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   Exceeded in popularity in its time only by Uncle Tom's Cabin, The Wide, Wide World is a feminist Huckleberry Finn. First published in 1850, this domestic epic narrates the seven-year pilgrimage of a girl sent out into the world at age ten by a dying mother and a careless father. Moved from relative to relative, Ellen Montgomery astonishes by remaining faithful to her mother’s memory and to her Christian teachings. As Jane Tompkins notes in her afterword, Warner's (1819-1865) novel is ...
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   Exceeded in popularity in its time only by Uncle Tom's Cabin, The Wide, Wide World is a feminist Huckleberry Finn. First published in 1850, this domestic epic narrates the seven-year pilgrimage of a girl sent out into the world at age ten by a dying mother and a careless father. Moved from relative to relative, Ellen Montgomery astonishes by remaining faithful to her mother’s memory and to her Christian teachings. As Jane Tompkins notes in her afterword, Warner's (1819-1865) novel is "compulsively readable, absorbing, and provoking to an extraordinary degree... More than any other book of its time, it embodies, uncompromisingly, the values of the Victorian era."

Ellen has difficulty believing that God will take care of her when her dying mother leaves her with the unloving Mrs. Dunscombe.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780935312669
  • Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY, The
  • Publication date: 1/1/1993
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 608
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan Bogert Warner (July 11, 1819 – March 17, 1885), was an American evangelical writer of religious fiction, children's fiction, and theological works. Wikipedia.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 1999

    A Little Known Gem

    This well-written book should be required reading for all high school level American Literature courses, especially in Christian schools and homeschooling families. Susan Warner's style is engaging. Ellen experiences the same kinds of events and emotions that we do today, and Miss Warner gently walks us through appropriate biblical responses to a variety of losses and trials.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2013

    Not missing pages

    I cant believe i am going to say this but this is better than litle women and i have read that theee times in the mont i have had it. You must read this. It is a real tearjerker. A positively heartbreaking story but o so good

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 4, 2011

    Missing pages

    I was enjoying this old-fashioned story alot even though the typos in it are down-right annoying, when much to my surprise, it was suddenly over without warning. The end of the story was just not there! So, I am left wondering what happened in the end. I guess I will have to buy a copy if one is available. Hazards of downloading free books I guess. Disappointing.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted December 28, 2011

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