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The City of New York Catalog of Books for Public School Library

Tales from Shakespeare

"It is one of those children's books which to reopen in after life is like revisiting some sunny old garden, some favorite haunt of childhood, where every nook and cranny seems famliar and calls up a thousand pleasant memories." -- Anne Gilchrist

"Not a mere prose version of the plays for juvenile amusement but a critical introduction to the study of Shakespeare in the finest sense."



The Rose and The Ring

A delightful fairy tale with a touch of satire. The magic rose and the magic ring have equally the property of making the weaver seem beautiful and lovable. Thackeray illustrated the book himself with many odd drawings.

Note:  Gutenberg has the book, but Google Books has the book with Thackeray's original illustrations.


One of the most successful examples of modern romantic fiction. It displays great familiarity with oriental customs and habits of mind, good constuctive ability and vivid powers of description." The sea fight between the triremes of the Romans and the pirates and the chariot race in Antioch, are intensely exciting episodes.  The City of New York Catalog of Books for Public School Library, 1904

Ulysses S. Grant

"It seems to me the very best short biography which has ever been writen of any prominent American. A masterpiece of eloquent condensation, without the slightest sacrifice of historical perspective. It is noble in manner and noble in mattter." -- Theodore Roosevelt.

Children's Stories in American Literature 1660-1860

Volume I. Contains sketches of Audubon, Irving, Cooper, Bryant, Prescott, Whittier, Hawthorne, Bancroft, Poe, Emerson, Longfellow, Motley, Stowe, Lowell, Parkman and Holmes. Volume II. Contains sketches of G. W. Curtis, R. H. Stoddard, C. D. Warner, Edward Eggleston, E. C. Stedman, Bret Harte, Bayard Taylor, Howelols, Aldrich, Fiske, Mark Twain, and many other modern writers.


Ramona was immensely popular almost immediately upon its release in 1884, with more than 15,000 copies sold in the ten months before Jackson's death in 1885. One year after her death, the North American Review called it "unquestionably the best novel yet produced by an American woman" and named it, along with Uncle Tom's Cabin, one of two most ethical novels of the 19th century. Sixty years after its publication, 600,000 copies had been sold. There have been over 300 reissues to date and the book has never been out of print.