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r-t.,51.fST.TS,-W f'-$r'' .) r w; . . E jt EVENING PUBLIC LEDGERr-PHIUAt)ELPHIA. TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 12, 1922 18 m I '111 r .Ti ii',:i ji 2W 1 re fv ir I-.1 V J h Vutnam' lr j TTCT TJ T R CiP A fMF.A T NOVELIST BOOKS AND AUTHORS 3 708 A'e Rivals" Edwin E. Slosaen, writing in "The Beekman," nayi: "The Outline of Sci ence' occupied A new fleld and hnii no rivals. , , , n In a lioek te be rend by ohelar nnd lnymmi nllke. ... A philanthropic millionaire could net ute nit money better than te plnce a get In every community In the country." Te nine n ret only SI8.00. iuvu uiumraiin rt In our enn llhrnrx n.ui). reur Teinmen, ni man)' In full color. CHARLES HANSON TOWNE distinguished poet, wit, edi tor nnd n foremost fig ure nrneng America's lit erati, gives In his novel THE CHAIN a perfect pic ture of New Yerk of u generntien age, in which many of the notable figures of the time pass In review. The Chain net only tells a splendid story, but it strikes deep chords en the heartstrings of memory. A. A. Milne's "Three Plays" "The literary quality in them makes them almost as interesting in the library as upon the stage." . Hank tn Taicsc in the ,ew Yerk Pest. i:M&iMW$M Miss Gather Extricates Her Latest Here by Killing Him I ir v V ' Trie- Devfr Hnnl. ' The Truth Aheut BltOd", 'Thr llr-at nnueip," In en really benutlful volume. t" 00 7CENSOR5HIP? If ever a book was timely, as well as provocative and brilliantly amus ing, it is NONSENSEORSHIP F u n d r y nfurrrrtMini By Heyrvoetl Droun. Operse Phappll. Ruth Hale Den Hecht, Wallace Irwin. Rebert Kcablp. Helm Bullitt 1t. Frederick O'Brien, Pern'hy TttrUer. Frank Swlnnerten. If M. Tomlins'en. Charles Hansen Towne Jehn V A. Weaver, Ale.xmnler Woellcott. and the Auther of "The Mlrrnrs of Washington.'1 16 jrorceeus dnuvlnps by ltalph Bar Bar eon. J2.60. BEHIND THE MIRRORS Ity thn Auther of "The Mirrors of Wnnhtngten" I n Bditlilnel.v brllllnnt rrin.. section of natlumil politic anil pellllrlnn, unrrn unrrn ered, llluniinntlnr, Ir, will Interest jnu mightily. Critic, cull It better rim thnn (lie ether trnmeiirieiMly surer fiil "MJrrer" hooks. G. P. P. M,W tll,lfnilHIIIIn,l WMM t WIIXA CATHKB IT WAS with considerable curiosity Hint I beirnii te rend "One of Ours" (Alfred A. Knopf I, the latest novel by Wllln C'nther. I had for several years been henrlnc about this woman, lyirn in Virginia, educated in Nebraska nnd trained te write In New Yerk, but by "eme iniM'liance I hud never read any tl ins that i-lie had written. A man can't lend everything, net even a m.m whose business It i te read. I had been told by these fam'll&r with her novels that she i one of ;lie firft three women writers of Amciicn. The ether two are Mrs. Wharten and Mrs. Delnnil. "M Antenln." nub- SwAiiuXZi ln lU18' hns ecn ,rn,wl ns 0,lf nt the greatest novel of rieent yers. H. T. Craven, who lias just read St. tells me that lie thinks that this ver dh t is justified. Consequently I was expecting a great deal from "One of Ours." Mr. Knopf, the publixlier, describes It as "an au thentic masterpiece a novel te rank with the finest of this or nny age." I can't agree with htm ln this estiinlle. although the novel has great qu.ill.ic. Miss father Is a literary artist of distinction. This much wus evident before I had read twenty pages i,f the book. She writes with a fine reserve, u-lng language with precision and In dulging in no purple patches and clut terlng her tale with no comment or description. Still the Best Seller THE GLIMPSES OF THE MOON By EDITH WHARTON New navels come and go but Mr. Wharten's continues the most widely read and dis cussed book of the season. $2.00 at all Bookseller This is an Appleton Boek vegetables for years or te go te n hotel when he wanted a rcaj meal. lie has net