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  1. [+]
    Among the New Books (8 Reviews)
    Footlights and Spotlights, by Otis Skinner
    1. Footlights and Spotlights by Otis Skinner
    2. Waste by Robert Herrick
    3. These Charming People by Michael Arlen
    4. Furnishing the Little House by Ethel Davis Seal
    5. The Crimson Cloak by Lois Montross
    6. Grace Church and Old New York by William Rhinelander Stewart
    7. The Life of Woodrow Wilson, 1856-1924 by Josephus Daniels
    8. All God's Chillun Got Wings and Welded by Eugene O'Neill
    The Harpers Monthly, June 1924
  2. [+]
    The Bookman's Guide to Fiction (43 Reviews)
    The Green Hat, by Michael Arlen
    1. The Green Hat by Michael Arlen
    2. These Charming People by Michael Arlen
    3. Father Abraham by Irving Bacheller
    4. Peacock Feathers by Temple Bailey
    5. The Divine Lady by E. Barrington
    6. Matilda, Governess of the English by Sophia Cleugh
    7. The Golden Cocoon by Ruth Cross
    8. A Gentleman of Courage by James Oliver Curwood
    9. The Unknown Quantity by Ethel M. Dell
    10. Captain Desmond, V.C. by Maud Diver
    11. Nina by Susan Ertz
    12. So Big by Edna Ferber
    13. The Wolves and the Lamb by J.S. Fletcher
    14. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
    15. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy
    16. The Reckless Lady by Philip Gibbs
    17. The Thundering Herd by Zane Grey
    18. Those Barren Leaves by Aldous Huxley
    19. Youth Rides West by Will Irwin
    20. The Slave Ship by Mary Johnston
    21. The Enchanted Hill by Peter B. Kyne
    22. Rugged Water by Joseph C. Lincoln
    23. The Coming of Amos by William J. Locke
    24. Orphan Island by Rose Macaulay
    25. The Plastic Age by Percy Marks
    26. East of the Setting Sun by George Barr McCutcheon
    27. In a Shantung Garden by Louise Jordan Miln
    28. The Soul of China by Louise Jordan Miln
    29. Rose of the World by Kathleen Norris
    30. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim
    31. Pimpernel and Rosemary by Emmuska Baroness Orczy
    32. The Treasures of Typhon by Eden Phillpotts
    33. Ducdame by John Cowper Powys
    34. The Peasants: Winter by Ladislas Reymont
    35. Red of the Redfields by Grace S. Richmond
    36. St. Martin's Summer by Rafael Sabatini
    37. The Little French Girl by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
    38. The Grub Street Nights Entertainments by J.C. Squire
    39. The Matriarch by G.B. Stern
    40. The Needle's Eye by Arthur Train
    41. Deep in the Hearts of Men by Mary E. Waller
    42. The Old Ladies by Hugh Walpole
    43. Professor! How Could You? by Harry Leon Wilson
    The Bookman, March 1925, pp. 79-80
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    The Bookman's Guide to Fiction (66 Reviews)
    The Green Hat, by Michael Arlen
    1. The Green Hat by Michael Arlen
    2. These Charming People by Michael Arlen
    3. Peacock Feathers by Temple Bailey
    4. To Babylon by Larry Barretto
    5. The Chaste Diana by E. Barrington
    6. The Divine Lady by E. Barrington
    7. The Seven Sleepers by Francis Beeding
    8. Stacey by Alexander Black
    9. Tongues of Fire, and Other Sketches by Algernon Blackwood
    10. Points of Honor by Thomas Boyd
    11. The Specimen Case by Ernest Bramah
    12. O'Malley of Shanganagh by Donn Byrne
    13. Thomas the Imposter by Jean Cocteau
    14. '49: A Novel of Gold by George W. Cronyn
    15. The Riddle of Three-Way Creek by Ridgwell Cullum
    16. A Gentleman of Courage by James Oliver Curwood
    17. The Keys of the City by Elmer H. Davis
    18. The Grand Inquisitor by Donald Douglas
    19. Backfurrow by G.D. Eaton
    20. The Loring Mystery by Jeffery Farnol
    21. So Big by Edna Ferber
    22. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
    23. The Bronze Collar by John Frederick
    24. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy
    25. Gold by Gold by Herbert S. Gorman
    26. The Thundering Herd by Zane Grey
    27. Segelfoss Town by Knut Hamsun
    28. The Early Adventures of Peacham Grew by Roy A. Helton
    29. Trimblerigg by Laurence Housman
    30. Marie Grubbe by Jens Peter Jacobsen
