21 NOVEMBER 1891, Page 11

Elizabeth. By Henry J. Arden. (W. and R. Chambers.)—The heroine

is sent away from her home by a jealous mother, who is afraid lest she should win the heart of the son and heir of the house. This, however, has already been done, and things come right in the end. Meanwhile, Elizabeth goes through great troubles. The relatives with whom she goes to live are in great trouble, and their only hope is in the liberality of a rich neighbour, whose purse will be opened to them if he can win Elizabeth as his wife. The usual machinery of an intercepted letter is employed, a device for which something less hackneyed might have been sub- stituted. How the deliverance is effected we shall not say. The character of the rich suitor is the best thing in the book, drawn without exaggeration and strictly according to nature.