thought of the relation between creature comforts nnd a successful home. Then the fnthcr takes him ever a field of alfalfa nnd the two sit In the shade of a tree thinking, the youth of the girl nnd the mnn of the disappoint ments of his own marriage. The mnn tecks for words In which te enlighten the youth en whnt mnrrlnge with his daughter would mean, and yet he docs net want te be disloyal te his wife or his daughter. At last he gives it up nnd satisfies himself by remarking with whnt Miss father calls "determined cheerfulness": "Well, Claude, we'll be better friends thnn Is common between fnther-ln-lnw and son-in-law. You'll find out that pretty nearly everything j oil believe about life nbeut marriage, especially is lies. I don't knew why people prefer te live in thnt tort of a world, but they de." The boy doesn't get It he couldn't because he has net lived long enough- but the reader gets It. A less expert writer would have bungled this scene and made It offensive. Then, again, when the boy takes bis llnnl leave of home te go te war, the parting with his mother is described with such emotional restraint that the emotion of the render becomes almost overpowering, yeMM7 men and tremrn icne triih te team hew te icn'fn ceuW ntudy Mits Cather's methods icith profit, hut brerc they uic such methods they reuld have te acquire some of Mifs father's intellectual equipment. AFTKIt admitting the skill with which the story is told I must still Insist that It Is disappointing as whole. It purports te be the account of the life of Claude Wheeler, a rest less. Idealistic youth, brought up en a Nebraska farm and cducntcd nt a small denominational college. There are many boys, net only in Nebraska, but ln ether States East and West who will hud their own state of mini! re-ri fleeted In the state of mind of Claude as Miss father discloses It. They want te be proud of their father as Claude did, but the father will have certain characteristics which embnrrass them, characteristics which make them seem less dignified than the boy's Ideal of whnt a father should be. They all have their unsatisfied longings nnd their rrstlcsbiiess. They all leek to ward satisfaction In marriage nnd some cupei llueus ief tl"?m wil1 fin(I disappointment such Shi. )ni j I ns Claude leunu, ter no nnnuy mar- profound knenledce of human iijtun. I rles the girl against whom her father and an artistic conscience nnd a tcclinl- "ought vainly te warn him. ;! 3f The Greatest Det Story Sinn I "Tht Ctll of the Wild" The Whelps of the Wolf By Geerge Marsh Attar i Tiltri k tit Truli,' ttt. There are many thrilling adven tares amid the silent forests and blizzards of th Hudsen's Bay Coun try, where Jean Marcel and hit gTeat deg Fleur fieht nature for a mere existence. And there if a ro mance daintily interwoven that will held the reader enthralled. cal eklil which compel her te exhibit men nnd women in action In sucn a uny as te discle?e what is going en in their inlnd without the necessity of explain ing it at length te the reader. 77ic hook is a transcript of life as it i fired in ruinl .Yrliret.-u, a transcript se vn-id and fituf that no enr can read it icitheut having a hrtter understanding of the mind of the Middle West. '"pHERE arc two Incidents that J- deserve mention because they show show hew a novelist who knows her trade can penetrate te the heart of things. The first deals with an Interview be tween Claude Wheeler, the here, and the father of the. girl whom he wants te mnrry. The father's marriagu Is 1 net happy. His wife is n religious tn I thuslast and a vegetarian. She has Miught te force her views of religion and diet en her husband without re i gnrd te bib wishes She lenses him fcr , several months every jenr te diet in n vegetarian mnitnrium. Her conception of her duties as a wife docs net Include leuking