A fourth edition of Prof. Kuno Francke's "Social Forces in German Literature" has been published by Henry Holt & Co., under the title of "A History of German Literature." An English edition by George Bell & Sons has appeared simultaneously. The book is an attempt to define the essential features of German Literature made from the point of view of the student of civilization rather than that of the linguistic scholar or the literary critic. It is based on original study of the sources, giving a coherent account of the great intellectual movement of German life as expressed in literature. Among other interesting subjects is a very full treatment of the contemporary German drams.