THE LIBRARY LANTERN
"Inside a good stout lantern hung its light"-Browning
Hamilton Smith Library, University of New Hampshire,
Durham, New Hampshire
WILLARD P. LEWIS, Librarian
"Entered as second-class matter October 10, 1927, at the post office at Durham, New Hampshire,
under the act of August 24, 1912."
Volume Four, Number Nine Monthly from October to June
THE BEST BOOKS
"The books which help you most are those which make you think most.
The hardest way of learning is by easy reading; but a great book that
comes from a great thinker,-it is a ship of thought deep freighted with
truth and beauty."
A NEW HAMPSHIRE AUTHOR
MAN AND SOCIAL ACHIEVEMENT, by Donald C. Babcock.
Though written as a text book this is really an adventure story, whose
hero and heroine are the human race. Emerging from the beasts and
endowed with the ability to change his environment, to reflect before he
acts, to evolve new culture patterns, man has tread a path of amazing
complexity, along which he has collected the vast store of folkways which
make up society as it is today. Countless ideas, modes of behaviour, atti-
tudes, objects, which we accept unthinkingly or regard as obvious, have, or
had, great social significance, a knowledge of which increases our under-
standing of life, and establishes a sense of continuity thereof. Style, hu-
mor and scholarship combine to make fascinating, at times, exciting
A PREFACE TO MORALS, by Walter Lippman.
In this age of questioning and doubt, of seeking for new standards
and new levels many, unable to accept the moral values and religious
certainties of the past, wonder whether life has any spiritual significance.
Mr. Lippman speaks for them in this challenging and keenly written vol-
ume in which he reviews past and present religious codes and outlines a
suggested humanistic philosophy for the future.
THE OLD SOUTH
SWORDS AND ROSES, by Joseph Hergesheimer.
Not history, nor yet fiction, but an appreciation of men, women and
manners through a collection of vignette studies. Souvenirs of the Old
South with the aroma and distinction of lavender in a long-unopened chest.
In these well-rounded chapters, treating of fire-eating Yancy, of Belle
Boyd, the Confederate spy, of the lovely Varina Howell, of Albert Sydney
Johnston and of Beauregard, we return for a little while to the simpler
loveliness of the past.
A CHARACTER STUDY
VICTIM AND VICTOR, by John R. Oliver.
A peculiarly understanding account of the life of an unfrocked priest
showing his sympathetic and helpful ministry to others as well as his own
lovable, intensely real personality. It presents as well a genuine David and
Jonathan friendship between the narrator and the priest which carried
them into trying and strange situations. This striking book was recom-
mended for the current Pulitzer fiction prize but for some reason turned
aside in favor of another by the final authorities.
A PORTRAIT GALLERY
RABELAIS, by Anatole France.
Rabelais the humanist, Rabelais the doctor, Rabelais the monk, Rabe-
lais the "most excellent of laughing men"- here he is viewed by his illus-
trious successor in French letters. Though both author and subject were
denounced in Buenos Aires where these lectures were to have been given,
there is nothing here to offend the taste; not the "Rabelaisian" side of
Rabelais, but a commentary on his times and work. Gargantua and Panta-
gruel frolic through the pages in company with their lively creator.
SARAH ORNE JEWETT, by Francis 0. Mattheisen.
A pleasing, appreciative account of simple happenings in the every-
day life of the lovable woman who wrote "The Country of the Pointed
Firs." Her dearly loved rides with her doctor-father, reminiscences of
her sailor-grandfather, and quotations from quaint old ladies add to the
charm of the narrative as well as the glimpses of her close association
with the best literary minds of the day.
BRYAN, by M. R. Werner.
From the famous "Cross of Gold" speech to the Scopes trial at Dayton,
Tennessee, William Jennings Bryan was a dominant political and religious
leader in the United States representing a vast multitude of people in the
great middle west and south. His was a colorful career-that of a good
man, sincere, brave, patriotic and passionate in his convictions. He made
presidents but failed to achieve that high office himself. This book is im-
portant as an authentic picture of a great if unfortunate American.
LIFE IN LETTERS OF WILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS.
Edited by his daughter, Mildred Howells, these two volumes contain
the major portion of the correspondence written by the man who was for
a time the dean of American letters. They present an intimate picture of
the man and his relations with others famous on the American literary
scene including Mark Twain and Henry James.
CHRYSALIS, by Zephine Humphrey.
Past. present and prospective home builders and others will chuckle
with delight over this story of how the author of "Winterwise" and her
husband built a new home for themselves which they called "Chrysalis"
because they built it about themselves as "the grub weaves its chrysalis."
A COUNTRY EDITOR
HELLO TOWNS! by Sherwood Anderson.
