"Gallegher and Other Stories" - The leading reporter (Richard Harding Davis) for the New York Sun in the 1890's published this collection of stories about an intrepid newspaper copyboy with a talent for crime detection, which helped make Davis one of the most popular authors in America during the decade. This book also introduces Courtlandt Van Bibber the wealthy man-about-town.
• * "Van Bibber and Others" - This book collects stories concerning Davis's most popular creation, the wealthy man-about-town Courtlandt Van Bibber, who provides a lens on the often ridiculous antics of the rich and famous in Newport and along New York's Park Avenue at the turn of the 20th Century.
• * What the critics said: As pictures of human life in a great city, these ... stories are simply unique. -Newark Advertiser.
• * Mr. Davis is a writer of unquestioned genius. His sketches of city life in the poorer districts have a force which makes them exceptionally vivid and inspiring. -Albany Express.
• * ... remarkable newspaper and magazine stories. They will make capital winter reading, and the book is one that will find a welcome everywhere. -N. Y. Journal of Commerce.
• * The freshness, the strength, and the vivid picturesqueness of the stories are indisputable, and their originality and their marked distinction are no less decided. -Boston Saturday Gazette.
• * His figures stand forth clear cut, and marvelously truthful and lifelike. Their wholesome tone is in grateful contrast to the false and exaggerated note so often struck by young authors. - Philadelphia Ledger.
• * "Gallegher And Other Stories" has the stories: Gallegher: A Newspaper Story; A Walk Up the Avenue; My Disreputable Friend, Mr. Raegen; The Other Woman; The Trailer for Room No. 8; "There Were Ninety and Nine"; The Cynical Miss Catherwaight; Van Bibber and the Swan-Boats; Van Bibber's Burglar; and Van Bibber as Best Man.
• * "Van Bibber and Others" has the stories: Her First Appearance; Van Bibber's Man-Servant; The Hungry Man was Fed; Van Bibber at the Races; An Experiment in Economy; Mr. Travers's First Hunt; Love Me, Love My Dog; Eleanore Cuyler; A Recruit at Christmas; A Patron of Art; Andy M'gee's Chorus Girl; A Leander of the East River; How Hefty Burke Got Even; Outside the Prison; and An Unfinished Story."
• * "Gallegher And Other Stories" and "Van Bibber and Others," were published in 1891 and 1892, respectively, and this volume includes the original illustrations from those editions.*
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