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With The Failures, The Gargoyle, In His House, Madonna and The Man Masterful

One-act American plays. $1.35 net; by mail, $1.43.

These one-act plays, in which the author wividly-portrays American types of to-day, though serious in tone, are perfectly practical for clever amateurs and especially available for club discussion and reading. There are no difficulties in the stage directions, but the characters are clearly defined and all essentials for acting and reading thoroughly indicated. They are studies in consequences and readjustments, being, in fact, a. further expression of some preceding situation. Each play is, therefore, the epitome of a larger drama which is suggested in the background. Embers shows the influence of an ideal on a life; The Failures portrays what love may become in weak characters. The Gargoyle is ananalysis of the pathos and insincerity of the literary temperament, while In His House and The Man Masterful are intimate studies of marriage. Madonna is a delicate picture of a girl's psychology on her weeding eve.


Allison's L>ad, The Hundredth Trick, The Weakest Link, The Snare and the Fowler, The Captain of ThE Gate, The Dark of the Dawn

By the co-author of the play, " The Road to Yesterday," and author of the novels, " The Making of Christopher Ferringham,'" " Blount of Breckenhow," etc. 12mo. $1.35 net; by mail, $1.45.

Six stirring one-act war plays. Five of them occur at night, and most of them in the dread .pause before some mighty conflict. Three are placed in Cromwellian days, one is at the close of the French Revolution, another at the time of the Hundred Years' War, and the last during the Thirty Years' War. The author has most ingeniously managed to give the feeling of big events, though employing but few players. Perfectly practical for performance by clever amateurs; at the same time they make decidedly interesting reading.

"The technical mastery of Miss Dix is great, but her spiritual mastery is greater. For this "book lives in memory, and the spirit of its teachings is, in a most intimate sense, the spirit of its teacher, … Noble passion holding the balance between life and death is the motif sharply outlined and vigorously portrayed. In each interlude the author has seized upon a vital situation and has massed all her forces so as to enhance its significance."−Boston Transcript. (Entire notice on application to the publishers.)

"Highly dramatic episodes, treated with skill and art … a high pitch of emotion."—New York Sun.