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A REAL QUEEN.
A New Novel by R. C. FRANCILLON, AUTHOR OF OLYMPIA,'

"STRANGE WATERS,' &c.

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A PLEA FOR VEGETARIANISM.

By H. S. SALT.

PORTIA.

CONTINUATION OF THE NOVEL BY THE AUTHOR OF PHYLLIS.'

STELLA.

CONCLUSION OF THE STORY BY NELLY KEITH.

SHADOWS FROM AN OLD SUN DIAL.

ContinUATION BY F. GALE.

THE OLDEST ACTRESS.

MEMOIR OF THE LATE Miss F. M. KELLY, BY A. H. WALL.

A REMINISCENCE OF CHAS. DILLON.

BY HAL LOWTHER.

HAUNTED HEARTS.

CONTINUATION BY J. PALGRAVE SIMPSON.

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In 3 yo's. demy 8vo, cloth extra, 73. 6.1. each.

LANE'S ARABIAN NIGHTS.

A New Translation from the Arabic, with Copious Notes, by EDWARD WILLIAM LANE. Illustrated by many Hundred Engravings on Wood, from Original Designs by WILLIAM HARTET.

With a Preface by STANLEY LANE-POOLE.

• Yessrs. Chatto & Windus have just issued a reprint, in three handsome voluntes, plentifully illustrated, of the masterly translation of the Arabian Nights,' by the great Arabic Scholar, Edward William Lane, which, for all who desire a faithful reproduction of the original, las muperseded the translations which hase iseen male at various epochs from Galland's French Version.'

TIMES A handsome new reprint of Lane's standaril mlition of that great storehouse of imaginative invention, " Tha Thursand and One Nights," ia pullished in three volumes by Jeagra, Chatto and Windus...... The substanta! Value of Mr. Lane's authoritative translation mı notes to the student who is midi poseil to be content with the old loose versions which came to us throuyh the French of U. Galland, coupled with the intrinsic and anying interest of the stories, a tforii ground for congratulation over the appearance of this reprint. The volume com. prise all the engravings, several hundreds in number, from the original designs of Mr. Harvey.' DAILY NEWS

* There has reached ng a reprint of Lane's Translation of the “ Arabian Night," as edited by his nephew, Nr. E.S. Poole, and first published in this form in 1839. It has the original woodcuts (ron drawings by Harvey, ani A preface by the inheritor of the family traditions, Mr. Stanley Lane. Poole. It is published by Messrs. Chatto si Wiodus, in three columes, at a very low price. This standani work need no recommendation now.' ADEMY

Messrs. Chatto di Windus have just made a very apropos publication, in the shape of a reproduction of the edition of Lane's “ Arabian Nighta' Entertainments," issued in 1859. The late Erwarl Lane's version of the “Tionsand and One Nights” was originally printed in 1841; it was, howe.er, not until 1859 that that magnificent monument of industry and learning assumed it: final and most perfect form-the form in which it has now been repruinent; enriched by the latest corrections of Mr. Lane himself, anil really illustrated, in the best sense of that very ill. used term, by several hundred woodcuts from the pencil of William Harvey. In reprinting the sumptuous and valuable edition, the publishers have prefixed to the first of the three handsome volumes a preface by Mr. Staulry Lamp-Poole, the grand-nepliew of the translator, in the course of which the writer indicates Ferç lia; pilt the fuperiority of his grand-uncle's version to those which are generally currerit.' NUTTINQUAN GUARDIAN.

Whatever changes of fashion there may be the " Arabian Nights" hold its place as the best collection of tories in the world. The new and handsome edition of the late Edward William Lane's well-known translation

rm the Arabic needs no commendation. Its learning, accuracy, and fidelity to the original place it furaha princeps among the various versions of these favourite tules. It- place is in the library of the scholar, and there the new edition of this fine work will be warmly welcomel.'

STASAARN. The more important is a reprint of Mr. Lane's well-known translation, edited by Mr. E. S. Poole and published by Mesars, Chatto & Windus, who deserve tlie thanks of the public for producing a standard work at a very low price.'

ATHENETW We have received a new cdition of Lane's ' Arabian Nights,' a book which has won for itself the rare position of being a sic whic crery one loves to read. We are delightel to welcome three beantiiui volumes.'

MANCHESTER EXAMINBr. • Afr, Lane's through and scholarly translation, which we gladly welcome in its new and handsome extition.'

SATURDAY REVIEW,

Crown 8vo, cloth extra, 6s.
ARABIAN SOCIETY in the MIDDLE AGES:

Studies from the Thousand and One Nights.
By EDWARD WILLIAM LANE, Author of 'The Modern Egyptians '&c.

