Mary Staunton; Or the Pupils of Marvel Hall

By the Author of “ Portraits of my Married Friends.” New York : D. Appleton & Co.
THIS story has a practical aim, the exposure of the faults of fashionable boarding-schools. “A good plot, and full of expectation,” as Hotspur said; but the author had not the ability to execute the design. The satire and denunciation are both weak, and are not relieved by the introduction of a very silly and threadbare love-story.