Can a man marry a woman twenty years his senior— and be happy and remain true to the wife of his choice? This—and the Biblical quotation from the Song of Solomon: "Love is strong as death, jealousy is cruel as the grave; the coals thereof are coals of fire which hath a most vehement flame"—is the basis of Mrs. Deland's latest novel. This book by its sheer bigness of theme, will rank above even The Iron Woman and The Awakening of Helena Ritchie.
New York! The Vertical City! Fannie Hurst has daringly inquired into the lives of people who live dangerously in this greatest of all monolithic cities, and pictured them for us in six whirlwind sketches. You will never again think of this author's shorter work as merely snort stories, for they are more than that—they are vivid impressions of life.
Mystery, love, and strong personalities are brought together in this latest Kelland story. It tells how a girl made weak and effete by the society of the city regained her womanhood when she was thrown among those who still believe in the power of their fists—and how a rich, hypocritical, old lumberman and guardian of his wealthy society-loving niece tried to save her soul by breaking her spirit.
Arthur O. Friel comes forward with a story of the wildest kind of adventure in the only place in America where there are still cannibals. It is the strange story of a man who thought he had killed another and to escape punishment by death fled to Peru. Adventures more exciting than Tarzan's in a land more weird and wonderful.