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Elsie's Womanhood

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The fourth book in the Elsie Dinsmore series, Elsie grows into a young woman. She marries her father's old friend, Edward Travilla, and together start a family. The latter half of the book occurs during the Civil War.

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ELSIE'S WOMANHOOD

A sequel to "ELSIE'S GIRLHOOD"

By MARTHA FINLEY

Complete Authorized Edition

Published by arrangement with Dodd, Mead and Company

A Burt Book BLUE RIBBON BOOKS, Inc.

New York

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1875, by

DODD & MEAD

In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

1903,

BY MARTHA FINLEY

1917,

BY CHARLES B. FINLEY

Preface.

The call for a sequel to "Elsie's Girlhood" having become too loud and importunate to be resisted, the pleasant task of writing it was undertaken.

Dates compelled the bringing in of the late war: and it has been the earnest desire and effort of the author to so treat the subject as to wound the feelings of none; to be as impartial as if writing history; and, by drawing a true, though alas, but faint picture, of the great losses and sufferings on both sides, to make the very thought of a renewal of the awful strife utterly abhorrent to every lover of humanity, and especially of this, our own dear native land.

Are we not one people: speaking the same language; worshipping the one true and living God; having a common history, a common ancestry; and united by the tenderest ties of blood? And is not this great grand, glorious old Union known and respected all over the world our common country, our joy and pride? O! let us forget all bitterness, and live henceforth in love, harmony, and mutual helpfulness... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 1 review)

June 26, 2016
Does anyone know -- is there a section missing from this book? The way the files are tagged, it skips over 27.


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