28 APRIL 1894, Page 11

The Bridal March and the Watch. Translated by J. Evan

Williams. (Digby, Long, and Co.)—Mr. Williams here presents us with translations of one of the shorter works—first, of the Norwegian Bjornson, and next, of the Russian Turgenieff. It cannot be said that either is a masterpiece or is specially charac- teristic of the author. But both merited reproduction in English, —more particularly perhaps The Bridal March, which is an in- teresting story of superstition, love, and the extinction of a family fend by methods which are popular even with minor novelists. The most attractive feature of The March is its fan- tastic, but not at all exaggerated, humour.