An excerpt of a review from The Cambrian, Vol. 25: Brentano's announce the publication of "A Woman of the Ice Age," by L. P. Gratacap, which is a story in a new field of romantic invention. It carries its readers back to the Ice Age, the Mastodon, its predatory enemy, the sabre-toothed tiger, and to a still-lingering representative of the great Sloths, in the Pleistocene Age of North America. The scene is laid in the far West of our continent, on the edges of the Pacific Ocean, in a region whose contrasted and ...
An excerpt of a review from The Cambrian, Vol. 25: Brentano's announce the publication of "A Woman of the Ice Age," by L. P. Gratacap, which is a story in a new field of romantic invention. It carries its readers back to the Ice Age, the Mastodon, its predatory enemy, the sabre-toothed tiger, and to a still-lingering representative of the great Sloths, in the Pleistocene Age of North America. The scene is laid in the far West of our continent, on the edges of the Pacific Ocean, in a region whose contrasted and interblending features include the Ice Cap to the north, a morainal land south of it, an area of sub-tropical beauty still further south, and the developed Canon areas to the east. The book after an opening chapter of necessary local description tells of the Woman's drifting northward to the great Ice Cap; then follows the introduction of Ogga, the mastodon hunter and his adventures. Ogga and the Woman meet, and escape together from a seismic convulsion; they encounter the aboriginal horses whose presence in North America at that time is indubitable and see their destruction. The intrusion of Lagk, the hunter of horses succeeds, Ogga's quest of the great Sloth, Lagk's struggle and discomfiture, and the Woman's and the Man's death in the rainless Desert. * * * * * About the Author (From the Columbia Alumni News, Volume 9): Louis Pope Gratacap was a wide reader of general literature, his memory was retentive of what he read and his conversation and correspondence showed the effects, his ordinary vocabulary being remarkable for its variety and richness. He was fond of using quaint and picturesque phrases and almost archaic words in every-day speech. It was a delight to talk with him and note the scintillations of his imaginative brain or yield to the influence of his kindly humor. He was fond of speculative reasoning, which led to the writing of his "Certainty of a Future Life in Mars," "Woman of the Ice Age" and other works of phantasy tinged with science. Gratacap had much of the charm of manner that is commonly assigned to a "gentleman of the old school," but he was sensitive and retiring in disposition and therefore did not have the wide circle of personal friends to which his breadth of knowledge and versatility of mind entitled him. To those who knew him he was a lovable man, valued also for his sterling qualities. His was a kind heart to which distress of any kind made strong appeal, but his countless deeds of true charity were never heralded to the world. His colleagues miss him and mourn their loss.
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