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Another volume in Holt's ongoing "Heart of the Oak Sea Classics" series, this 1842 novel follows the title character through many adventures on the high seas. LJ reviewer Louis J. Parascandola edited this volume and wrote the introduction. Teljes értékelés elolvasása

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286. oldal - It is scarcely surprising that Harrison Ainsworth should have secured to himself a very wide popularity, when we consider how happily he has chosen his themes. Sometimes, by the luckiest inspiration, he has chosen a romance of captivating and enthralling fascination, such as ' Crichton,' the
289. oldal - That young lady has a talent for describing the involvements and feelings and characters of ordinary life, which is to me the most wonderful I ever met with.
287. oldal - Words ; comprising also a Synopsis of Words differently pronounced by different Orthoepists, and Walker's Key to the Classical Pronunciation of Greek, Latin, and Scripture Proper Names. A new edition, revised and enlarged by CA GOODRICH, Professor in Yale College: with the addition of a Vocabulary of Modern Geographical Names and their pronunciation. With Portrait of Dr. Webster. The new words that have been added amount to several thousands, and the Dictionary now contains 27,000 words more than...
286. oldal - But the readers of Mr. Ainsworth — and they now number thousands upon thousands — need hardly be informed of this ; and now that a uniform illustrated edition of his works is published, we do not doubt but that this large number of readers even will be considerably increased.
285. oldal - The above are printed on superior paper, bound in cloth. Each volume is embellished with an Illustration ; and this Standard Edition is admirably suited for private, select, and public Libraries. The odd Numbers and Parts to complete volumes may be obtained...
287. oldal - The present edition is in a handsome portable form — imperial octavo; it is clearly and correctly printed, upon moderately thick paper; and it is sold at a price proportioned rather to the wants of the public than to its intrinsic cost — so cheap is it, compared with other similar publications.
118. oldal - ... it is true, but her spars were not injured. I then turned my eyes upon the masts and rigging of the Stella: apparently, the damage done was about equal to that received by the Arrow; our sails were torn, but our spars were unscathed. The water was smooth, although the breeze was fresh, and both schooners were running at the rate of six or seven miles an hour ; but the Stella had evidently the advantage of sailing, and forereached upon her opponent.
286. oldal - Admirable Crichton.' Sometimes the scene and the very title of some renowned structure, a palace, a prison, or a fortress. It is thus with the ' Tower of London,' ' Windsor Castle,

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