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The American Novel
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Carl Van Doren
The American Novel.
a study of German military pride against the background of the Black Forest, and
The Cigarette-Makers Romance
(1890), rapid, exciting, moving, transacts its charming drama among the artisans of Munich;
In the Palace of the King
(1900) is a chapter from the romantic history of Don John of Austria;
(1905) and its sequels
The Divas Ruby
(1908) all concern themselves with Europeanchiefly Englishmusical life;
(1894), and its sequel
(1895) have their scenes laid, though not always convincingly, in and about New York.
On the whole, however, the Italian novels are best of all, though several of them which Crawford wrote toward the end of his life add little to the total sum.
The Children of the King
(1892), recounting the fatal love of a common sailor for a lady, glows with the romantic ardor which temporarily satisfies all but the sternest realistic dispositions.
(1893), as lifelike and vigorous a book as any Crawford wrote, seems to derive some power from its connection with the Saracinesca group.
(1896) have all helped one another to reputation by the fact that they make up a cycle dealing generally with the same persons and centered about the fortunes of one great patriarchal house. In the first of the series Giovanni Saracinesca, only son of the old Prince of that name, loves and wins Corona dAstrardente, whom the Roman world holds to be unquestionably the most superb woman in Europe. In
Giovanni, who is also Prince of Sant
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