19 DECEMBER 1885, Page 24

Odile : a Tale of the Commune. By Mrs. Frank


H. Gill and Son, Dublin.)—This is a prettily told story, Odile being a charming figure of the best French type ; but why call it "A Tale of the Commune " ? It is true that we have one or two scenes of the time of the Commune ; but by the time that we reach them, by far the greater portion of the story has been told. We do not, however, know that this really lessens the attractiveness of the book. After all, "A Tale of the Commune" is not an inviting title.