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Selected Tales for Children and Young People

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Red Globe Press

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Classics of Children's Literature

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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...

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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.

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Maria Edgeworth is widelystudied on children's literature courses as the first 'realist' writer of stories for children and young people

The only widely available and affordable collection of her most popular and influential stories

An ideal edition for students, with an introduction, explanatory notes and suggestions for further reading by children's literature scholar Susan Manly

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.
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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).

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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).

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