7 DECEMBER 1901, Page 51

Sunday Reading for the Young. (Wells Gardner, Darton, and Co.

8s. and 5s.)--If we were asked to define the meaning of "young "—a useful thing in judging of this kind of volume— we should say " eight to eleven," with a certain latitude at either extremity, according to intelligence and temperament. For such readers, and, it may be added, for "grown-ups "—seventy will often delight) in what seems childish to seventeen — Sunday Reading makes excellent provision. The letterpress is good; the illustrations are mostly good also ; not the least of their merits is their variety. We are old-fashioned enough to admire the Overbeck style, now somewhat obscured by the passion for realism.