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NO NAME (SECOND) SERIES.
MY WIFE AND MY WIFE'S
MY WIFE'S SISTER.
““The No Name Series' has had in it so many good novels that to say
“ This is the best," may be called in question. And yet this in many respects is true. The book is remarkable in its naturalness and easiness of belief, even when the incidents are so wholly improbable. The reader stops to wonder at the audacity of the author in taxing the credulity of his readers, but in a moment is swept along into a forgetfulness of all doubt by the ingenuity of the artist who paints the pictures. Without pandering to any depravity
, the story is more excitingly interesting than any French novel of the most famous authors." – Inter-Ocean, Chicago.
“One of the best written and most attractive volumes of the piquant series to which it belongs.” – Portland Press.
“Well maintains the reputation of the remarkable series of which it is the latest volume." - Washington Herald
“ The last No Name' has already been declared by a competent critic the best of the series, and though, remembering certain volumes in the list to which it belongs, we may hesitate to award it that extreme praise, we cannot help acknowledging that it shows a certain quality of excellence more conspicuous than any of its predecessors." — Boston Transcript.
"One of the strongest stories of a sensational kind that we have had presented in the famous series to which it belongs. It is related professedly by a member of a French-American firm settled in Boston in the early part of the century. After a brief episode of his youthful life he visits Paris in 1818, and the scenes are all laid in that capital. The descriptions of the great personages and the life of Paris have an air of vraisemblance which would be worthy of De Foe. The sensational plot of the story is the detection of a convict who has risen to a high rank among the changes subsequent to the French Revolution. In all that makes an absorbingly interesting story this book ranks with the very best of its kind.” – Christian lutelligencer.
If it is not the best of the excellent stories which have appeared in this series, it stands very near to that position. We cannot see how novel readers can fail to enjoy it.” - New Bedford Mercury.
“One of the best novels of the year. The plot might have been constructed by Victor Hugo and the story written by Edward Everett Hale." - New London Telegram.
“ If this does not prove the most popular of the series we shall miss our guess. It is a charming book.'' - Peoria Call.
"My Wife and My Wife's Sister,' the latest novel issued by Messrs. Roberts Brothers in their 'No Name Series,' will rank with the best of its predecessors. It is full of incident, much of it of a dramatic and even startling character; is remarkably well written; is intensely interesting, and can hardly fail to prove among the most popular successes of recent publications. The author, who tells his story in the first person, professes to be a gentleman of Boston birth and French descent. The scene is principally laid in France in the early years of the present century. There is a strong love story connected with it, but the most exciting features of the plot relate to events in Paris society as that society was left after the convulsions that attended the French Revolution had partially subsided. We hear no conjecture as to the identity of this author. His (?) is a practised hand, apparently, in literature, if it has not before appeared in fiction. His narrative power is something remarkable, and can Wardly fail to strongly impress the reader," says the Boston Saturday Gazette.
One Volume. 16mo. Green Cloth. Price, $1.00.
Our publications are to be had of all booksellers. When not to be found, send directly to the publishers,
ROBERTS BROTHERS, Boston.
NO NAME (THIRD SERIES.
“No man or woman can read it without being not only interested and charmed by its subtlety and beauty, but also purified and strengthened by the story of a simple life and a pure love. As the term is usually employed, it is not a novel with a pur. pose,' but it effects the only purpose which is sufficient to justify the writing of any novel – it makes its reader better. No one can peruse its pages without feeling the influence of a sweet, steadfast, honest life simply and brightly told.”' – The Continent.
“ Few lovelier tales than that have been told us. It is so sincere and so pure, such a contrast to the Ouida school. Such a book gives one back one's faith in goodness and truth, - in life lived for duty's sake.” – Mrs. L. C. Moulton.
“We have before us the last publication, 'Princess Amélie,' and have no hesitation in proclaiming it an ingenious, brilliant, and original story. The reader who has gone through with Miss Yonge's beautiful story called “Stray Pearls,' will find in • Princess Arnélie'a continuation of the interest in the stately and splendid old French society of the pre-revolutionary period. ... The writer has with infinite cleverness concealed his or her great coup from the reader ; and we leave the reader to find it
The story is in every way a delightful one; a book that young girls may read with pleasure, and with profit. This time the 'No Name Series 'has scored a success." - Toronto Mail.
"Princess Amélie' is the best volume yet published in the third 'No Name' series. It is called a fragment of autobiography, and the royal love-story is charmingly told. The simple style, and the quaint turn of the plot, give the story an added grace, and one lays it down with a sigh that it should end so soon.” Watchman.
One Volume. 16mo. Brown Cloth. Price, 81.00.
For sale by all booksellers, or mailed, post-paid, on receipt of price, by the publishers,
ROBERTS BROTHERS, BOSTON.