"The Master of the Magicians," by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps and Herbert D. Ward, is an historical romance dealing with the period of the captivity of the Jews at Babylon. It is exceedingly interesting. It is seldom that a period so remote that "fact and fable contend for the field" is successfully treated as the foundation of a novel, yet this book brings out the customs and conditions of Babylon at the time of Nebuchadnezzar and Daniel in a clear and entertaining manner. The story leaves a vivid impression of the almost superhuman hower of the Babylonian kings.
[The Master of the Magicians, by Elizbeth Stuart Phelps and Herbert D. Ward. 1 vol. Boston and New York. Houghton, MifLin and Co. 1890. 324 pps.]