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"A MOST CHARMING AND PIQUANT STORY."
HUNTING THE ROMANTIC;
ADVENTURES OF A NOVEL READER.
From the French of Jules Sandeau.
PRICE 50 CENTS IN PAPER; 75 CENTS IN CLOTH
Notices of the Press.
"A capital translation from Jules Sandeau's LA CHASSE AU ROMAN. The hero of the tale is crazed by novel reading and runs up and down the earth, in search of the romantic, like a modern Don Quixote. He is finally cured by the artifice of a lady, by whom he is inspired with the tender passion. It is one of the most amusing stories we ever read."-Commercial Advertiser.
"A charmingly told story, full of incidents, abounding in humor, and, withal, pointing a moral, such as should ever adorn a tale. We will not spoil the interest of the story by detailing the exploits of the hero, for we should spoil the reader's enjoyment of as pleasant a series of incidents and equivoques, as he would ever wish to peruse. The work, too, is entirely free from any of the usually objectionable accompaniments of the modern French school of fiction."-Home Journal.
The translation is well done; and the spirit and delicacy of sentiment which pervade the original, are happily preserved. The hero is a sentimental young gentleman, constantly led astray through the false aspect with which his own imagination invests every incident and object-a male Lydia Languish-and the mishaps of his romantic and impassioned aspirations are infinitely amusing. He is repre sented as possessed of sensibility and refinement, but as credulous and simple. minded, ignorant of the world and human nature, and trusting implicitly the views of both exhibited in works of fiction."-Journal of Commerce.
"This is a translation of the admirable little work of JULES SANDEAU, 'La Chasse au Roman," in which are portrayed the miseries and discomfitures of a romantic young gentleman, who, brought up a novel reader, disdains accessible pleasures, and the affections which find cultivation and gratification in the ordinary routine of life, and seeks in Italy to encounter banditti, jealous husbands and to satisfy his soul by wild and passionate love. After adventures, the catastrophes of most of which are comic, he is cheated into his senses and restored to happiness by the heroine of the piece."-Albany Atlas.
"An amusing and not uninstructive tale built upon the longing for romantic adventure, the desire to become "an object of interest," which is found in many young and some old persons. The style is light and piquant, but on the whole decidedly readable. The incidents are of more than ordinary interest."-Courier and Enquirer.
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