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BOOK NOTICES.

Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte. Pictures of ISSD, 'Pall Mall Gazette.* Joseph Braithwaite, Princes street, Dunedin. Though neither of these two remarkable works is new, both are worthy of present notice. 'Jane Eyre' was published upwarks of forty years ago in the then orthodox fashion of a three - volume novel, tho authoress assuming tho name of Currer Bell. It quickly obtained great popularity, and was translated into several languages. It is now published in a cheap form, so that everyone can afford to enjoy the reading of it; and, though of a past generation, its merits place it among the most interesting of English classics. The ' Edinburgh Review'for January, 1850, says: "It is certain that for many years there has been no work of such power, piquancy, and originality. Its vory faults were faults on the aide of vigor, and its beauties were all original. The grand secret of its success, however—as of all genuine and lasting success—was its reality." Wo have no doubt that other works by the authoress and her sisters will follow. Not 1e33 remarkable for cheapness and execution is the supplement tf the ' Pall Mall Gazette,' containing engravings of the pictures in the Royal Academy, the New Gallery, the Grosvenor Gallery, and the New English Art Club. Such a publication was impossible a few years ago, and though as a matter of course the engravings give only a light and shadow etching of the magnificent works on exhibit, they give a delightful peep into the advance of pictorial art and composition of the age.

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BOOK NOTICES., Issue 8000, 31 August 1889

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BOOK NOTICES. Issue 8000, 31 August 1889

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