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[Review of The Wife of His Youth]

From Loring, Short & Harmon

Chesnutt, Charles W. THE WIFE OF HIS YOUTH AND OTHER STORIES OF THE COLOR LINE With Illustra. tone by Clyde O. De Land Boston and New York Houghton, Mifflin & Co. $1.50

Many readers will remember with pleasure the "Conjure Woman" by Charles W. Chesnutt. He being one of the few who can write such good stories of the colored people. His latest is a volume of short stories, which is called "The Wife of His Youth." In this volume, as in "The Conjure Woman," Mr. Chesnutt shows himself possessed of many of the most important qualities essential to the successful writer of fiction; and one of these is the combination of an excellent style with a distinct gift to interest readers. The other stories are "Her Virginia Mammy" "The Sheriff's Children" "A Matter of Principle" Cicely's Dream" "The Passing of Grandison" "Uncle Wellington's Wives," "The Bouquet" and "The Web of Circumstance." It is remarkably well illustrated by Clyde O. DeLand. Published by Houghton, Mifflin & Co. For sale in Portland by Loring, Short & Harmon.