A CHAT ABOUT CELEBRITIES
OR, THE STORY OF A BOOK
By Curtis Guild. Boston : Lee & Shepard. $1.50. As the title of Mr. Guild's book at once indicates, it belongs to the class made up of gleanings in a field already reaped and garnered. Reminiscences, recollections, anecdotes, observations, and personalities galore are scattered over 300 pages about all sorts and kinds of celebrities, from Tennyson to Tom Thumb. It makes a very good book for those who like to get their stories and jests about celebrated people at second hand, and has therefore a certain value. It is the sort of thing that only a journalist could furnish, as the peculiarly favourable nature of his occupation brings him into direct and constant contact with notable people. Mr. Guild's "chats" are drawn from a journalistic career of fifty years.
Book Review date:
Monday, March 1, 1897 to Sunday, August 1, 1897