British Fiction, 18001829

HELME, Elizabeth. Pilgrim of the Cross, The (1805)

Contemporary Reviews

Critical Review, 3rd ser. 7 (Feb 1806): 215.

This novel is full of incidents, which amused our attention through a pilgrimage of four volumes. The events are fixed in the romantic period of the Crusades, and the whole work may very properly be recommended to be taken in its turn by those who go through a regular course of novel-reading. Its inscription, by permission, to the Princess Sophia of Gloucester, is a sufficient indication that the principles which it contains are recommendatory of virtue.

Notes: Listed under ‘Monthly Catalogue: Novels’. Format: 4 vols small 8vo; no price. Publisher: Longman.

Monthly Review, 2nd ser. 51 (Oct 1806): 207.

This story is possessed of some interest, but it is too much protracted and spun out. The reader anticipates the conclusion of the tale long before he has proceeded half through it; and, easily penetrating into the real character of the disguised agents, he grows tired of the folly of those who are misled by so obvious a deceit.

Notes: Listed under ‘Monthly Catalogue: Novels’. Format: 4 vols 12mo; price 18s. Sewed. Publisher: Ostell, &c.

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