Lloyd Osbourne | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of Lloyd Osbourne.
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SOURCE: A review of The Adventurer, in The Nation, New York, Vol. 85, No. 2214, December 5, 1907, p. 518.

In the following review of The Adventurer, the critic praises Osbourne's versatile imagination and engaging storytelling.

Mr. Osbourne's new story is characteristically ingenious and fantastic. The centre of the stage is held by a wonderful land-going ship, the Fortuna, constructed for the purpose of treasure-hunting beyond the South American llaños. Supported on eight gigantic wheels, and carrying two lofty schooner-rigged masts, she drives, day after day, across the trackless plain, bounding, jolting, careening before the trade-wind—her goal a deserted city of unknown antiquity, where ingots of gold lie stacked in subterranean caverns. The voyage of the Fortuna is full of vicissitudes. There is mutiny among her crew; there are hurricanes and calms, and accidents to gear and canvas; worst of all, there are hordes of screaming, half-naked savages, from whom the...

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