18 DECEMBER 1909, Page 26

We have received two further volumes in the series of

"Masters of Literature" (G. Bell and Sons, 3s. 6d. per vol.) The plan is to make a selection of representative passages, and to preface these with a biographical and critical introduction. The two volumes are Thomas Carlyle, with Introduction by A. W. Evans, and Daniel. Defoe, by John Masefibld. The idea is an excellent one, and is being well worked out.