(1906) The Man Who Understood Women (1908) While Paris Laughed (1918) A Chair on the Boulevard (1919) To Tell You the Truth (1922) The Call from the Past.
These disjointed thoughts about one of Leonard Merrick's most
articulate books must begin with a personal confession.
For many years I walked about this earth avoiding the works of Leonard
Merrick, as other men might have avoided an onion. This insane aversion
was created in my mind chiefly by admirers of what is called the
"cheerful" note in fiction. Such people are completely agreed in
pronouncing Mr. Merrick to be a pessimistic writer. I hate pessimistic