23 JUNE 1894, Page 27

A. Prison Princess. By Major Arthur Griffiths. (Cassell and Co.)—This

"Romance of Millbank Penitentiary" is a romance indeed. It has a look of having some truth in it and a great deal more fiction ; but the mixture has been effected with no little skill. We must surely be right in attributing the find of jewels in "Cell Seventeen," as part of the element of fiction, but the Princess herself, with her medley of almost contradictory qualities, has a very genuine look. But the reader of A Prison Princess need not trouble himself to apply the "Higher Criticism" to Major Griffiths's clever story. He will find it indeed so interesting that he will hardly have time to think of analysing it.