nfter the comfort of her hus bund. He is forced te take his dinner at a hotel in order te get enough te rut. One of his daughte: i nry In China nnd the ' be a missionary. It Is this second I daughter whom Claude wishes te marry. Claude Is a red-headed, vlgoreun ten of a rich farmer. The father leeks nt him for some moments after Miss Cathcr gets him into the predic ament of this unhappy marriage, a mar riage like that of ether men of whom one of the characters speaks men who go about life with the spring inside of them broken, merely enduring fate se long as It should last. And then I wondered hew she wns te get him out of It. She has the wife go te China, where her sister is 111, nnd there Is an Interview between the husband and an old girl friend which suggests that n way might be found te gic him another chance with n really human girl. Itut instead of having the wife die in China, Mls-s Cather has the United States enter the World War and sends Clnude te France, where he Is killed while leading his men ln resist ing a chnrge of the Germans en the trenches. She has rejected the conven tional happy ending perhaps because it was tee conenttennl. But she dodges n solution of her problem by killing her here. ln order te de this she has te devote the last quarter of the book te the story of his voyage across the ocean In nn influenza -Infested troop ship and te his experiences in Frnnce. This Ik fceennd-hand stuff. It Introduces yr TOM MASSOX Frem a sketch by Jamen Montgom ery Fine of the expert In humor who has just published a new vol ume of jeken "WITCH DOCTORS Intriguing Remance and Thrill ing Melodrama Blend in An thropological Nevel A writer who can weave the hideous barbarism of the savages of Central Africa into n novel without drawing tee patently upon the long hew of im agination deserves credit unstinted. And this accord must go te Charles Beadle. whose "Witch Doctors" (Houghten-Mifftln Ce.) Is at once an anthropological study, a thrilling melo mele drama nnd nn intriguing romance. Mr. Beadle plainly has made use of long study of the jungle tribes, of their strange rites, rites that carry the sav age idea of religion through the na mut of bestlnlism unadorned. It is te temper off the starii hldenusucsfi of these things thnt the palliative of ro mance is injected and dene strikingly well. An American anthropologist Is ln Central Africa and meets a German femmandnnt te obtain permission te cress Germnn ruled territory this, of cmrse. in the dajs when Germany had territorial possessions. He recognizes a picture of the German's fiancee as that of his wife and the het-headed Teuten arrests the Amcrlcnn and turns him ever te the tender mercies of a bnnd of natives. The American escapes and joins an other tribe and Is nccepted as a "white god." His study of the savages and their custeniB make up the story un til the ending, which Is unusually logi cal, although "happy." This brief outline would seem te in dicate a "thriller" of the hackneyed tjpe. hut "Witch Doctors" Is far from this. There Is nothing forced or extrav ngant. The careful study of the au thor is evident ln every line dealing with the savages. Much of the novel could be cut apart and accepted as an Interesting travel book. But then, tiie romance itself is tee geed te be parted with. Se the whole gees te make up something thnt Is satisfying in all re spects. REX BEACH LEAVES ALASKA FOR OIL FIELDS OF TEXAS Rex Beach has left bin favorite hunt ing ground of Alaska and new, out of the torrid, dust-swept stretches of Texas he has evolved "Flowing Geld" (Hnrpers), a romance of the oil fields. Brimful of action of novelty of scene and peopled with characters that live rather than pace through n story en ac cepted lines. "Flowing Geld" shows Mr. Bench nway from the hack work atmosphere that has stultified many of