Extracts from the newspapers of that good old town, Marion, Vir-
ginia, covering the four seasons of the year, form the contents of this
unique volume. Topics under headlines such as "Here comes the band,"
"0. K. Harris, free, a murder trial," "Alas, poor Nellie, News," are typical;
Buck Fever's contributions are amusing, and all items seem to be suffused
with the personality of the editor. A book which need not be read con-
secutively but which is continuously interesting.
UNDERSTANDING INDIA, by Gertrude Marvin Williams.
Covering the same territory a year after Katherine Mayo, another
American newspaper woman, who had also lived in the Philippines,
brought back an entirely different impression. She travelled alone-first,
second, and third class-over more than six thousand miles, with no fixed
itinerary, visiting homes of all castes, poking into remote villages of
aborigines. In this way the Indian scene takes on a third dimension of
reality. It is a country belonging to the Middle Ages, slowed up by climate,
by the inertia of age, by isolation, but composed underneath of the same
essential human stuff as ourselves.
THE CAMPUS, by Robert C. Angell.
"University morale is thus much like community spirit." Student life
on campus is but an echo of the world and times without, in its social and
group relationships, in its interest in athletics and recreation, and in the
general falling away from deep thinking and religious sentiment which is
characteristic of the mental and moral confusion of our time. College
athletics, social life, extra-curricular activities and standards of living by
one who understands young people.
UNDERTONES OF WAR, by Edmund Blunden.
The way of warfare is terrible and torturing-and in the last war no
part was more difficult to endure than life in the trenches. Yet out of it
came at least one volume of beautiful prose and poetry-vivid, impressive,
amazingly real-the personal experiences of a young officer.
CAVENDER'S HOUSE, by Edwin Arlington Robinson.
Cavender returns to the scene of his great tragedy after years of wan-
dering, only to find the vision and memories of his murdered wife too
vivid, and decides to give himself up to the law. As poetry, "Cavender's
House," falls short of "Tristram," but it gives insight into the dark mel-
ancholy of a proud man's unhappy soul.
SUMMER LIBRARY SCHOOL.
The tenth annual session of the New Hampshire Summer Library
School will be held in this library July fifteenth to twenty-sixth next. The
first session of this school was held here in 1920 and the six following ses-
sions. In 1927 and 1928. however, it went to Keene and Plymouth Normal
Schools, respectively. Among the instructors and lecturers at this year's ses-
sion will be Miss Faith Allen, Assistant to the Superintendent of the Chil-
dren's Department of the Brodklyn, N.Y., Public Library who will give five
lectures on Library Work with Children. Miss Alice T. Rowe of the Simmons
College Library School faculty will lecture on Library Reference Work.
Instruction in cataloging, classification and subject headings will be given
during the entire session by Miss Edith N. Snow, head cataloger of the
Portland, Maine, Public Library. Professor Edwin 0. Grover, Professor
of Books at Rollins College, Winter Parik, Florida, will give two lectures on
"The Romance of the Book." Miss Mary L. Saxton of the Keene, N. H.,
Public Library will give instruction on the Selection of Non-fiction and
Miss Eleanor Bell, Reference Assistant of the University of New Hamp-
shire Library will talk on Current Fiction and the Drama. All librarians
and others interested in library work who live in New Hampshire are
admitted to the lectures free. Residents of other states are charged a nom-
inal tuition fee of $10.
Recent exhibits include:
Etchings by Tod Lindermuth and others.
RECENT ACCESSIONS IN SOCIOLOGY.
Childe-Most ancient East-930-C536.
Crawford-Incentives to study-378.746-V17s.
Code of Hammurabi-349.354-H227.
Hopkins-Legends of India-891.1-H796.
Laws of Manu-349.34-M294.
Puckett-Folk beliefs of Southern negro-398.3-P977.
Sprowls-Social psychology interpreted-301-S771.
Walker-Social work and the training of workers-361.01-W184.
The annual Pulitzer prizes were announced by the Trustees of Colum-
bia University on May 12, as follows:
BIOGRAPHY-Burton J. Hendricks-"Earlier Life and Letters of
Walter H. Page."
FICTION-Julia Peterkin-"Scarlet Sister Mary" (prematurely an-
nounced by the newspapers as awarded to John R. Oliver for
"Victim and Victor").
DRAMA-Elmer Rice-"Street Scenes."
POETRY-Stephen V. Benet-"John Brown's Body."
HISTORY-F. A. Shannon-"Organization and Administration of
THE LIBRARY LANTERN
October 1928 to June 1929
Aftermath, The. Churchill.
Aldrich. A lantern in her hand.
All kneeling. Parrish.
Abbe Pierre's people. Hudson.
