1 APRIL 1865, Page 21

Lynn of the Craggs. By Charlotte Smith. (Sampson Low.)—It would

be difficult to imagine a more inartistic book, but it is readable, fall of incident, and with at least two characters in it of some force and originality. We should imagine its writer had saturated her mind with Charlotte Bronte and that her mind was as unlike that of Charlotte Bronte in kind as it is unequal in degree. The plot is very imbecile, but the characters are real and the writing good. A genuine novel- reader will road the story to the end, which is more than we can say of most books of the class.