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MEMOIRS OF A PUBLISHER. By George Haven Putnam. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. (1865-1915.)

Few men are given such an opportunity of forming interesting relations with interesting people as the modern publishers. Those who play any large part in the conduct of the world's affairs or in the advancement of knowledge,-statemen, soldiers, philosophers, scholars, travellers, and the rest,—all, nowadays, are tempted to become authors and to seek fame in a world of readers by the publication of a book. Thus the memoirs of Major G. H. Putnam, author and head of the well-known publishing firm, are more than the memoirs of a man of letters. Out of seventeen chapters, only five deal directly with publishing. The rest contain reminiscences of interesting friends and acquaintances or relate experiences of Major Putnam as a citizen of the world. There are, for instance, chapters on work for the grand jury and work for the city, together with frank but kindly accounts of the author's relations with such men as Roosevelt, Kitchener, Carl Schurz, Edward Freeman and many of the dons of Oxford and Cambridge.

The main interest of the volume, however, is certainly literary, for it is written from the point of view of one who is by vocation a man of letters. It lays before us the larger aspects of the big business of publishing; and it does this with a personal touch and in a candid, straightforward style which engage the reader's attention and confidence.

G. T.

Legends of GoDS AND GHOSTS (Hawaiian Mythology). Collected and translated from the Hawaiian. By W. D. Westervelt. Boston: Geo. H. Ellis Company. 1915.

These legends exhibit surprising variety of subject-matter and treatment, from pure nature myth with delicacy of coloring and vividness of imagination, to gruesome tales of cannibal dogs and cannibal ghosts, of shark-gods and dragon-goddesses. This interesting and valuable collection forms a continuation of a previous volume, Legends of Old Honolulu.



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