Adventures in my rock garden. Wilder.
Aldington, tr. The treason of the intellectuals.
All about me. Drinkwater.
Anderson. Hello towns!
Angell. Campus life.
Animal heroes of the great war. Baynes.
Anne of Brittany. Sanborn.
Art of thinking, The. Dimnet.
Babcock. Man and social achievement.
Babyons, The. Dane.
Back-trailers from the Middle Border. Garland.
Baynes. Animal heroes of the great war.
Beau ideal. Wren.
Beard. Whither mankind.
Beebe. Beneath tropic seas.
Believe it or not! Ripley.
Benda. The treason of the intellectuals.
Beneath tropic seas. Beebe.
Benet. John Brown's body.
Bennett. Pigtail of Ah Lee Ben Loo.
Bibliography. Van Hoesen & Walter.
Bibliography of the negro in Africa and Ameri-
Blunden. Undertones of war.
Borrow, George. Elam.
Bread an' jam. Garthwaite.
Bromfield. Strange case of Miss Annie Spragg.
Bunyan, John. Griffiths.
Byrne. Destiny bay.
Campus life. Angell.
Case of Sergeant Grischa, The. Zweig.
Cavender's house. Robinson.
Charles Dickens. Strauss.
Children, The. Wharton.
Churchill. The aftermath.
Cole, G. H. D. & Margaret. The man from
Cole, Margaret & G. H. D. The man from
Dane. The Babyons.
Dark Hester. Sedgwick.
Delafield. First love.
Desert Road to Turkestan, The. Lattimore.
Destiny Bay. Byrne.
Dickens, Charles. Strauss.
Dickinson. Further poems.
Dimnet. The art of thinking.
Dog-puncher on the Yukon, A. Walden.
Drinkwater. All about me.
Early life of Thomas Hardy. Hardy.
Edmonds. Rome haul.
Elam. George Borrow.
Elizabeth and Essex. Strachey.
Ellis, Williams-EIIlis. The exquisite tragedy. May
Emily Dickinson. Further poems. May
Erskine. Penelope's man. Mar.
Essex, Elizabeth and. Strachey. Jan.
Expiation. "Elizabeth." Apr.
Fabulous New Orleans. Saxon. Feb.
Fall of the Russian Empire, The. Walsh. Dec.
Farrell. John Cameron's Odyssey. Dec.
First love. Delafield. Apr.
Fool in the forest, A. Pryde. Nov.
Footprints. Strahan. Apr.
Four ducks on a pond. Sawyer. Mar.
Fournier. The wanderer. Feb.
Fourth Musketeer, The. Lucas-Dubreton. Feb.
France, Anatole. Rabelais. June
Francois Villon. Lewis. Dec.
Frank. Re-discovery of America. May
Fraser. Story of engineering in America. Apr.
Freeman. Joseph and his brethren. Feb.
Further poems of Emily Dickinson. May
Galsworthy. Swan song. Oct.
Garland. Back-trailers from the Middle Border. Feb.
Garthwaite. Bread an' jam. Nov.
Gay-neck. Mukerji. Oct.
"Gentlemen, be seated." Paskman and Spaeth. Oct.
George Borrow. Elam. May
Gibson. The golden bird. Nov.
Gilmore. Thumbcap weir. May
Golden bird, The. Gibson. Nov.
Good morning, America. Sandburg. Nov.
Griffiths. John Bunyan. Nov.
Gray and Monroe. The reading interests and
habits of adults. May
Gruening. Mexico and its heritage. Nov.
Hackett. Henry the Eighth. May
Hammer and the scythe, The. McCormick. Apr.
Hardy. Early life of Thomas Hardy. Jan.
Hardy. Winter words. Mar.
Hello towns! Anderson. June
Henry the Eighth. Hackett. May
Hergesheimer. Swords and roses. June
Herman Melville. Mumford. Apr.
Heyward. Mamba's daughters. Mar.
History of printing. Oswald. Nov.
High school library, The. Logasa. May
Hooke. New Year's Day. Nov.
Howe. Plain people. May
Howells. Letters. June
Hudson. Abbe Pierre's people. Jan.
Humphrey. Chrysalis. June
Hunger fighters. de Kruif. Nov.
Imbs. The professor's wife. May
Jewett, Sarah Orne. Mattheison. June
John Brown's body. Benet. Oct.
John Bunyan. Griffiths. Nov.
John Cameron's Odyssey. Farrell. Dec.
Joseph and his brethren. Freeman. Feb.
Josephson. Zola and his time. Feb.
Kelland. Knuckles. May
Kittredge. Witchcraft in old and New Eng-
Knuckles. Kelland. May
Kruif, de. Hunger fighters. Nov.
