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THE CARDIFF LIBRARIES' REVIEW, Vol. I. No. 10. August-September, 1910. CONTENTS : Pag* Recent Additions to the Central Lending Library 69 Recent Additions to the Welsh Department - 71 READERS' REVIEW. Pag* The Best Books ..... 81 The Social Problem Novels of Mrs. Gaskell - 86 A Living Poet and the Celtic Revival - - 89 Some Books Worth Reading, II. - - - 91 The Beginnings of Local Government - - 94 Recent Additions to the Central Lending Library. NOTE.—Borrowers at the Branch Lend¬ ing Libraries may obtain any books in this list, if available. Application should be made to the Assistant-in-charge. Books not available may be bespoken on payment of one penny for an advice post-card. 82 ENGLISH LITERATURE. Baring (Maurice). Dead letters. London, 1910. xii, 243pp. 7i*......... L42i9 Beers (Henry A.) Points at issue, and some other points. New York, 1904. vii, 273PP- 7"............... L4223 Benson (Arthur Christopher). The thread of gold. London, 1907. xix, 286pp. %\". L3687 Canning (Albert S. G.) British writers on classic lands : a literary sketch. London, 1907. 296pp. g"............ L2374 Holmes, Oliver Wendell. Schroeder (William Lawrence). Oliver Wendell Holmes : an appreciation. Lon¬ don, 1909. 120pp. y\"......... L4224 Russell (George W. E.) Sketches and snap¬ shots 2nd ed. London, 1910. xi, 508pp. 8i"............... L4218 Scott, Sir Walter. Canning (Albert S. G.) History in Scott's novels : a literary sketch. 2nd ed. Lon¬ don, 1907. 311pp. 9"......... L2384 Service (Robert W.) Ballads of a cheechako. London, 1910. 140pp. yl" ... ... M2964 Shakespeare, William. Canning (Albert S. G.) Shakespeare studied in eight plays. London, 1903. 495PP- 9"............... L2383 Contents:—Troilus and Cressida ; Timon of Athens; Julius Caesar ; Antony and Cleo¬ patra; Richard III.; Henry VIII.; King Lear; A midsummer-night's dream. —McCallum (W. W.) Shakespeare's Roman plays and their background. London, 1910. xv, 666pp. 9"... ... L2382 Contents:—Julius Ca;sar; Antony and Cleo¬ patra ; Coriolanus. English Literature—continued. Whitman, Walt. Holmes (Edmond). Walt Whitman's poetry : a story and a selection. London, 1902. 132pp. 8"... ... ... ... L4230 Whitmore (Clara H.) Woman's work in English fiction from the Restoration to the mid-Victorian period. New York, 1910. vii, 309pp. 7i" ......... L4227 Yeats (William Butler). Poems. London, 1899-1909. 2 vols. 7!"......... M2966 92 BIOGRAPHY. Airy (Sir George Biddell). Autobiography ; ed. Wilfrid Airy. London, 1896. xii, 414pp. Port. 9"............ G2249 Argyll (John Douglas Sutherland Campbell, 9th Duke of), ed. Intimate society letters of the 18th century. London, 1910. 2 vols, lllus., ports., facsims. 9". G2876 Balzac, Honor£ de. Lawton (Frederick). Balzac. London, 1910. xi, 388pp. Illus. 9"...... G2869 Boccaccio, Giovanni. Hutton (Edward). Giovanni Boccaccio : a biographical study. London, 1910. xxviii, 426pp. Illus., ports. Sf... ... G2850 Charles XII., King of Sweden. Browning (Oscar). Charles XII. of Sweden. London, 1899. xii, 368pp. Port. 7|»............... G4758 Choiseul, Etienne-Francois, Duke de. Soltau (Roger H.) The Duke de Choiseul. Oxford, 1909. 176pp. y\H. (Lothian essay, 1908.) ......... G4608 Crichton, James. Crichton (Douglas). The admirable Crichton : the real character. London, 1909. 64pp. Illus., ports., facsim. y\". G4637 Denison (George Anthony). Notes of my life (1805-1878). Oxford, 1878. viii, 4I5PP- 9"............... G2209 Dodsley, Robert. Straus (Ralph). Robert Dodsley : poet, publisher and playwright. London, 1910. xiv, 407pp. Illus., ports. 9'...... Ga436