    31. The Shadow Captain by Emilie Benson Knipe and Alden Arthur Knipe
    32. The Enchanted Hill by Peter B. Kyne
    33. He Was a Man by Rose Wilder Lane
    34. Wild Marriage by B.H. Lehman
    35. Rugged Water by Joseph C. Lincoln
    36. Orphan Island by Rose Macaulay
    37. Death in Venice, and Seven Other Stories by Thomas Mann
    38. The Black Cargo by John P. Marquand
    39. Challenged by Helen R. Martin
    40. The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham
    41. The Mirror and the Lamp by William Babington Maxwell
    42. The Moment of Beauty by Samuel Merwin
    43. Mockbeggar by Laurence W. Meynell
    44. In a Shantung Garden by Louise Jordan Miln
    45. Prisoners by Ferenc Molnar
    46. My Name Is Legion by Charles Langbridge Morgan
    47. Cottonwood Gulch by Clarence E. Mulford
    48. Rose of the World by Kathleen Norris
    49. The Best Short Stories of 1924 by Edward J. O'Brien
    50. The Inevitable Millionaires by E. Phillips Oppenheim
    51. Running Special by Frank L. Packard
    52. Drag by William Dudley Pelley
    53. The Peasants by Ladislas Stanisaw Reymont
    54. Red of the Redfields by Grace S. Richmond
    55. Annette and Sylvie by Romain Rolland
    56. Lucienne by Jules Romains
    57. The Carolinian by Rafael Sabatini
    58. The Little French Girl by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
    59. The Rector of Wyck by May Sinclair
    60. The Unholy Experiment by Constance Smedley
    61. The Little Karoo by Pauline Smith
    62. The Matriarch by G.B. Stern
    63. God of Might by Elias Tobenkin
    64. Deep in the Hearts of Men by Mary E. Waller
    65. The Old Ladies by Hugh Walpole
    66. Beau Geste by Percival Christopher Wren
    The Bookman, May 1925, pp. 340-342
  4. [+]
    The Bookman's Guide to Fiction (70 Reviews)
    Shackled, by Achmed Abdullah
    1. Shackled by Achmed Abdullah
    2. A Naked King by Albert Ades
    3. The Golden Village by Joseph Anthony
    4. The Green Hat by Michael Arlen
    5. These Charming People by Michael Arlen
    6. Gone Native by Asterisk
    7. The Fox's Paw by Ramon Perez de Ayala
    8. Peacock Feathers by Temple Bailey
    9. The Divine Lady by E. Barrington
    10. Pipers and a Dancer by Stella Benson
    11. The Motherless by Bengt Berg
    12. The Home-Maker by Dorothy Canfield
    13. R.F.D. No. 3 by Homer Croy
    14. The Gay Conspirators by Philip Curtiss
    15. A Gentleman of Courage by James Oliver Curwood
    16. The Beauty of the Purple by William Stearns Davis
    17. The Finger-Post by Mrs. Henry Dudeney
    18. The King of Elfland's Daughter by Lord Dunsany
    19. Madame Claire by Susan Ertz
    20. Nina by Susan Ertz
    21. Sailor's Wives by Warner Fabian
    22. Thomas the Lambkin, Gentleman of Fortune by Claude Farrere
    23. So Big by Edna Ferber
    24. Entranced by Grace Flandrau
    25. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
    26. Chalk Face by Waldo Frank
    27. The Colour of Youth by V.H. Friedlaender
    28. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy
    29. The Broken Bow by L. Allen Harker
    30. The Grand Duke's Finances by Frank Heller
    31. Balisand by Joseph Hergesheimer
    32. Re-Creations by Grace Livingston Hill
    33. Youth Wins by Muriel Hine
    34. The Oblate of St. Benedict by J.-K. Huysmans
    35. Queen Calafia by Vicente Blasco Ibanez
    36. Recompense by Robert Keable
    37. Marbacka by Selma Lagerlof
    38. How to Write Short Stories by Ring W. Lardner
    39. The Coming of Amos by William J. Locke
    40. The Old Men of the Sea by Compton Mackenzie
    41. The Little Girl, and Other Stories by Katherine Mansfield
    42. The Plastic Age by Percy Marks
    43. Anthony Dare's Progress by Archibald Marshall
    44. In a Shantung Garden by Louise Jordan Miln
    45. Paulus Fy: The History of an Esthete by Helene Mullins and Marie Gallegher
    46. Rose of the World by Kathleen Norris
    47. Julie Cane by Harvey O'Higgins
    48. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim
    49. Viennese Medley by Edith O'Shaughnessy
    50. Semi-Attached by Anne Parrish
    51. Touchdowns by Lawrence Perry
    52. Treasure Trail by Roland Pertwee
    53. Walker of the Secret Service by Melville Davisson Post
