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This is meant to be the best collection attainable of that delight of all children, and of many grown people who retain the child-heart still-the old-fashioned, time-honoured classic Fairy-tale. It has been compiled from all sources-far-off and familiar; when familiar, the stories have been traced with care to their original form, which, if foreign, has been retranslated, condensed, and in any other needful way made suitable for modern British children. Perrault, Madame d'Aulnois, and Grimm have thus been laid under contribution.
Excerpt: "e;If there ever was a woman thoroughly like her name, it was Agatha Bowen. She was good, in the first place-right good at heart, though with a slight external roughness (like the sound of the g in her name), which took away all sentimentalism. Then the vowels-the three broad rich a's-which no one can pronounce with nimini-pimini closed lips-how thoroughly they answered to her character!-a character in the which was nothing small, mean, cramped, or crooked."e;
A real insight into how the Cornish were perceived by outsiders and what the reality was really like. It has great descriptions of every day life and excellent descriptions of the area, beaches, heath, villages, towns, transportation etc. (Excerpt from Goodreads)
Napoleonic wars, bread riots, religious intolerance, industrial revolution....it's all here in the life of this most perfect of heroes. (Excerpt from Goodreads)
First published in 1850, Olive traces its eponymous heroine's progress from her ill-starred birth to maturity as a painter and wife. The crippled child of parents who are disgusted by her physical 'imperfection', a curvature of the spine, Olive struggles to take her place in the world as artist and woman. Published three years after Jane Eyre, Olive's swift fictional response to Charlotte Bronte's novel raises questions of family, race and nation. This edition also includes 'The Half-Caste', a story that confronts questions of miscegenation and racial prejudice in Victorian Britain. (Excerpt from Goodreads)
Despite their poverty the three Misses Leaf, Joanna, Selina and Hilary, school-mistresses to a waning class of pupils in the small rural town of Stowbury, have no option but to hire a maid to assist with all their domestic duties. (Excerpt from Goodreads)
Adventures of a Brownie consists of: Brownie and the Cook, Brownie and the Cherry Tree, Brownie in the Farmyard, Brownie's Ride,Brownie on the Ice, Brownie and the Clothes. An interesting look at life at the turn of the previous century for some English children living in the country (or at least, not in a city). (Excerpt from Goodreads)
"e;The Little Lame Prince and his Travelling Cloak"e; (often published under its shorter title The Little Lame Prince) is a story for children written by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik and first published in 1875. In the story, the young Prince Dolor, whose legs are paralysed due to a childhood trauma, is exiled to a tower in a wasteland. As he grows older, a fairy godmother provides a magical traveling cloak so he can see, but not touch, the world. He uses this cloak to go on various adventures, and develops great wisdom and empathy in the process. Finally he becomes a wise and compassionate ruler of his own land. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)
Excerpt: "e;He did not succeed to the title; he was born Earl of Cairnforth his father having been drowned in the loch a month before the wretched countess herself beholding the sight from her castle windows.
A deluxe Harper Perennial Legacy Edition, with an introduction from Simon Van Booy, nationally best-selling author of Father's Day and The Illusion of Separateness A compelling historical novel of a young man's rise from poverty to wealth in a small provincial town during the Industrial Revolution, now available in a Legacy Edition from Harper Perennial Modern Classics. Like Charles Dickens's beloved David Copperfield, John Halifax is an orphan, determined to make his success through honest hard work. He becomes an apprentice to Abel Flecher, a tanner and a Quaker, and is soon befriended by Abel's invalid son, Phineas, who chronicles John's success in business and love, rising from the humblest of origins to the pinnacle of wealth made possible by England's Industrial Revolution. Dinah Maria Mulock Craik explores the sweeping transformation wrought by this revolutionary technological age, including the rise of the middle class and its impact on the social, economic, and political makeup of the nation as it moved from the eighteenth to the nineteenth century. This Legacy Edition features a lush design and French flaps.
pubOne.info present you this new edition. "e;Get out o' Mr. Fletcher's road, ye idle, lounging, little-