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Palgrave Macmillan

Selected Tales for Children and Young People

ISBN 9780230361423
Publication Date September 2013
Formats Paperback Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Classics of Children's Literature

Maria Edgeworth was a pioneer of realist children's literature. This critical edition reveals the range of her writing for children, ranging from stories for very young children to tales for young adults, and includes The Purple Jar, The Good Aunt and The Grateful Negro. Annotated with a comprehensive introduction based on original research.

Susan Manly is Reader in English at the University of St Andrews, UK. Manly's areas of specialization include literature of the 1790s, and the works of Maria Edgeworth with a particular interest in Edgeworth's religious politics and writing for and about children. She is the author of Language, Custom and Nation in the 1790s: Locke, Tooke, Wordsworth, Edgeworth (Ashgate, 2007).

1. Introduction
2. Note on the Text
3. Further Reading
4. The Little Dog Trusty
5. The Purple Jar
6. Rosamund's Day of Misfortunes
7. The Bracelets
8. Lazy Lawrence
9. Waste Not, Want Not
10. The Good Aunt
11. The Grateful Negro
12. Notes


'Finally, a series that makes available some notable children's classics of former ages...' - David Rudd, University of Bolton, UK
'An exciting new series ... No survey of children's literature would be complete without these "lost" classics.' - Kenneth Kidd, University of Florida, USA
'An indispensible resource for educators, scholars and students ... the series invites readers to engage anew with the history of children's books.' - Clare Bradford, Deakin University, Australia
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