    54. Bardelys the Magnificent by Rafael Sabatini
    55. The Little French Girl by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
    56. The Roughneck by Robert W. Service
    57. Arnold Waterlow: A Life by May Sinclair
    58. Golden Ballast by H. De Vere Stacpoole
    59. The Sacrament of Silence by Noel Sylvestre
    60. The Tattooed Countess by Carl Van Vechten
    61. Deep in the Hearts of Men by Mary E. Waller
    62. The Old Ladies by Hugh Walpole
    63. The Innocents by Henry Kitchell Webster
    64. The Apple of the Eye by Glenway Wescott
    65. Old New York by Edith Wharton
    66. The Turn of the Balance by Brand Whitlock
    67. The Prowler by Hugh Wiley
    68. The Thing in the Woods by Harper Williams
    69. Professor! How Could You? by Harry Leon Wilson
    70. The Able McLaughlins by Margaret Wilson
    The Bookman, December 1924, pp. 485-487
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    The Bookman's Guide to Fiction (72 Reviews)
    Prize Stories of 1923,
    1. Prize Stories of 1923
    2. Siege by Samuel Hopkins Adams
    3. These Charming People by Michael Arlen
    4. Black Oxen by Gertrude Atherton
    5. Rapture by Richmond Brooks Barrett
    6. Riceyman Steps by Arnold Bennett
    7. Visible and Invisible by E.F. Benson
    8. King Tommy by George A. Birmingham
    9. Mince Collop Close by George Blake
    10. The Green Bay Tree by Louis Bromfield
    11. A Lost Lady by Willa Cather
    12. Bright Lights by Robert Orr Chipperfield
    13. The Dear Pretender by Alice Ross Colver
    14. The Street of Many Arches by Joan Conquest and Gwen Lally
    15. The Rover by Joseph Conrad
    16. The Alaskan by James Oliver Curwood
    17. The Coast of Folly by Coningsby Dawson
    18. Triumph by Helen Marion Edginton
    19. Madame Claire by Susan Ertz
    20. So Big by Edna Ferber
    21. Prancing Nigger by Ronald Firbank
    22. Guilt by Henry James Forman
    23. Gerald Cranston's Lady by Gilbert Frankau
    24. Stories from "The Midland" by John T. Frederick
    25. Heirs Apparent by Philip Gibbs
    26. Six Days by Elinor Glyn
    27. Seacoast of Bohemia by Louis Golding
    28. The Call of the Canyon by Zane Grey
    29. Without Gloves by James B. Hendryx
    30. The Covered Wagon by Emerson Hough
    31. Mother of Gold by Emerson Hough
    32. Lummox by Fannie Hurst
    33. Down There: A Study in Satanism by Joris-Karl Huysmans
    34. The Pitiful Wife by Storm Jameson
    35. Christopher Columbus by Johannes V. Jensen
    36. Blue Blood by Owen Johnson
    37. The Lady of Pentlands by Elizabeth Jordan
    38. The Steadfast Heart by Clarence Budington Kelland
    39. The Happy Isles by Basil King
    40. Never the Twain Shall Meet by Peter B. Kyne
    41. Doomsland by Shane Leslie
    42. Doctor Nye of North Ostable by Joseph C. Lincoln
    43. John-no-Brawn by George Looms
    44. Here Comes the Sun! by Emilie Loring
    45. Told by an Idiot by Rose Macaulay
    46. The Mystery Woman by Alice MacGowan and Perry Newberry
    47. The Plastic Age by Percy Marks
    48. Hazard by Nancy Barr Mavity
    49. Vindication by Stephen McKenna
    50. Bull-Dog Drummond's Third Round by Herman Cyril McNeile
    51. Half Gods by Lynn Montross
    52. Bread by Charles G. Norris
    53. Butterfly by Kathleen Norris
    54. The Best Short Stories of 1923 by Edward J. O'Brien
    55. The Honourable Jim by Emmuska Orczy
    56. Old Misery by Hugh Pendexter
    57. Easy by Nina Wilcox Putnam
    58. Mistress Wilding by Rafael Sabatini
    59. The Inverted Pyramid by Bertrand W. Sinclair
    60. A Cure of Souls by May Sinclair
    61. Mrs. Phelps' Husband by Adriana Spadoni
    62. Coffins for Two by Vincent Starrett
    63. Empty Hands by Arthur Stringer
    64. The Midlander by Booth Tarkington
    65. The Education of Peter by John Wiley
    66. I, the King by Wayland Wells Williams
    67. Oh, Doctor! by Harry Leon Wilson
    68. The Able McLaughlins by Margaret Wilson
    69. Leave It to Psmith by P.G. Wodehouse
    70. A Poet's Youth by Margaret L. Woods
    71. The Mine with the Iron Door by Harold Bell Wright
    72. Ann's an Idiot by Pamela Wynne
    The Bookman, May 1924, pp. 335-337
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    The Bookman's Guide to Fiction (92 Reviews)