Lantern in her hand, A. Aldrich. Nov.
Last home of Mystery, The. Powell.
Lattimore. The desert road to Turkestan.
Leonardo the Florentine. Taylor.
Letters of William Dean Howells.
Lewis. Francois Villon.
Lippman. A preface to morals.
Logasa. The high school library.
Lucas-Dubreton. The fourth Musketeer.
Ludwig. On Mediterranean Shores.
Ludwig. Son of Man.
McCormick. The hammer and the scythe.
McFee. Pilgrims of Adversity.
Magic Island, The. Seabrook.
Mamba's daughters. Heyward.
Man the miracle maker. Van Loon.
Man from the river, The. Cole, G. H. D.
Man and social achievement. Babcock.
Mather. Science in search of God.
Mattheison. Sarah Orne Jewett.
Meet General Grant. Woodward.
Melville, Herman. Mumford.
Mexico and its heritage. Gruening.
Mumford. Herman Melville.
Monroe and Gray. The reading interests and
habits of adults.
My brother Jonathan. Young.
New Year's Day. Hooke.
Nights abroad. Bercovici.
O'Donnell. The way it was with them.
Oliver. Victim and Victor.
On Mediterranean shores. Ludwig.
Oswald. History of printing.
Outermost house, The. Beston.
Parmenter. The real reward.
Parrish. All kneeling.
Parsons. The stream of history.
Paskman and Spaeth. "Gentlemen, be seated."
Pearson. Queer books.
Peder victorious. Rolvaag.
Penelope's man. Erskine.
Pigtail of Ah Lee Ben Loo, The. Bennett.
Pilgrims of adversity. McFee.
Pitkin. The Twilight of the American Mind.
Plain People. Howe.
Powell. The last house of mystery.
Preface to Morals, A. Lippman.
Price. Winged sandals.
Professor's Wife, The. Imbs.
Pryde. A fool in the forest.
Queer books. Pearson.
Rabelais. Anatole France.
Rafting on the Mississippi, A. Russell.
Raiders of the deep. Thomas.
Reading interests and habits of adults.
Gray and Monroe.
Real reward, The. Parmenter.
Re-discovery of America. Frank.
Rinehart. The strange adventure.
Ripley. Believe it or not!
Robida. Treasure of Carcassonne.
Robinson. Cavender's house.
Rolvaag. Peder victorious.
Rome haul. Edmonds.
Roosevelt, Theodore. Diaries of boyhood and
Russell. A' rafting on the Mississippi.
Sanborn. Anne of Brittany.
Sawyer. Four ducks on a pond.
Saxon. Fabulous New Orleans.
Science in search of God. Mather.
Seabrook. The magic island.
Sedgwick. Dark Hester.
Seldes. You can't print that.
Singmaster. What everybody wanted.
Slype, The. Thorndike.
Son of man. Ludwig.
Spaeth and Paskman. "Gentlemen, be seated."
Stevens. Tolstoi, a drama.
Story of engineering in America. Fraser.
Strachey. Elizabeth and Essex.
Strange case of Miss Annie Spragg. Brom-
Strauss. Charles Dickens.
Stream of History, The. Parsons.
Swan Song. Galsworthy.
Swords and roses. Hergesheimer.
Tarkington. The world does move.
Taylor. Leonardo the Florentine.
The wanderer. Fournier.
Theodore Roosevelt's diaries of boyhood and
This strange adventure. Rinehart.
Thomas. Raiders of the deep.
Thorndike. The slype.
Thumbcap Weir. Gilmore.
Tolstoi, a drama. Stevens.
Treason of the intellectuals, The. Benda.
Treasure of Carcassonne. Robida.
Twilight of the American Mind. Pitkin.
Understanding India. Williams.
Van Hoesen & Walter. Bibliography.
Van Loon, Hendrick. Man the Miracle Maker.
Victim and Victor. Oliver.
Villon, Francois. Lewis.
Walden. A dog-puncher on the Yukon.
Walsh. The fall of the Russian Empire.
Walter. The world on one leg.
Way it was with them, The. O'Donnell.
Wharton. The Children.
What everybody wanted. Singmaster.
Whither mankind. Beard.
Wilder. Adventures in my garden and rock
Williams. Understanding India.
Williams-Ellis. The exquisite tragedy.
Winged Sandals. Price.
Winter words. Hardy.
Witchcraft in old and New England. Kittredge.
Woodward. Meet General Grant.
Work. Bibliography of the negro in Africa
World does move, The. Tarkington.
World on one leg, The. Walter.
Wren. Beau Ideal.
You can't print that. Seldes.
Young. My brother Jonathan.
Zola and his times. Josephson.