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Fairchild Family

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By: (1775-1851)

The adventures of Lucy, Emily and Henry are described in this short novel, written and set in Regency England. Their naughtiness, their activities and their interactions with the children next door; Miss Augusta and Charles Trueman, are all delightfully described. Their daily lives are an insight into childhood and the family and religious values at the time - each chapter has a moral lesson, and the good end happily, while the bad get what they deserve.

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THE FAIRCHILD FAMILY

BY Mrs. SHERWOOD

[Illustration: " Mr. and Mrs. Fairchild had three children, Lucy, Emily and Henry. " Page 1.]

THE FAIRCHILD FAMILY

BY Mrs. SHERWOOD

EDITED WITH INTRODUCTION BY MARY E. PALGRAVE

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY FLORENCE M. RUDLAND

NEW YORK FREDERICK A. STOKES COMPANY PUBLISHERS

Introduction

The History of Lucy, Emily, and Henry Fairchild was begun in 1818, nearly a century ago. The two little misses and their brother played and did lessons, were naughty and good, happy and sorrowful, when George III. was still on the throne; when gentlemen wore blue coats with brass buttons, knee breeches, and woollen stockings; and ladies were attired in short waists, low necks, and long ringlets. The Battle of Waterloo was quite a recent event; and the terror of "Boney" was still used by nursery maids to frighten their charges into good behaviour.

Perhaps some of those who take up this book and glance at its title page are saying to themselves. We have plenty of stories about the children of to day the children of the twentieth century, not of the early nineteenth... Continue reading book >>


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