ABSTRACT

Great Battles of the World is a posthumous work of the gifted author of Red Badge of Courage, the late Stephen Crane. Picturesque and realistic as is his writing, in the work before us the writer has hardly allowed himself sufficient scope to give fair play to his undoubted talents. His accounts of these important engagements are sketchy in the extreme-mere outlines, in fact-and, as regards his facts, he has introduced nothing new, but has adhered to the beaten track. It is true that one can never tire of reading of these glorious ftghts, but on this occasion-if our readers will excuse a colloquialism-Mr. Crane 'has not given us enough for our money.'