|Publisher:||William and Robert Chambers|
Novel for children, illustrating various virtues and the social problems they prevent: these problems include drunkenness and high personal debt, which were apparently as prevalent in 1848 as they are today. With a preface and epilogue by the Scottish publisher William Chambers (1800-1883). [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Edgeworth, Maria
Maria Edgeworth (1767-1849) was an Irish novelist of children's literature. She was raised in a large family so she had first hand knowledge of the habits and preferences of children. Her stories were derived from practical knowledge and avoided fantastic creatures such as fairies and giants. “Why should the mind be filled with fantastic visions instead of useful knowledge?” she opined.
Her most famous work, “Castle Rackrent” is a collection of short stories that clearly distinguishes good from bad with each tale concluding with a moral. In her writing she was aware that moral concepts needed to be emphasized with dramatic measures. A skilled story writer, she often revealed features of her own personality in her fictitious characters such as Rosamond in “Early Lessons”. The success of that book led her to write several sequels. (From Instruction to Delight: An Anthology of Children's Literature to 1850)
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