19 DECEMBER 1885, Page 24

Worth the Winning. By Emma E. Hornibrook. (Shaw and Co.)

—This is a tale of the distinctly religious order, the "denomination" chiefly Quaker, but not of the illiberal class. About as many per- sonages are introduced as there are chapters, which number twenty- nine (the book consisting of 224 pages), and it can hardly be said that there is only one heroine " worth the winning." Perhaps it is not surprising that the result is neither very natural nor interesting.