more suggestion and a little less detail in the depiction of the subsidiary incidents af the tale. ? LITERARY NOTES. There ought to be some readable pages in the 'hook which is t?> b?- published in the fall by Mr. W. H. Wiikins, the author of several entertain? ing biographical studies. It is to be called "Mrs. Fitzherbert and George IV.." and the two vol? umes in which it is to appear will be lavishly illustrated. American authors nowadays receive much mawre sympathetic treatment at the hands of English critics than they were wont to receive in the swashbuckling days of "The Saturday Review," but soft words are not their only p??r tlan. Here is 'The Athenaeum" sagely pcrrntirrg out to Mr. jack London, apropos of "The '.aiiir.' that if he "fancies that this sketch of his is a novel and a piece of literature, he is mistake:. It is admitted that when his studies take him to the Klondike or the seal fisheries "he is in ' teresting and strikes a true chord," but he :s warned to "guard against the dangers of self consciousness, and shun the seductions of th^ literary atmosphere.' " Mr. Max Beerbehm. in "The Saturday Review," amiably, gayly, but with much energy, takes Mr. Huneker to task for having written his "Iconoclasts" in a vein of "yellow" criticism, and pleads with hin? to reform his literary manners Uefor?i it is too late. Elsewhere we find the author of "Hecla Sandwith" accused of havinc written that novel "in the American language." And so on and so on. Among the new novels to l>e expected in the autumn will be one by Mr. Bernard Car>es call?-l "A Jay of Italy." The central tigur?- in it 13 Caleazzo Sforza, the Duke of Milan. Mr. Capes is also bringing out a story called "Lohengrin." in which he adheres cl*sely to the plot of th.? opera. We may note that this writer is said to have been committed to his present career by winning the second prize in an American competition in lMrt? with a novel called "Th Mill of Silence." Originally he was to have el - tered the army, but circumstancts l.-d to hij entering business instead. Then he took up con? secutively the study of art and the practice of rabbit farming, and was for a time a publisher, but Success in fiction settled his fate. The author of "An English Woman's Lo? tera," Mr. Lauren;.- Btruailtan, has ehanssd the title of the new novel which se announced ias Instead "f "All Hallows," it will b? called "Tli<- Cloak of Friendship." Mr. Edward Noble, who.??- -tea story, "The Edge of Circum? stance," is appreciatively H'IBatmbsrf d, promis?-; for th.- autumn a novel called -'The Lady Navi? gators." The volume of Dartmoor ?short stories by Mr. Eilen PhillpottS, which the Macmittan Conapany has in press, will be ?called "Knock at a Venture" Anthony Hope will also publier, i novel m the ?all. "The Dundee Advertiser" prints, by the way, this not?- on Anthony Hope's poitttesl ambition: At the per.ern! election >:' 1896 Mr. ITiva? h<- is m r.-al hie. dos.red to ??tame* an interest for Paiiianaent, but at his first meet tas :r th-- Palkrrk BUTgbs lie was overcome by ? merit an?! fainted a?sv. The next day it was an? il that he had withdrawn from ins candkaa ture his m?dical advisers having recomn bun to abaJidori political ambition and r.m:i.-i ::. literature. Wisely, tue distinguiahed novel! i ?.. ir stew, and has refrained frum ' !a?or in the political arena. Mr Edward Bellaais has ?revisad and ei.urg.-? trSe b. ok <m Cht rabini which he pul.h 1ST4. a:,.l has .?ast brought it out at Bii bam m a new edition. We hope there wit! be? an American edition, for. since the eoaapoacr of !.. s Deux Journ?es" is. for some occult rea Bon, neglected on this aide of the watei fur ?.nances of his works corning up only ran ha? b? th>- concert rooms it is desirable that at laat an excellent study of his life and art should i.-i ?rculat.-d. Mr Andrew Lang reviewing a book which an enthusiastic l?i. k.-nsit-- has produced, ralle I - t.- Dackens'a Mystery of Edwin Drood makes, in passing, a susgestive observation am a limitation of the novelist. It is a pity," h? Bays "tl.at In? kens tried s. often t.. writ i s?teles will-, accrete and ela.be Th ; task was not the task to which hi was bon . and bis whole system o? Dods and winks ,m: 'blinds and fats?- .1. -,vs ?s fatiguing. For on . I do not ear.- whether Edwin Dn or whether Jasper somehow killed somebodv els? . was 'hunted down !".-,.. : .;; _n;-s. ." Mr. Lang has a new book of fo ? attempt t<- . stablish th< ? be ei olution of Toten tit - so- letj ." Tli<- popularits i f those hooka of ti trait.1 m colors, which ha\.- been publish Londc ' on.i t.y the Blacks, and m thi Ma< m Ulan - ?;rcat Mi tbuena are . witfa a series of Bimilar vnlumtta It is to .. .: !i a bot : \\ Holla nd." * r I the editor iustrated Marshall. Volumes in NanI s. "Th.- ci:. Umbria ' and oth? r England ?? r\>- l bat M ? O ibureh for I !-. i barn . - I ?? t series of "Mediaeval Towns." Th. . m ioufl Wagner-W?a? ' long ago, ?s | :. don under a curious title Mr. Will) :>.? transbttoi and editor . alls ?t ?there "Warner it. th* l'art of Wolfram." thus . .-us hero with ont of tue chara, ten .: "Tannhauser "