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READABLE NOVELS. —The Story of Virginia Perfect. By Peggy Webling. (Methuen

and Co. 6s.)—The tale of a marriage certainly not made in heaven ; a dangerous theme treated with sufficient tact. —Julian Revelstone. By Justin McCarthy. (Chatto and Wiudus. 6s.)—An interesting and quite wholesome story on the " Lord of Burleigh " lines, with variations.-41 Son of the Emperor. By Newton V. Stewart. (Methuen and Co. 6s.)—A tale from Italian history of the first half of the thirteenth century; scenes from the groat drama of Pope v. Emperor.