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Some Recent Fiction 

In the House of Her Friends. New York: Robert Grier Cooke, In- 
corporated. 1906. 

The fact that the author's name is not given with this book is 
more piquing than usual, for it appears to be written from the 
inside distinctly, and is a remarkably clear presentation. It 
has to do with a college located in a small town and the various 
phases of such life are minutely and accurately given. The de- 
scriptions of faculty meetings, the Dean's duties and relations 
to the faculty, the student life, college functions, alumni move- 
ments, the many privations from small salaries, and occasional 
animosities and personal differences are full and intimate. 

The story as a story is a sad one; but has both strength and 
interest in the exactness of portrayal, the unusual atmosphere, 
and an insistent personal note. 

The Master Man. New York: John Lane Company. 1906. London: 
John Lane, The Bodley Head. $ 1.50. 

"The Master Man," which is offered anonymously, is the 
story of a life of single-hearted devotion led by a doctor in a 
small Virginian town near Charlottesville. The style is simple 
and sincere, and the incidents those of the time and place. The 
details of a doctor's busy life in a semi-rural community are 
clearly presented, and the self-sacrifice is impressed by the 
physician's death from a heart attack, when he was returning 
home one winter's night from a charity call. 

The Amulet. A Novel. By Charles Egbert Craddock. New York: The 
Macmillan Company. 1906. 

After a period of silence, Miss Murfree presents to her large 
circle of readers in "The Amulet," a historical novel dealing 
with the British occupancy of Fort Prince George, near the 
Great Smoky Mountains, about 1763. Her usual broad, whole- 
some view of life animates the book; and the accounts of fort