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William and His Uncle Ben. A Tale Designed for the Use of Young People

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Title:William and His Uncle Ben. A Tale Designed for the Use of Young People
Author:
Hofland, Barbara   
(15 of 18 for author by title)
The Young Cadet
The Stolen Boy, an Indian Tale
Illustrator:
Burney, Edward Francisco   
(2 of 2 for author by title)
Patience, A Tale
Published:   1826
Publisher:Arthur Hall, Virtue and Co.
Tags:fiction, juvenile
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Downloads:31
Pages:54 Info

Author Bio for Hofland, Barbara

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Barbara Hofland (1770 – 4 November 1844) was an English writer of some 66 didactic, moral stories for children, and of schoolbooks and poetry.

Her first story, The History of an Officer's Widow (1809), earned her £6 from John Harris, a London publisher. One of her many popular books (as Mrs. Hofland) was The Blind Farmer and His Children (1816). Her most popular children's book was The Son of a Genius, about an impulsive artist, which may contain autobiographical elements. It had been reprinted at least 14 times in Engliand by 1841, as well as nine times in America, and translations into French and other languages. Most of her works depict the struggles of a Christian family against hardships. Hofland's Tales of the Priory (1820), Tales of the Manor (1822) and Self-Denial (1835) can be read online, as can The Young Crusoe (1828), and a number of others. She also wrote geographical and topographical books for teaching purposes, and a longer work in verse: A Season at Harrogate (1812).

Hofland wrote a description and a poem on Whiteknights Park, the seat of the 5th Duke of Marlborough. The text, the drawings and etchings by her husband and the money they invested in publishing and printing were never reimbursed by the "profligate" duke.

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