29 JANUARY 1910, Page 46

Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. (J. M.

Dent and Sons. 7s. 6d. net.)—The small hold the artist has on reality is very apparent in these drawings. The real characters we know—Cordelia, Lear, or Viola—demand for their realisation something more than these pale reflections, full of the artist's mannerisms. As might be expected, the illustration to A Mid- summer Night's Dream is the best of the series. The printing and get-up of the book are both highly satisfactory.