Tuesday, July 24, 2007


"Mary Louisa Molesworth typified late Victorian writing for girls. Aimed at girls too old for fairies and princesses but too young for Austen and the Bront√ęs, books by Molesworth had their share of amusement, but they also had a good deal of moral instruction. The girls reading Molesworth would grow up to be mothers; thus, the books emphasized Victorian notions of duty and self-sacrifice."

The Cuckoo Clock

Grandmother Dear, A Book for Boys and Girls

The Rectory Children

Rosy

The Tapestry Room A Child's Romance

Us, An Old Fashioned Story

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