his recent efforts. The novelist's trick of suspense Is car ried out capitally throughout the book. In the first chapter the reader meets Colonel Calvin Grey, entering Texas ns n sort of happy-go-lucky adventurer, penniless, but debonair nnd full of wild bchemes nnd nt least one Intense ha tred. It Ik this hntred that pounds the kevnnte of the stnrv nnrl If U nnl- until ' tflA flAnniiamAnl n f tlnnnl. ma.... .in llltll'Ut,IUVHl I Milt .111, Jfi:fll U IICl rs'ls a mission. Ian entirely new set of characters end m',.B '''e explanation te crop out. At ,, . i i .u i. first Grey is sensed merely as a high- ether wants te one never hears again of the characters de m)nAWft blIt ns his better quail- ivuu wuicu wiu uiniu. ubiue. .?ui:ii u . ties appear and as success perches en manner of treutment can be Justified his bntmcr, this aspect Is lest sight of. en the ground that the book Is the story rrl"1 story of hlH adventures in the oil of Claude and his reactions te life, "i'3 w, sufficiently unusual in it- .. i ... ,. ,,u. .u , i.. . cvn. unu .ur, ieacn nan ieunu an , u. r """""" "' , -..- """'- agreeable locale for his facile pen in his I said thnt he wants te marry the daugh- arate and distinct books and destroys, descriptions of this new Elderado and ' ter. men with Keen appreciation ei th continuity or me taie. it is net what It has meant te him, be says: , likely te displace "My Antenla" In "But she is a vegetarian." the estimate of the admirer of Mlas j Of course, the youth is net disturbed Cather. by this. He has net had te fesd en ' GEORGE W. DOUGLAS. Brief Notes en Interesting Beeks Ptlc, St.76 mt all TBI row PUBLISHING PklUdtlphU oeohttr COMPANT SHEILA KAYE-SMITH ha at lait arrived Jeanna Gedden is new talked of as one of the greatest novels of modern years. for sale all boekitorci, t2, peilugt czfre E. P, Dutten & Ce., C8I 5th Ave, N. Y. EDGAB BAITUS, weaver of mystery ' what gees en aboard ships In etera tales nnd concecter of romances, and plearant weather and the Bamc began te be deeply interested ln psychic ' understanding of the mind of seamen, phenomena and he Seme of the talcs are mere episodes or naturally turned h 1 s : incident, und ethers are careful studies Edgar Saltuf studies I n te fictional of the m,n(J 0, n mnn- '.Errer6 of "Ghost Girl" ,'h.n.n1n(,',,Vi , t i Judgment," one of the longer tales, i uiri I mom ft i.iv- a ,rnreatlc story 0f the return te the . , , cr ?ht) thf I tea of a captain who had been broken and shortly after die manuscript was btcnUhe of the wreck et a shlp whch completed Mr. Snltus died and went te he cemman(ed. There is human tragedy get the nnswer te his problem.. ln ,ts beginning and a tragic triumph In "The Ghost Girl" Mr. Saltus did in its conclusion. The book is likely net attempt mere than te make nn te win a popularity about as ecrrna- interesting story mere se by n touch nent as has come te "The Brass- of the occult. Although the mystical bounder." Is strefscd throughout, he ended by I i'" VelUMes"1 ttnBW" t0 SU MnlIng , nrM MASSON, who survived for I Tm Bradi a rather gross, uncouth , w- rears as managing edl edl millienaire, marries Nelly Chilton te l ter of Life, may be admitted te have an I prevent her mother from being exposed! expert judgment In I te blackmail. The marriage Is one of ' humor. He has just ' convenience en the girl's part, but Is Tem Matsen't Iwtued a third book of I the result of a deep infatuation en thnt Jeke Beoh jokes, the contents of ' of Bradlsh. A few moments after the I which he has spent a 1 ceremony the honeymoon automobile Is j Ien time ln collect- wrecked, the girl killed and Bradlsh I Ing. He calls It "Listen te These" seriously Injured. j (Doubleday, I'nge & Ce.). They are all ' On his recovery he refuses te accept i ?K'S wnicn nave Deen in print before. I.I.Ih'b lunik no a fnnf TTa In. BABEL his bride s death as a fact. He In gists he meets her en the street at odd times and devotes his life te a search for her. Cunningly, Mr. 9altus gives a hint of explanations a double mental wanderings and the like. Then like a summer storm he clears !..'ni Mn plniul with en uiexnectad ajid simple rcxplanatlen. 