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Notices of New Books: The Slave of the Lamp

"Notices of New Books: The Slave of the Lamp." New York Daily Times. 18 Apr. 1855: 2.
literary criticism

Review of William North's posthumous novel, The Slave of the Lamp. Also includes two poems by North.

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North, William author

Includes two poems by North: the dedication for his tragedy Odin and The Spirit's Comrade.

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North, William

Of North, this review contends that "[t]hroughout all his writings there is a gloomy indifference to life, and a bitter contempt for a world of which he knew nothing; yet Mr. North was capable of lasting genuine friendship. A little genial appreciation was all he asked; he felt he deserved it, for he had worked hard for the boon. It was when this was disputed -- and in his forays among strangers who had never heard his name it was apt to be -- that he became most gloomy, and retired bitterly within himself to fresh contemplation of human destiny and woe."