Our autumn holiday on French rivers.
By J. L. Molloy.With Pictorial Title. 16mo, cloth. Price $1. 25.
A quite fascinating book for idle summer days. Mr. Molloy has the true gift of narrating. He is a charming chronicler of the voyage of ‘The Marie’ on the tumultuous Seine, and on the solemn, mighty Loire . . . . A bright, sunny book, so full of pleasant fun and refined enjoyment.Boston Daily Advertiser.
There is not a stupid page in the whole book; every chapter is jolly, fresh, observant; the whole reflects delightfully both the spirit in which the jaunt was undertaken, and that in which the country-side accepted the jovial wanderers. . . An autumn holiday will cause many readers to pass a happy hour or two. It is not stimulative to the brain, it requires no effort of thought; intellectual persons may find it spun out, and serious people discover its levity; but hot and tired people will regret neither the coolness of its main theme nor its happy superficialty.New York Times.
Mr. Molloy has a singularly delicate and quick touch; and his fun and pathos are equally ready and genuine. His little volume of sketches is a rare work; it is in every way charming, full of information, and delicious as the fragrance and savor of a peach grown against a south-looking wall with its crimson cheek set toward the sun. Wherever the lover of pleasant books may be,—in quiet country town, under shade of mighty hills and their pine-forests, or near the sounding promontories of the sea, or if he stay in the heat and noise of the town,—he can have no more delightful reading than this record of an Autumn Holiday on French Rivers.Portland Press.
Sold by all Booksellers. Mailed, post-paid, by the Publishers, Roberts Brothers, Boston.
Roberts Brothers are issuing a charming series of books of out-door life, which is just the kind of books that are called for both by the present season and the growing taste for that kind of recreation. Another one just published is ‘ Our Autumn Holidays on French Rivers,’ by J. L. Molloy, and is as bright, breezy, spirited, and racy of the country life which it depicts, as any one can desire.Hartford Courant.