2015-16 Westphalia Press Catalog - Page 24

Fiction The Wizard by H. Rider Haggard The Wizard is centered on a missionary named Owen, has to endure various trials at the hands of African tribal magicians, and discovers his own ability to predict the future and manipulate nature. The trademark Sir Henry Rider Haggard themes are much in evidence, particularly the confrontation of the West with African traditional values. Espionage! by H. R. Berndorff, Translated by Bernard Miall Hans Rudolf Berndorff (1895-1963) was born in Düsseldorf, Germany. Espionage! was his first book. Hanne Hieber, in the Journal of Intelligence History, describes the work as the most influential fiction text in its subject area, praising its originality. The full story of Berndorff’s ability to remain untouched by a war that destroyed so many writers has never been fully told. Frank Merriwell's School Days by Burt L. Standish William George “Gilbert” Patten (1866-1945) wrote the Frank Merriwell novels, producing one a week for over 20 years. The almost perfect hero, Frank never drank or smoked and was tops at all sports. This early prep school story lays the foundation for many of Frank’s subsequent adventures at Yale. Old-World Japan: Legends of the Land of the Gods by Frank Rinder Frank Rinder (1863-1937) was the art correspondent of the Glasgow Herald and adviser to the National Gallery in Melbourne, Australia. His other books included a history of the Royal Scottish Academy and a study of the etchings of D.Y. Cameron. He selected Thomas Heath Robins (1869-1953) to do the illustrations for his Japan book. Eben Holding's Last Day A-Fishing by Irving Bacheller Addison Irving Bacheller (1859-1950) wrote a great deal of fiction drawing on life in the Adirondacks of New York State. His works were often best sellers, including Eben Holden: A Tale of the North Country, The Light in the Clearing, and A Man for the Ages. Harvard Episodes by Charles Macomb Flandrau When this book first appeared in 1897, the student newspaper the Harvard Crimson, was upset. The book is, however, engrossing and exceedingly clever. A distinct power of analysis and observation appears in every story, clear vision combining with fearless statement to produce conviction in the reader's mind. 24