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The Cuckoo Clock

£12.99

Product description

First Edition of this Children's Edition. 1931. Originally published in 1877.

Mrs Molesworth (Mary Louisa Molesworth, writing as Mrs Molesworth) is best known as a writer of books for the young, such as Tell Me a Story (1875), Carrots (1876), The Cuckoo Clock (1877), The Tapestry Room (1879), and A Christmas Child (1880). She has been called "the Jane Austen of the nursery". She typified late Victorian writing for girls - aimed at girls too old for fairies and princesses but too young for Austen and the Brontës. Her books 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 emphasised Victorian notions of duty and self-sacrifice. Typical of the time, her young child characters often use a lisping style, and words may be misspelt to represent children's speech—"jography" for geography, for instance.

This copy is in very good condition. Dustjacket good, somewhat grubby with a few half inch tears. Unclipped. Green and red illustrated cloth cover very good, with only very slight fading at the top and bottom of the spine. Contains a number of drawn illustrations by C.E. Brock, all of which are in very good, bright condition. Inside pages all very good and clean with no marks. A very tidy copy.

Item details

Added value:
First Edition
Author(s):
Molesworth, Mrs
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1931
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
196
Publisher:
Macmillan & Co.

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First Edition of this Children's Edition. 1931. Originally published in 1877.

Mrs Molesworth (Mary Louisa Molesworth, writing as Mrs Molesworth) is best known as a writer of books for the young, such as Tell Me a Story (1875), Carrots (1876), The Cuckoo Clock (1877), The Tapestry Room (1879), and A Christmas Child (1880). She has been called "the Jane Austen of the nursery". She typified late Victorian writing for girls - aimed at girls too old for fairies and princesses but too young for Austen and the Brontës. Her books 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 emphasised Victorian notions of duty and self-sacrifice. Typical of the time, her young child characters often use a lisping style, and words may be misspelt to represent children's speech—"jography" for geography, for instance.

This copy is in very good condition. Dustjacket good, somewhat grubby with a few half inch tears. Unclipped. Green and red illustrated cloth cover very good, with only very slight fading at the top and bottom of the spine. Contains a number of drawn illustrations by C.E. Brock, all of which are in very good, bright condition. Inside pages all very good and clean with no marks. A very tidy copy.

Added value:
First Edition
Author(s):
Molesworth, Mrs
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1931
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
196
Publisher:
Macmillan & Co.

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