19 DECEMBER 1885, Page 24

Among the Carbonari. By Grace Stabbing. (Hatchards.)—Here is a very

exciting little narrative. Peyton Phelps goes out to Italy on some business for his uncle. The dishonest practices of a steward who has been looking after an Italian estate, and the aim of a Secret Society, greed on one side and patriotism on the other, are mingled together. The French police, too, have their part to play. Altogether, the plot is, perhaps, a little entangled. But the reader is taken through stirring scenes, and cannot fail to be interested.