Brief Mention.

Kenneth Grahame is one of those delicate
humorists, with Mr. Le Gallienne at their
head, who cultivate a precocity in style. But
Mr. Grahame has manliness united with his
delicacy, and he writes charmingly of chil-
dren, which is his favorite subject. He
has now gathered in a book entitled
" The Golden House, " published daintily in
yellow buckram by Stone & Kimball, the
sketches dealing with a household of English
children, whose adventures have lightened
the pages of several periodicals of late months,
including Chap Book. The author apologizes
for including in " The Golden House " several
stories which were used in his " Pagan Pa-
pers. " Grown folk should not mistake " The
Golden House " for a book for children. One
must cease to be a child before one appre-
ciates the humors and the beauty of child-

A brace of naughty books of short stories
has just come like a pair of partridges with
the tag of the " Keynote " series of Robert
Bros. " Monochromes " contains six sketch-
es by Ella D'Arcy, who has been contributing
to the Yellow Book, and one of whose stories
in the present volume will also be found in
the current number of the saffron periodical.
One has already reviewed " The Pleasure
Pilgrim, " and one's experience in reading
it does not tempt one to become better ac-
quainted with Miss D'Arcy's writings. The
heroine of " The Pleasure Pilgrim, " the
reader should know, is the typical American
girl (as conceived by the English female in-
tellect) who roves about the continent insist-
ing on kissing all the males who win her
favor. She finally runs against an affectioned
ass of an Englishman who positively refuses
to be kissed. And the American girl, who
by the way is rich, promptly commits suicide.
" Isn't it a likely story? " as a line in an ob-
scure English song runs.


 MLA citation:
 Rev. of The Yellow Book 5. Chicago Daily Tribune 22 June 1895: 10. The Yellow Nineties Online. Ed. Dennis Denisoff and Lorraine Janzen Kooistra. Ryerson University, 2011. Web. [Date of access].