The objects of this Handbook are:— (1)
To mention the chief novels of important recent
(2) To show what kind of novels they write. (3) To tell what some of the leading novels are about. (4) To give a brief sketch of the writer’s career. (5) To show something of public opinion concerning
(6) To illustrate the struggle of authors for a footing.
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