Spain in the days of the weak and unfortunate Philip IV., with his prime minister, Olivares, as the leading figure, provides the scene for Miss Amelia Josephine Burr's "A Dealer in Empire". A beautiful girl, niece to a celebrated actress and herself successful in her brief career upon the stage, furnishes the necessary appeal to the sensibilities. She is beloved by a young nobleman and by the King himself, but yields herself rather to the higher appeal made by the minister, to whom she bears a son. His ambitions take him from her, and place her in retirement. The conclusion is admirably worked out, in accordance with ideas of sentimental justice. Simple and easy in style, direct and compact in substance, this is an historical novel fully romanticized.
-The Dial 
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