Edited by STANLEY LANE-Poole. With Copious Index and Glossary. * Mr. Stanley Lane. Poole has done a wise thing in reprinting, under the title of “ Arab!an Society in the Middle Ages," the principal of Lane's notes to his translations of the “ Arabian Nights." They form a highly entertaining volume, and supply an admirable picture of Oriental life.'-ATHEREUM.

• Mr. Lane-Poole has done a distinct gervice in thus classifying and weaving together these valuable notes: they give a complete picture of the social condition under which the racea, commonly included noler the designa. tion" Arabian," existed at the time the “ Entertainments" assumed their present collected form,

MORNING POST. 'Uniler the title of " Arabian Society in the Middle Ages," Mr. Stanley Lane. Poole has published a hand-oins little volume containing the notes appended by Lane to his classicnl translation of the “ Arabian Nights." Mr. Lane-Poole lias added an elaborate and scholarly index (for even an index can be scholarly) and a list of the anthorities quoted. The series of chapters form the most complete picture existing in any European language of the manners, beliefs and superstitious, social habite, and literature of the Mohammedans an ihes were in the days of the Mamluks, and as they are still to a great extent in Cairo and Dama cns and Baghdad. The tok is a sort of Moslem encyclopæilia.' --ACADEMY.

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By DAVID CHRISTIE MURRAY, Author of 'Joseph's Coat' &c. 3 vols. crown 8vo. At every Library.

Mr. Christie Murray has surpassed all his former efforts, and given us a novel upon which he might be well conteof that his fame should rest, if it were possible that so true an artist should ever be finally satisfied with his own work. Without hyperbole, it may be averred that no finer work of fiction has appeared since the death of Charles Dickens.'-MORSING POST.

* The interest in the plot is well sustained, the characters are clearly drawn, and the dénouement is cleverly managed. The best feature in a work in which good features are not wanting is the dialogue, which is always pointed and bright.'-WORLD.

* Mr. Murray is fulfilling the promise we spoke of in these pages some time ago, and is asserting for himself an excellent position amongst the novelists of the day. This is the more gratifying becanse he does not seem to be building his style upon that of any other author. No one who reads the first hundred pages of this novel can for a moment doubt that their writer is a man of strong powers of observation and considerable grasp of character. There are very few novels, even by greater writers than Mr. Murray, which open so well. The character of Hiram Search is quite worthy of Dickens ; indeed, while Mr. Murray has not invested him with so much humour as Dickens would probably have done, in other respects we are inclined to think that he might claim superiority. It is a pleasure when, as in this case, we are able to congratulate the author upon the produc. tion of a really clever novel.:- BRITISH QUARTERLY REVIEW.

* The reader who takes up this novel will feel that he has passed into the breezy healthiness of the sen downs. The plot is well constructed, the characters are fresh and life-like, the incidents often exciting and even startling, bat dever vulgarly sensational or melodramatic. The world will give a very warın and hearty welcome to these children, as the author calls them, not only for their father's sake, but because of their own inherent nobleness ; for, in spite of many sins and imperfections, Val Strange and Gerard Lumby have the true strain of nobility in them, and Hiram is the bravest and gentlest of nature's gentlemen.' -STANDARD.

It is no detraction from the merits of Mr. Christie Murray's former novels to say that " Val Strange contains some of the best work that has yet come from his pen. In the first place “ Val Strange" is thoroughly interesting, and in the second a really original novel. In all essentials “ Val Strange" is a work that cannot be too highly recommend to

in search of a really new novel.'--GRAPHIC. Valentine Strange, who treads the tempting but perilous primrose way, is only the nominal hero of Mr Christie Murray's clever and attractive novel, the real centre of interest being found in the character of Hiram Search, a conception which, among other charms, has that great and increasingly rare charm of freshness.... The story, as a story, is deftly constructed; and Mr. Christie Murray's style is just the right style for fiction-not garish, but still full of colour and movement, neither too literary nor too free and easy. Here is a sentence which might have been written by George Eliot......“ Val Strange" is emphatically an able and interesting book.'

THE ACADEMY. • A novelist who has been making rapid advances of late years is Mr. David Christie Murray. To our thinking *Val Strange" shows Mr. Murray decidedly at his best. There is not a dull page in it. Even Mr. Murray's padding is not like the ordinary padding in novels. It is bright, well-written moralising, with a flavour that only a man æquainted with many sides of human nature could give to it........The lover of a good novel will find Mr. Christie Murray's three volumes far too few for him, and he will wish, when the last page of the book has been rear, that he had another equally good ready to luis hand. The story is bright, wholesome, interesting, and shows the hand of a man who really understands bis fellows and the art of writing good fiction.-SCOTEMAN.

