Books: Unwritten History*

The Story. An inoffensively egotistic account of a writing man's career, which has included more than the usual measure of downs and ups. Cosmo Hamilton, brother of Sir Philip Gibbs, was early consumed with an ambition to make his name "known wherever English readers lived, or be busted, and therefore, in a spirit of youthful independence, he had lopped off from the end of it his father's patronymic."

Eventually the first outpourings of his unknown and youthful pen arrived before the public eye. By degrees he worked himself up the literary ladder,...

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