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The large number of awards given to Charles Lainer, the photographer of 31 Third Street, by the Mechanics' Fair during the last season, are convincing evidence of the excellence of workmanship to which he has attained. In all branches of his art he secured prizes. His exhibit was one of the principal attractions at the art gallery. The superiority of his skill in his profession was shown in all the many indications of the true artist. In all sizes, and in the naturalness and life-like finish of his work, the perfection be had attained towas remarked. Few artists can so thorough. ly satisfy their patrons in all the details of his professional work as can this painstaking artist.

THE GREAT AMERICAN NOVEL,

So long looked for and so frequently announced, has at last been written.

Its title is

RAMONA :

A Story. By Helen Jackson, (H. H.)

The Atlantic Monthly says of the author that she is "a Murillo in literature," and that the story "is one of the most artistic creations of American literature." Says a lady, herself an author: "To me it is the most distinctive piece of work we have had in this country since 'Uncle Tom's Cabin,' and its exquisite finish of style is beyond that classic." "The book is truly an American novel," says the Boston Advertiser. "Ramona is one of the most charming creations of modern fiction," says Charles D. Warner, in the Hartford Courant. "The romance of the story is irresistibly fascinating," says The Independent.

"The best novel written by a woman since George Eliot died, as it seems to me, is Mrs. Jackson's 'Ramona.' What action is there! What motion! How entrainant it is! It carries us along as if mounted on a swift horse's back, from beginning to end, and it is only when we return for a second reading that we can appreciate the fine handling of the characters, and especially the Spanish mother drawn with a stroke as keen and firm as that which portrayed George Eliot's 'Dorothea.'"-T. W. Higginson, in Harper's Bazar. Some enthusiastic Eastern critic finds in "Ramona" The Great American Novel. We had supposed that criticism had forgotten that title; but since it is still extant, we take occasion to say that while Mrs. Jackson's story is not the great American novel, it is beyond comparison the best California novel that has yet been written. Yet there is no breach of probability in it; the story unfolds itself as naturally as life. It is hardly like a novel with a plot at all; it is almost as if Mrs. Jackson were narrating some real history of the life of some one she had known. It is hard to say adequately how pretty and tender and complete it all is.-Overland Monthly. Large 12 mo., Cloth Gilt, Price $1.50.

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