* The author of "Joseph's Coat" is, wịthout doubt, gaining every day a further hold on popular favour, and he is one of those few writers of novels who are not content to live on a single success, but make steady progress in each work that they publish.... While we are occasionally reminded, and very pleasantly reminded, of Reale, Dickens, and even of Thackeray, we recognise that Mr. Murray has now a very powerful and individual style of his own......Mr. Murray's very precious gift of humour would give savour to work of much loss intrinsic intercet, and he can even be epigrammatic on occasion. Altogether, we can confidently recommend “Val Strange" as a capital story by a powerful and promising writer.'-MANCHESTER EXAMINER.

REGIMENTAL LEGENDS.

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By J. S. WINTER, Author of 'Cavalry Life' &c. 3 vols. crown 8vo. At every Library. * The design of this work is novel, and carried out with bollness and success. It is not a continuous story, and yet many of the separate tales refer to persons and regiments with which Mr. Winter makes us familiar, so that the greater part of them are to be described as a series, and they owe much of their interest to the clever way in which the connection is maintained. More amusing, accurate, and realable soldier-stories we never remember to have read. The fun in some of them is of a most healthy, uproarious kind, and at this season of the year they are likely to enliven meny a dull officer's room with their brilliancy and humour.'—YORK HERALD.

* Some time ago, Mr. J. S. Winter produced a series of stories of cavalry life. They met with a favourable reception in all directions, and deservelly; and he has been induced thereby to write another volume of similar stories which he calls “ Regimental Legends." Mr. Winter knows what he is writing abont. He las had experience of the life which he describes. He is evidently drawing upon facts for his fiction, and he has in a peculiar dogtee the art of good story telling. In the three volumez now published, there is not one story that will not dceply interest the reader. Some approach even in their dramatic intensity to the point of painfulness. All deserve the highest praise. There will be a desire

to hear from Mr. Winter again. He has whetted the appetite of the public, and he will have to find more stories like these to meet the demand that he has raised.'--SCOTSMAN.

Úr. Winter's “ Regimental Legends " are written in a free-and-easy way, with a certain dash and rollick, and are pleasant reading enough. The glimpses of soldiers' lives both in India and at home will, as professional He always does, interest many. -BRITISH QUARTERLY REVIEW.

* Those who have read Mr. Winter's “ Cavalry Life” will not be surprised that he has written another series of stories. Indeed, they must have been longing tor more. Regimental Legends” are as lively and as dramatic as the stories in “ Cavalry Life." ---BROAD ARROW.

* A coilection of very sprightly tales. The writer has already made good his footing in the literary world by his * Cavalry Life," and in these new volumes has made prodigious advance. Funny and frolicsome, they may serve to occupy a vacant hour very agreeably.'-TABLET.

* Mr. Winter's touch is as light as his subject, and perhaps the pleasantest word to be said in praise of his aprising trifies is that they throw well into the foreground the kindly fellowship, the gay good humour, and the mofaltering courage of British officers.'-DAILY NEWS.

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THE GOLDEN SHAFT.

By CHARLES GIBBON, Author of 'Robin Gray' &c.

3 vols. crown 8vo. At every Library. Mr. Charles Gibbon is a novelist whom the critic of novels is always glad to meet, because his books are always both readable and workmanlike. Mr. Gibbon is now a practised novelist; but it is evident that he has not got to the hack condition. In all his books there is some freshness; and freshness is certainly not wantins in "A Golden Shaft.". ....A novel of interest and merit much above the average.........Mr. Gibbon is to le congratulated on the character of “ Fiscal”. Musgrave, which is as original as it is lifelike, and as attractive as it is original. The situation which chiefly displays it is well imagined, powerfully worked out, and sufficiently striking in itself.'-ACADEMY.

• Excellent in every important respect; the story is interesting, the plot is most ingeniously devised, the characters are cleverly conceived and consistently drawn, while several of them stand out picturesquely in their quaint originality......

Altogether, we may certainly congratulate Mr. Gibbon on his book. -SATURDAY RETIEY. 'Scottish life has rarely had a better interpreter and describer than Mr. Charles Gibbon. Everybody will remember his justly popular “Robin Gray,” and he has just pullished an equally charming novel, “ The Golden Shaft"; altogether, the story is one of the best we have read for a long time.'-CHRISTIAN LEADER,

· Mr. Gibbon is at his best in this story. It contains some really powerful situations, and its plot is vel worked out. The conscientious difficulties of the Fiscal, the father of the charming herione, are well developed by Mr. Gibbon, and the story will be read with interest throughout.'—MANCHESTER ÈXAMINER.

