The many thousands who have read and admired that charming idyl of New England coast life, Captain January, will gladly welcome another story from the pen of its gifted author. —The Dial.
155 pages. $8.50
Jacques De Arthenay, known as Rosin the Beau, recollects coming of age in mid-19th-century Maine, and a trip to his ancestral homeland in the south of France, in a memoir to his young friend Melody. Jacques moves between rural America and his life as a shoemaker and fiddle player, and the pastoral ease of aristocratic Europe, finding his way through love and loss on his path to becoming a true gentleman. Rosin the Beau is a sequel to Marie, and a prequel to Melody.
78 pages. $7.50
Originally published in 1895, Laura E. Richards’ funny, charming short stories “Jim of Hellas, or In Durance Vile” and “The Troubling of Bethesda Pool” are rarely found in print. In “Jim of Hellas,” an island town of eccentric old sea captains meets a charismatic Greek sailor. “Bethesda Pool” is a taciturn and solitary innkeeper who makes a grand gesture to help a young acquaintance.
The stories in this volume are just as exquisitely picturesque as the others. —Minneapolis Journal.
128 pages. $8.50
Originally published in 1894 and rarely found in print, Marie is a prequel to the other books and stories in the “Melody” series By Laura E. Richards. Most versions of Marie that can be found online are incomplete. This edition was carefully compiled and adapted from various print versions.
Seldom has Mrs. Richards drawn a more irresistible picture, or framed one with more artistic literary adjustment. —The Boston Herald.
142 pages. $8.50. Illustrated.
Melody is the sweet tale of a 12-year-old blind girl, set in 19th-century New England. Originally published in 1893, it is the first of Laura E. Richards’ “Melody” series, the rest of which are Marie (1894), “Bethesda Pool” (1895), and Rosin the Beau (1898). Illustrations by Frank T. Merrill.
The quaintly pretty, touching, old-fashioned story is told with perfect grace; the few persons who belong to it are touched in with distinctness and with sympathy.
—The Milwaukee Sentinel
101 pages. $7.50
Originally published in 1892, this volume collects the two short stories “Narcissa, or The Road to Rome” and “In Verona.” Both stories are set in 19th-century rural Maine, and play on small New England towns sharing names with venerable old European cities.
Each is a simple, touching, sweet little story of rustic New England life, full of vivid pictures of interesting characters, and refreshing for its unaffected genuineness and human feeling. —The Congregationalist
120 pages. $8.50
Originally published in 1891, Captain January is the story of an old lighthouse keeper and Star, his foundling daughter. One of Laura E. Richards’ most popular books. Lightly edited for content. Illustrations by Frank T. Merrill.
A charming idyl of New England coast life. … One reads it, is thoroughly charmed by it, tells others, and so … enlarging the circle of its delighted admirers.