26 JUNE 1880, Page 22

Careless Kyts, and other Stories. By the late Charles Marshall.

(Cassell, Petter, and Galpin.)—This is a volume of stories of the fanciful kind, not without a certain didactic purpose. They are in Hans Andersen's manner, and have indeed a strong Scandinavian flavour about them, though we have no hint of their having any but the English origin which the title-page ascribes to them. Wherever they may come from, they are very ingenious and pretty, and achieve a most decided success. Young folks who know Hans Andersen by heart, as many young folks do, may very well be taken for a change to Mr. Charles Marshall ; and will like, we venture to say, the new pretty nearly as well as the old.