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An heroic portrait of a workish clerk, one of Henry James’s most charming books. With all the whimsicality and playfulness of James’s imagination, the hero and heroine evade the routine by skilfully intervening in their acquaintances’ affairs, and they are forced to make many diverting adventures in London, because a huge cart lies on the road in which the hero is trapped. Oddly enough, the plot thickens with the appearance of a character – Susan Glas-gow, a Scotswoman of robust physique and astute mind – but James does not reveal her until near the end of the book, and he is a master at leading the reader up the garden path and then revealing the surprise in the end.
A painstaking treatment of the writings of Ephraim Chambers, the first book ever published in America. This enterprising young Scotchman, known to his intimate friends as Evan Johnstone, went from Scotland to New York in 1726, where he joined the company of Lord Loudon, a Scotchman whose interests encompassed not only trade, politics, science, and literature, but also a passionate, keen interest in the Greco-Roman world and its classical writers. As Chambers later recorded in his famous Cyclopaedia, the political and economic outlook of New York at this time was dismal, and the Farmer’s Register, in which Chambers was a co-publisher, was read by few. Journal of the American Revolution attempts no attempt to summarize the life of Chambers. He deserves a better fate. One thing it does, however, is to give new and more accurate information on the history of the book trade in America. The book publisher’s notes and the foreword to the first edition are informative. The translation itself, by Thomas Frognall Dibdin, was printed in Dublin in 1800; this is the most accurate, since Chambers himself is responsible for most of the material in the front and back of the book. CS Wall Hack Full Indirl is a faithful rendering of the original. It does, however, fall into the many traps which Chambers often fell into, and this results in some literary faults. The book, however, is still a useful Cyclopaedia. Those who are serious and are trying to acquire a knowledge of the Greco-Roman world will find this a valuable addition to their libraries.