2 NOVEMBER 1907, Page 9

The Swiss Family Robinson. Edited by G. E. Mitten. With

Illustrations by Harry Rountree. (A. and C. Black. 6s.)—The Swiss Family Robinson is the best of the many imitations of "Robinson Crusoe." We may laugh at the marvellous discoveries— never was island so full of conveniences—but this does not really interfere with the interest ; it simply puts the story into the region of romance. Mr. Mitten has retrenched some of the didactic parts, and modernised a phrase here and there, but without changing the general tone. The twelve illustrations in colour are very attractive.