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Red Rooney. By R. M. Ballantyne. (nisbet.)—mr....

takes him, on this occasion, to Arctic latitudes. His hero is introduced to us as a solitary wanderer just about to perish of cold and hunger, when he is happily espied and......

Bartholomew Legate : The Last Smithfield Martyr. By...

(Swan Sonnenschein and Co.)—Though the subject of this volume may scarcely seem appropriate for the.season• for which it seems to be intended, the book will be foes& worth......

Our Aubrey. By E. C. Phillips. (griffith, Farran, And...

is another family chronicle. Aubrey, a little fellow of six, is the principal character, and very prettily described ; but other children play their parts, and the supposed......

Pathetic Little Story, The Writer's First Attempt, Has...

second edition.......

The King's Command. By Maggie Dymington. (cassell And...

also is "a story for girls," but of a more distinctly religions type. Dorothy Curzon, a soldier's daughter, is early left an orphan by her father's death, and takes up her abode......

The Driver's Bow, And Other Stories. (wells Gardner,...

Co.)—This is a collection of stories, beginning with the legend of St. Christopher told in verse. The merit of these stories, numbering twelve in all, varies much. In "Rock......

Jonas Haggerley. By J. Jackson Wray. (j. F. Shaw.)—mr....

glory does not commend itself for moderation of style or probability of incident. Jonas is as thorough a villain as ever was drawn. Scarcely a gleam of light is allowed to......

Trundel, Waiting-gentlewoman To A Certain Very Pnritanic...

begins with entries made about the close of 1684, and is carried on up to the flight of James II. It is well done ; the style is carefully and consistently suited to the time ;......

Sunshine And Stream. Written And Illustrated By N. C....

Culpepper. (Dean and Son.) —Here we have the adventures and experiences of four London children, who go to visit their uncle John, a retired Captain in the Navy, who has a house......

Hall Court. By The Hon. Fenella Armytage. (s.p.c.k.)—this...

simple, well-written tale of a "noble life," marred by sickness and brought to what we call a premature end, but complete in the work it leaves behind it, and its idiaence on......

Gladys Ramsay, A Soldier's Daughter. By Mrs. M. Douglas,...

Ferran, and Co.)—This "story for girls" may be described as a love-story of the didactic kind. There are two young ladies concerned in it besides the heroine, and they are all......

Miss Vanbrugh : A Stage Story. By Mary C. Rowsell.

(J. W. Arrowsmith, Bristol.)—Miss Rowsell has a good story to tell, but has a somewhat cumbrous way of telling it. If the reader will excuse a confusion of style which not......

Under The Water. By Maurice Noel. (3.11. Arrowsmith,...

idea of this "story for children" is evidently suggested by Kingsley's "Water Babies." Constance and Randolph, in trying to catch some fish with their hands, go very near to......

The Clevelands Of Oak-lands, By Mrs. Lucas Shadwell (same...

lishers), is a fairly well-written chronicle of family life, interspersed with some stirring incidents of military service, and dominated throughout by a strong religious......

The Old Manuscript. By Blanche Moggridge. (religions...

device of an old manuscript read by an old lady to her grand-daughters is employed to introduce a story of the troubles of the Huguenots in La Yend6e during the period which......

Three Nights. By Cecil Iltlarryat Norris. (griffith,...

is an exciting story of a lad who is carried off by burglars, and spends "three nights" under circumstances curiously different from the studiously guarded comfort and safety in......

Lufness. By Ethel. (griffith, Ferran, And Co.) —this...

in the history of a family which the author has already introduced to her readers in a little story entitled, "The Wreck." They are drawn with a certain simplicity and pathos......

Untrue To His Trust. By Harry Johnson. (religious Tract...

Johnson has taken as his subject the years that followed the Restoration, and taken much trouble in drawing a picture of English society at that time. Among other things, he......

Up The Nile. By H. Major. (isbister.)—this Is A Book

written on the lines of "The Stay-at-Home Traveller," if we remember the name aright. An imaginary party travel up the Nile as far as Khartoum, and, of course, not being......

The Ivory King. By Charles Frederick Holder. (sampson Low...

Co.)—This "popular history of the elephant and its allies" is well done. It gives the natural history of the animal, as well as that of its predecessors the mastodon and the......

Masaniello. By F. Bayford Harrison. (griffith, Ferran,...

"nine days' wonder" of the Neapolitan fisherman's rise to power is told with much spirit by Mr. Bayford Harrison. He follows with sufficient fidelity the accepted history of......

Ida Nicolari. By Eglanton Thorne. (religious Tract...

a story of unbelief—caused in great measure by inconsistent conduct in one who made great profession of religion—convinced of its error. With this are combined two love-stories,......