--We have received from the publishers, Messrs. West
, the first part of this long-expected and intensely dramatic work, which has created such an immense serration in Europe
Although partaking of the exaggeration of the modern French school of fiction, it is a work of great power and eloquence, and will be read with absorbing interest.
--such is the title of this first part — is a complete novel in itself, and will shortly be followed by Cosette,
an equally interesting romance; the opening chapters, by the way, contain the most graphic description of the battle of Waterloo
we have seen anywhere.
The whole series, consisting of five parts, will be issued in four volumes — the third and fourth parts constituting one volume.
Let every novel reader get a copy of Fantine.