    Stories from the Dial,
    1. Stories from the Dial
    2. The Beast by Luke Allan
    3. These Charming People by Michael Arlen
    4. Peacock Feathers by Temple Bailey
    5. A Handmaid of the Lord by Margaret Culkin Banning
    6. C by Maurice Baring
    7. The Divine Lady by E. Barrington
    8. Tales of the Old-Timers by Frederick R. Bechdolt
    9. Rodman the Boat-Steerer, and Other Stories by Louis Becke
    10. David Blaize of King's by E.F. Benson
    11. Iliana by Konrad Bercovici
    12. A Pilgrimage by Johan Bojer
    13. Encounters by Elizabeth Bowen
    14. The Dark Cloud by Thomas Boyd
    15. The Green Bay Tree by Louis Bromfield
    16. The Three Hostages by John Buchan
    17. The Interpreter's House by Struthers Burt
    18. Blind Raftery by Donn Byrne
    19. The Home-Maker by Dorothy Canfield
    20. A Lovely Day by Henry Ceard
    21. The Lantern on the Plow by George Agnew Chamberlain
    22. Daughters of Eve by Ellery H. Clark
    23. Sunclouds by Octavus Roy Cohen
    24. The Widow's House by Kathleen Coyle
    25. The Shot by Sibyl Creed
    26. A Gentleman of Courage by James Oliver Curwood
    27. One Way Street by Beale Davis
    28. Siege Perilous, and Other Stories by Maud Diver
    29. Many Dogs There Be by Walter A. Dyer
    30. Madame Claire by Susan Ertz
    31. Expectancy by John Eyton
    32. Sailor's Wives by Warner Fabian
    33. So Big by Edna Ferber
    34. A Fool's Hell by Rosita Forbes
    35. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
    36. The Red Thumb Mark by R. Austin Freeman
    37. Brownstone Front by Gilbert W. Gabriel
    38. The Triumph of Gallio by W.L. George
    39. Heirs Apparent by Philip Gibbs
    40. Oil by Walter Gilkyson
    41. The Call of the Canyon by Zane Grey
    42. Sound and Fury by James Henle
    43. Young Archimedes, and Other Stories by Aldous Huxley
    44. Recompense by Robert Keable
    45. Wings by Ethel M. Kelley
    46. The Garden of Folly by Stephen Leacock
    47. The Back of the Book by Margaret Leech
    48. The Coming of Amos by William J. Locke
    49. The Heavenly Ladder by Compton Mackenzie
    50. The Plastic Age by Percy Marks
    51. The House of the Arrow by A.E.W. Mason
    52. East of the Setting Sun by George Barr McCutcheon
    53. The Priceless Pearl by Alice Duer Miller
    54. In a Shantung Garden by Louise Jordan Miln
    55. Pandora Lifts the Lid by Christopher Morley and Don Marquis
    56. Keeping the Peace by Gouverneur Morris
    57. The Devonshers by Honore Willsie Morrow
    58. The Spanish Farm by R.H. Mottram
    59. The Callahans and the Murphys by Kathleen Norris
    60. Rose of the World by Kathleen Norris
    61. Devil Dare by Alfred Ollivant
    62. The Locked Book by Frank L. Packard
    63. The Red Riders by Thomas Nelson Page
    64. The Barbarian Lover by Margaret Pedler
    65. Other People's Lives by Henry Albert Phillips
    66. Rue with a Difference by Charles Recht
    67. Proud Flesh by Lawrence Rising
    68. Sails of Sunset by Cecil Roberts
    69. The High Altar by Agnes Edwards Rothery
    70. Bardelys the Magnificent by Rafael Sabatini
    71. The Historical Nights' Entertainment by Rafael Sabatini
    72. Talk by Emanie N. Sachs
    73. Masquerading Mary by Emma Speed Sampson
    74. The Little French Girl by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
    75. The Way of the Buffalo by Charles Alden Seltzer
    76. The Roughneck by Robert W. Service
    77. Porto Bello Gold by Arthur D. Howden Smith
    78. The Uncertain Feast by Solita Solano
    79. Who Would Be Free by Marian Spitzer
    80. Dalla the Lion-Cub by Cynthia Stockley
    81. The Double Cross by A.E. Thomas
    82. The Needle's Eye by Arthur Train
    83. The Tattooed Countess by Carl Van Vechten
    84. Sunrise by Marie Van Vorst
    85. Deep in the Hearts of Men by Mary E. Waller
    86. Gordon of the Lost Lagoon by Robert Watson
    87. The Innocents by Henry Kitchell Webster
    88. Old New York by Edith Wharton
    89. The Fire in the Flint by Walter Francis White
    90. Charis Sees It Through by Margaret Widdemer
    91. The Able McLaughlins by Margaret Wilson
    92. The Shirt by Peter E. Wright
    The Bookman, November 1924, pp. 333-336