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 Brontës, 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
The Tapestry Room A Child's Romance
Us, An Old Fashioned Story