* Mr. Gibbon's last story is a powerful and well-written one. The plot is good and well worked out. All the characters, too, are cleverly described. Altogether, the “Golden Shaft" is good, and fully equals, if it does no. improve upon, anything Mr. Gibbon has previously written.'-GLASGOW HERALD.

When Mr. Gibbon finished his latest novel, the “ Golden Shaft," he finished a work which appears to as to be distinctly the best that he has yet done. It is a well-devised story ; it is simple in construction, and always natural. There are some fine studies of character in the book, and altogether in style, in plot, in incident, it stands, as we think, high above anything that Mr. Gibbon has yet produced. This is saying a great deal.'

SCOTSMAX. It is pleasant to meet with a work by Mr. Gibbon that will remind his readers of the promise of his earlit efforts. Thy story of Thorburn and his family is full of power and pathos, as is the figure of the strong-patured Musgrave.'

ATRENXUX. There are few more charming living writers of fiction than Mr. Gibbon. However short or long his stories may be, however slight in texture or plot, we are at least sure to meet with some simple touches of nature which somehow get at the heart of the reader. And this is one of the highest achievements of the novelist ; for one touch of nature is worth a hundred volumes of merc sensationalism. The novel before us is no exception to the author's rule. It is a Scotch story, and several of the characters are drawn with a delicate yet powerful hand. We have much confidence in recommending this novel; it is pure and healthful in tone, robust in sentiment,

and it is withal excellently written.'— BRITISH QUARTERLY REVIEW.

* The Golden Shaft” is a story of true love, and is told with sublued pathos and much quict power ...The Fiscal is a powerfully drawn character, and his daughter Ellie a thoroughly sweet girl. On the whole, we bare seon nothing before of Mr. Gibbons' writing so good as this novel.'-DAILY NEWS,

GIDEON FLEYCE.

By HENRY W. LUCY.

3 vols, crown 8vo. At every Library. ““ Gideon Fleyce" will be gladly taken in hand by a great number of readers. They will be anxious to a whether an experienced journalist, a man who has made his mark in various ways in connection with journalis, who is known as a humourist, and who has made many friends and few enemies, could write a novel worthy of being read. When “ Gideon Fleyce” has been read, the answer will be that Mr. Lucy has succeeded. He has devised an excellent plot, and he has told it admirably. It is partly political ; it is partly a love story, though that element has comparatively a small share in it; and it is a novel of incident. Mr. Lucy's comments upon political matters are delightful. The novel, taken as a whole, must be regarded as one of good proinise.'

SCOTSMAX. It is not very often given to a writer to excel in many lines, but Mr. Lucy has brought to his first novel much of the talent that has marked his more fugitive work. * Gideon Fleyce" shows the same light and passing literary stroke, and the same eye for the odd characteristic traits of a man. The party that O'Brien invites to meet the hero at dinner is a capital social sketch, and the knowing reader may perhaps not relish it the less for fancying that he has the key to the real names of the guests. The young lady of the piece is a charming relief to the pushing, sordid, vulgar intriguers and self-seekers who, from the hero in search of a seat, down to the long shore men in search of a purchaser for their votes, crowd the page. We shall be disappointed if this clever write does not one of these days give us a purely political novel, in which some of the active types of public men in time may see themselves in a wholesomely veracious mirror.'-PALL MALL GAZETTE.

• This is one of the cleverest novels we have read for a long time. The author is sure to take a high piss among contemporary novelists, may perhaps some day prove his fitness to rank among the great masters of the craft.' - SHEFFIELD İNDEPENDENT.

'The novel has remarkable constructive excellence and striking situations. The flow of casy bumour and the extraordinary perception of the ridiculons possessed by the author have here most facile display.

ĎAILY NEWS A very clever novel, and full of promise as a first venture in fiction : a highly entertaining story.... " Gideon Flcyce" is so much above the average of novels that the accession of its author-especially as the createx of “ Napper"_to the rank of writers of fiction is deserving of a very hearty welcome'-ACADEMY.

Gideon Fleyce” is remarkably well written, being in point of style about the best novel of the season, OT, for the matter of that, about the best work of fiction in the purely literary sense which has appcarei sinoc * Jobs Inglesant.” It is a clever book; Mr. Lucy's style is pure and unaffected; he draws characters charmingly, si he describes persons and places admirably.-MORNING Post.

• That is a powerful scene, and the whole of the sensational plot of which this scene is the central point, is managed with an ingenuity worthy almost of Wilkic Collins.' --SPECTATOR.

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