It is not from the unalterable laws of nature and life that
forgiveness can be hoped for.
"Since 'The Manxman' Hall Caine has written nothing so moving in its
elements of pathos and tragedy, so plainly marked with the power to
search the human heart and reveal its secret springs of strength and
weakness, its passion and strife, so sincere and satisfying as 'The
Prodigal Son.'"--_New York Times_.
"It is done with supreme self-confidence, and the result is a work of
genius."--_New York Evening Post_.
"'The Prodigal Son' will hold the reader's attention from cover to
"This is one of Hall Caine's best novels--one that a large portion of
the fiction-reading public will thoroughly enjoy."--_Chicago
"It is a notable piece of fiction."--_Philadelphia Inquirer_.
"In 'The Prodigal Son' Hall Caine has produced his greatest
"Mr. Caine has achieved a work of extraordinary merit, a fiction as
finely conceived, as deftly constructed, as some of the best work of our
living novelists."--_London Daily Mail_.
"'The Prodigal Son' is indeed a notable novel; and a work that may
certainly rank with the best of recent fiction...."--_Westminster
D. APPLETON AND COMPANY, NEW YORK.
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"A beautiful romance of the days of Robert Burns.