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MR. LOUIS ZANGWILL’S WORKS.
A Drama in Dutch.
Spectator: Certainly a book which has not merely cleverness but real vitality.
Speaker: Deliciously original … and told with great spirit, humor and dramatic vigor.
“T. P.” in Weekly Sun: What a delightful creation Mrs. de Griendt is! Indeed I should have personally been glad if we had had more of her…. I think the reader will agree with me that I have not exaggerated the literary merit of this exquisitely-described scene.
The World and a Man.
Academy: A masterful novelist.
Illustrated London News: One of the cleverest novels of the day.
Pall Mall Gazette: Finely told…. It is an achievement in a high form of art.
Daily Chronicle: It contains many passages which the greatest masters in the same genre might have been proud to have written.
The Beautiful Miss Brooke.
Brooklyn Eagle: A brilliant bit of work.
Detroit Free Press: He has analyzed with ability and finish…. This is a story to be admired for its discernment and its originality.
Boston Beacon: The story is thoroughly entertaining and well done, … and in analysis of character, force, and directness, it exceeds the author’s previous essays in fiction.
Chicago Record: Very few recent novels which have come out of England will compare with this story in two points—absolute conciseness of form and analysis of motive…. Here is a theme of vital truthfulness and Mr. Louis Zangwill has dealt with it with the hand of a master of form….
A Nineteenth Century Miracle.
Academy: As tantalizing a problem as was ever bound in cloth.
Pall Mall Gazette: As tangled a skein as ever the brain of Gaboriau evolved.
Daily Chronicle: We have seldom read a better piece of mystification.
Morning Leader: It would probably defy the most ingeniously imaginative reader to make in the course of the story even an approximate leap toward the heart of the miracle that Louis Zangwill has wrought for his astonishment.