3 ACOBS FOR BOOKS 1628 CHB5TNUT STREET NE can read 0 David W nBT77 't BOOK A WEEK" I Broken Stowage" (B. P. Dutten ic Ce.) by Captain Bene with confidence!, that this collection of talcs of the sea is written Captain Bene' out of adequate knewl- it Starlet edge of the subject. bea Stories CfthptMn j,nne,g ,.T,lt BrnKsbeunder" is ad mitted te be an accurate and pic turesque story of life aboard a sailing ship. It has survived many leseer books, and is likely te live se long bb the romance of the sea calJe te men of Imaalnntlen. "Brek Stowage' heVs the same Intlmatfl knowledge of Heme of them are better than ethers. yet no two persons are likely te agree en which are the some and which are the ethers, se widely does taste in humor differ. There is variety enough, however, te suit all tastes. Aa Lincoln once saia or anetner implication, "It B just the kind of a book which will please these who like a book of this mna. A REPRINT by the Themas I. ft- Crevfell Company of lta edition of "The, Complete Poetical Works of Edgar Allan l'ee," aitea ey James A. Harrison and H, A. Stewart, will be wel comed by many read ers. It has a lenir an- preclative Introduction by the late Prof. Charles W. Kent. And It Includes, in addition te the acknewl edged poems, nearly nity pages nt poem attrtouteu te roe, out uet printed ' Its multiplicity of unusual characters. starting out apparently te rob a jew elry salesnlan. Grey finds himself In trigued by a "nester" family new wal lowing In newly found and unexpected wealth. He cnn himself for the role of deus ex machina for this drab, gre tesque temiiy and guiaes tnem through many vicissitudes. Even In the working out of the "love Intercut," Mr. Bench refused te fellow stereotyped chnnnels. The chnrt of his story Is tee unexpected and striking te be spoiled by premature narration. Te the many who leek te a Bex Beach story for strength of plot and character ization and fluency of style, "Flowing Geld" will be a revelation and a de light. Countess de Chambrun'a Nevel The Countess de Chnmbrun, whose first novel, "Piujing With Seuls," Is published by Charles Scribner's Sens, was Miss Clara Longworth, of Cincin nati, a sister of Congressman Nicholas Longworth. She is known In France as a scholar and Investigator, with n doctor's degree from the Sorbenno be stowed by the Faculte des Lettres, Among her works nre "The Sonnets of Shakespeare and "Uievannl Florie, nn Apeetle et the Bennlssance in England in the Time of Shakespeare." As a Shakespearian scholar she is known nil ever the world. The Count de Chnmbrun, her hus band, who is a great-grandson of the Marquis de Lafayette, Is the Colonel de Chambrun, who, as chief liaison officer, was Intimately associated with the American armies in Frnnce. lie Is the author of "The American Army ' In the European uenmct, which th countess translated. Amwwwwvwwwwwwwwwi Mr TlVriTT .TS-m 1SUU1V Hi AUiliUN VjXi Crewelfs Edition of Pem Beeks Wanted i Ciut-ev-vimnt: DOOKS J-UllNlHllKQ. Catalesu laeuxt. K. R, Iloblnaen. lt Blrr HI.. Trer. Nw Tors. TTiT BABEL any of his works during bis lifetime 'S " UNANIMOUS AG A IN 1 1 An Epic of the American Family MIt is a book which mtwt be read by all geed American. It u their dety and will be their pleasure and profit te read it." New Yerk Pett. "Never before has Mrs. Norris prered herself a greater artist than in this book." St Leuis Glabf Democrat. "Mrs. Norris has written a praise worthy book. It is honest. It is true. 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