5 JUNE 1880, Page 23

The Mistress of Coon Hall ; or, the Last of

the Wybeers. By Margaret A. Cartmell (W. Smith.)—This is story of a family doom, such as that which we find in Greek tragedy, accommodated to the conditions of modern life. In our judgment, it is neither romantic enough nor real enough to be a success. The mysteries inspire no awe, the com- plications excite no interest, and the scenes of common life, of the novelty and naturalness of which we can all judge, are unquestion- ably tedious.