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Mr. George V. Cable' s reply to the critica of "The Freedmen's Case in Equity" wil I appear in the September Century under the title, "The Silent South." Harry Fenn, the landscape artist, illustratea un artlcle by hisdaughtcr toappear in the next number of the Century. It describes farm lifenear hondón, "Ainong the Red Koofs of Sussex." ...?f?Lloïïinfi tllc LrollP of Oarrison papers mine Aujfuei. yycuíULj, .l. o_r__!. number will contain an account of the persecution of Prudenee Crandall in 1833 l'or endeavoring to establish a school for " young ladies and miases of color." Tlie article is called " Connecticut in the Mi[dle Ages." Mr. L. Alm.i Tadema contributes tlie fiontispiece to the September number of the Magazine of Art. The picture is taken trom the origina) In the (irosvenor Gallery, and Is called "Who is it." Tbree girls are on the top of a house and one is peepinji over the rampart to sec who is coming. Another page picture is " Unvalued Liberty," trom the original by Kaulbaclt - un oíd monk has opened the window of liis crll to let a bird fly from its cage, but the bird prefers captivity with the the old friar to liberty without hlm. "The Secret," from Mr. E. ltluir Leightou's Royal Academy, picture isgivenanotherpage. There is another paper on " The Dart ; " following this comes Mr. Austin Dobsrm wilh a paper on the l'olish etcber-pnlnter, David Chodowleckt, illnstrated. This in turn is followed by Mr. Andrew Lang in a poete, " On Caláis Bands," Mlntrated. In the paper on ''The Romance of Art," we ;ne introduced to a convent room nt Parma, decorated by Correggio, attheinstigatton of an extravagant Abbess, with luxurioustastes, Donna Giovanna, daagh' ter of an illustrioua noble of Parma. From this we turn to " The Book of Kembrandt," a clever review of 'TGEuvre de Hembraiult," by Eugene Dutnit. Then comes a most charming artiele on " Old London Doorways," by Percy Fltzgerald, illustruted. Harry V. Barnett contiuues the controversy on "Drawlngin Elementary Schools," and the editor contributes a lively paper on current art. - Cassell fc Company, Limited, New York, $2.5U a year. In her new novel of "Aulnay Towcr," Rlanche Willis Howard has produced a story which, for absorbing interest, brilliancy of style, cbarin of graphic diameter drawing and exquisita literary quality, will hold lts rank among the best work ín American fletion. The book forms the initial volume of thenewpublishing house of Messrs. Ticknor & Company of Boston, buocessors to J. R. Osgood & Co., and it is quite wortliy to inaugúrate the work of an honored house. "Aulnay Tower" is, essentially a love story; In it line character-drawing is introduced, and the martial clang of war resounds, while intcrludes of the sweetest peace, of walks and words by twilight among the acacias, are seattered tbrough. It is essentially an artistic novel, and in these days of ficlion which is but a trick of speculative analysU, or fiction which is but a sligbtly idealized repnrtorial record. Miss Howard has created her own precedent and producod a style of novel which is original, fascinating and exquisite in its method. Her cliaractersare those of every day Hfe, but sulliciently idealized to make her work, wh:it the novel should be, a work of art. The work commends itself by its authorsliip, and answers the best expectationsof those who know Miss Howard's quality and those to whom the traditions of the publMmig house from which it comes aie a secure assu ranee of good work. The tale has all the vivaclty and grace which mado One Summer " so widely popular, and it has jrreatly more than those thingl to cOmmend it. It is a much more ambitimis attempt, for one thlng, and the ambiUon Is satisfactorily achieved. The book sparkles from bezinning to end. It is not a great novel, but one tliat everybody who has a partiële of freshness "in bis spirit will eujoy reading. The New York Tribune says: i Apart from the plot the story is very well written. The descrlptiong of such fragmenta of war-scenes as come in view are extremely vivid and picturesque. There is power as well as i'ie-hiiess in the style, anda marked advance In grasp of her subject over the author's foriner novéis. "Guenn," though clever, is uot a little morbid, but no fault can be found with "Aulnay Tower," which is bright, wholesome, full of lieulthy sentiment. Altogether, her last story is a charming and brilliaut one, and i ¦aimot but add to her reputation. Sent, postpuid, on receipt of price by the publhers. Ticknor & (Jompany, Jioston.


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