Tales of English Life: Including Middleton and the Middletons (Classic Reprint)

Tales of English Life: Including Middleton and the Middletons (Classic Reprint)

by Mary Howitt
     
 

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Many years since I began a series of stories, drawn entirely from my own experience, and descriptive of English life, as it then existed. In those days locomotion was slow, commerce and agriculture were comparatively inert, and the state of society much more prosaic than in this busy,

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Excerpt from Tales of English Life: Including Middleton and the Middletons

Many years since I began a series of stories, drawn entirely from my own experience, and descriptive of English life, as it then existed. In those days locomotion was slow, commerce and agriculture were comparatively inert, and the state of society much more prosaic than in this busy, stirring age of marvellous scientific discoveries and mechanical appliances. But there were compensations; money had another scale of value, fortunes were then considered large which would now be insignificant, tastes were simpler, wants were fewer, whilst life was equally rich in happiness and in domestic virtues.

Two of these tales are from a pen which possessed a rare gift of pictorial description and truthful portraiture. They were written for this series by my lamented husband, at a time when a deep domestic sorrow wholly occupied my mind. As is fitting, they take their place amongst my stories, which in this present year I have had the opportunity of thoroughly revising.

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ISBN-13:
9781331244943
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/12/2015
Pages:
668
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.34(d)

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