This time we have collected a set of stories on the subject of manners by prolific writer Frances Hodgson Burnett who was a turn of the 20th century feminist, most known for her children’s novels Little Lord Fauntleroy (published in 1885–1886), A Little Princess (1905), and The Secret Garden (1911).
This first is Surly Tim: A Lancashire Story, which is a rare sad story of Burnett’s; described as melodramatic with a Christian message. The piece is set in Lancashire where Burnett spent her childhood.
Then there is Mère Giraud’s Little Daughter; a sweet piece with an open ending that may cause some feelings of nostalgia. Be warned!
Lastly, Seth is described as an early feminism piece with a somewhat surprising ending that concerns mine work and the changing attitudes towards women, and which is of interest to fans of Burnett’s more mature work.
Hope you enjoy!
These stories were hand-curated for you by Jumbelbook in .ePub and .mobi format and sourced from Project Gutenberg, the volunteer effort to digitize and archive cultural works:
Surly Tim: A Lancashire Story by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Seth by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Mère Giraud’s Little Daughter by Frances Hodgson Burnett
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