26 MARCH 1898, Page 26

Glamour. By Meta Orred. (John Lane.)—Our authoress is a little

too mysterious and incoherent, but it must be admitted that she handles the family ghost with considerable effect. The Italian scenes, where a bygone and almost forgotten tragedy seems on the point of repeating itself, are written with some power. On the whole, the story is a little too much overloaded with mystery, and the dialogues between Maurice and the unknown Evil One are simply grotesque. We should recommend the writer to rely a little more on the humanities, and rather less on the supernatural, in her future efforts.