18 MAY 1923, page 21

The Groundswell. By Alfred B. Stanford. (appleton. 7s....

author was born in New Jersey, and has passed a fair part of his life at sea, and his style shows a competence of the usual American commercial technique. A sea-story, of its......

The Dreamer. By Leopold Spero. (melrose. 6s.) Mr. Spero's...

treats of the schooldays and adolescence of a not very unusual young man, and his style does little to compensate for the triteness of his theme. He varies the eternal......

Speed The Plough. By Mary Butte. (chapman And Hall. 7s.

6d.) Miss Butts's manner in these short stories is hysterical and rather shocking : she over-reaches herself repeatedly. By a somewhat foolish obscurity of style, a slightly......

Pippin. By Archibald Marshall. (collins. 7s. 6d. Net.)...

veteran novelist makes an entirely new departure in the type of story which he writes the public must listen to him with respectful attention. It must be confessed, however,......

Original Companions. By Isobel Wylie Hutchison. (bodley...

The autobiographical heroine, Ethne, is born in the Hebrides. The style is personal, detailed ; much of the story is told in letter form, and it covers a long period of time,......

According To Gibson. By Denis Mackail. (heinemann. 7s....

the club bore whose stories are here related, is a kind of Chestertonian character, and we expect him to turn out to be the Archangel Gabriel or the old man of the sea, but Mr.......

Periodicals.

The Burlington Magazine. Mr. Muirhead Bone makes a strong appeal against the extra paying days at the National Gallery, the Tate and the Wallace. We find his arguments......

The Chapbook.

The April and the May issues of Mr. Harold Monro's Chapbook afford excellent material for those who generalize and make comparisons. In the April number Mr. Alfred Kreymborg......

Mumbo Jumboi

TEE first sixty-seven pages of Mr. Clews's book are occupied with a breathless, Rabelaisian torrent of invective against everything modern, and principally against science,......

The Clockwork Man.*

INSTEAD of transporting the reader to the world of A.D. 8000, Mr. Odle uses the much simpler device of introducing an inhabitant of that far-off future into the familiar......

Dedication. By Henrietta Leslie. (cape. 78. 6d.) It Is...

that Mr. Cape seems to be settling down to publish this kind of thing. It is competent commercial fiction, with a sentimental bias tempered in accordance with the requirements......

Scribner's Magazine.

The advertisements are the most interesting part of Scrib- ner's : there are over a hundred pages of imaginative fiction and wild romance. In phrasing and illustration we are......