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Actitioncomposition is now admitted to form an oxtonstro and in portant portion of literature. Well-wrought novels take their rank by the side of real narratives, and are appealed to u evidence in all questions concerning man. In them the customs of countries, the transitions aad shades of character, and even the very peculiarities of costume and dia lect, are curiously preserved ; and the imperishable spirit that surrounde and keeps them for the use of successive generations renders the raritia for ever fresh and green. In the human life is laid down as on a map, The strong and vivid exhibitions of passion and of character which they furnish, acquire and maintain the strongest hold upon the curiosity, and, It may be added, tho affections of every class of roaders; for not only in entertainment in all the various inoods or tragedy and comody provided in their pages, but he who reads them attentively may often obtain, without the bitterness and danger of exporience, that knowledge of his fellowcreatures which but for such aid could, in the majority of cases, bo only coquired at a period of life too late to turn it to account.
This “ Library of Select Novels" will embraco none but such a bavo received the impress of general approbation, or havo beon written by anthors of established character, and the publisbors hope to receive such ancouragement from the public patronage as will enable thorn in the course of time to produce a series of works of uniform appearance, and including most of the really valuable novels and romances that have beya or shall be issued from the molern English and American press.
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HISTORY OF THE JEWS. By the Rev.
H. H. Milman. In 3 vols. 18mo. Illustrated with original Maps and Woodcuts.
« The narrative of the various and highly interesting events in that period flows on in a chaste style; and a thorough knowledge of his subject is evident in every page. The work is spirited, well arranged, and full of information, and of a wise and well-cultivated spirit.”- Atheneum.
“ Professor H. H. Milman is one of the most chaste and classical writers of the age. The History of the Jews embraced in the volumes before us, has already passed through three editions in England, and is highly and justly commended by many of the most respectable periodicals." -N. Yi Journal of Commerce.
“It is written in a very interesting manner-in a more philosophical spirit, and with more depth of reflection, than is generally found in histories of this nature. It is not wanting in historical condensation, and the colouring of the style is lively and picturesque."-N. Y. Evening Post.
LIFE OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTE.
By J. G. LOCKHART, Esq. With copperplate Engravings. In 2 vols. 18mo. u We anticipate a prodigious circulation for this attractive work. It is drawn up with consummate ability. Indeed, we have seldom perused a work more uniformly interesting in its details.”-Sun.
“ It is, unquestionably, in a brief and tangible form, the most popular History of Napoleon that has been yet produced." - Atlas.
“This is a much better book than any other in English on the samo subject."-Atheneum. LIFE OF NELSON. By Robr. SOUTHEY,
Esq. With a Portrait. 18mo. “ This is the best work that ever came from the pen of the laureate, and it is an excellent specimen of biography.”-New-Eng. Palladium.
"The merits of this work are so well known that it is altogether unRecessary to recommend it to our readers."--N. Y. Evening Post.
" Southey's fine and popular biography of Nelson was very muoh wanted, and is now to be had very cheap, in a very neat and convenient form. N. Y. Commercial Advertiser