Experiments in Play Writing

Experiments in Play Writing
Experiments in Play Writing
Excerpt from Experiments in Play Writing: In Verse and Prose"With such a theme as Mr. Lambe had selected the danger was that he might spoil it by over-elaboration. He has skilfully avoided this pitfall and has produced a powerful novel. The early scenes are concerned with the moving times of the liberation of Bulgaria, and perhaps Mr. Lambe might with advantage have curtailed this section of the book. Still, to anyone but the novel reader pure and simple it is full of interest, and when the author is free of politics and plunges into his story he holds the reader's attention to the end." - Daily Telegraph."Mr. Lambe's knowledge of the inner workings of Bulgarian politics seems to be as extensive as it is certainly interesting... Real and important contribution to the history of the Balkan Principalities." - Daily News."Wants nothing of human interest." - Academy."The tragical drama is as full of human as the first part of historical interest." - Publisher's Circular."A vivid and realistic picture of social life and political intrigue." - Spectator."This absorbing story... Were there no truth in the romance there would still be fascination; as it is there is fascination in double measure." - Christian World."When Mr. Lambe's novel first appeared it met with unanimous approval, and now, since its revision, the story will no doubt find a new circle of readers. The author... gives us many realistic pictures which have a remarkable fascination. The story is full of deep and dramatic interest, and the novel-reader will find it engrossing." - Liverpool Mercury."So great is the output of novels that there must be many persons capable of appreciating By Command of the Prince who have not yet read or even seen the book. It cannot, therefore, be amiss to state here in the plainest language that Mr. Lambe has written one of the most noteworthy of the first-class works of fiction which have appeared during the last few years. By Command of the Prince is the account of a tragedy which belongs to criminal history, and Mr. Lambe's great talents have been lavished upon the task of presenting real events with as little addition of fiction as an historical novel can possibly contain. The first half of this noble and tender narrative consists of an account of the later years of Prince Alexander of Battenberg and of Bulgaria. This furnishes the platform from which we mount to the heights of the moving human drama, which Mr. Lambe has constructed out of public and private accounts of all the circumstances which culminated in the great Bulgarian murder trial of 1897. The only fault of the book is that the agony is too long drawn out. In conception, in execution, and above all in intention, this is a volume of which England in general, and Cambridge in particular, may well be proud.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.