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In Homespun   By: (1858-1924)

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In Homespun by Edith Nesbit is a charming collection of short stories that transport readers to the idyllic English countryside of yesteryears. Through her vivid and evocative prose, Nesbit weaves tales of ordinary people and their everyday lives, capturing the essence of rural life with great warmth and authenticity.

One of the standout aspects of this book is Nesbit's ability to create relatable and lovable characters. Each story introduces us to a new cast of individuals, from the hardworking farmers to the mischievous children, and crafts their personalities with depth and nuance. With her keen observations, Nesbit breathes life into these characters, making them feel like real people facing real struggles.

Another strength of In Homespun is Nesbit's skill in portraying the beauty and simplicity of the English countryside. Her descriptions are vivid, painting a picture of rolling green hills, meandering streams, and cozy cottages. Nesbit's attention to detail immerses readers in the setting, making them feel as if they are walking alongside the characters, experiencing the sights, smells, and sounds of rural life.

The stories themselves are heartfelt and touching, exploring themes such as love, friendship, and the pursuit of happiness. Nesbit expertly captures the intricacies of human emotions, giving each tale a sense of authenticity and resonance. From the joys of a successful harvest to the heartache of unrequited love, the stories in this collection evoke a range of emotions, leaving readers contemplating the different facets of human existence.

Furthermore, Nesbit's writing style is accessible and engaging, making In Homespun an enjoyable read for readers of all ages. Her storytelling is simple yet captivating, drawing readers in from the very first page and keeping them engrossed until the last. Nesbit's ability to convey complex emotions and ideas with clarity and grace is a testament to her skill as a writer.

Overall, In Homespun by Edith Nesbit is a delightful collection of stories that showcases the author's talent for capturing the essence of rural life. With its relatable characters, evocative descriptions, and heartfelt narratives, this book is a must-read for anyone seeking a charming and immersive literary experience. Nesbit's ability to convey the beauty and simplicity of English country living will leave readers yearning for a simpler time and a glimpse into the world of In Homespun.

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IN HOMESPUN

BY E. NESBIT

LONDON 1896

THESE tales are written in an English dialect none the less a dialect for that it lacks uniformity in the misplacement of aspirates, and lacks, too, strange words misunderstanded of the reader.

In South Kent villages with names ending in 'den,' and out away on the Sussex downs where villages end in 'hurst,' live the plain people who talk this plain speech a speech that should be sweeter in English ears than the implacable consonants of a northern kail yard, or the soft one vowelled talk of western hillsides.

All through the summer nights the market carts creak along the London road; to London go the wild young man and the steady young man who 'betters' himself. To London goes the girl seeking a 'place.' The 'beano' comes very near to this land so near that across its marches you may hear the sackbut and shawm from the breaks. Once a year come the hoppers. And so the cup of the hills holds no untroubled pool of pastoral speech. This book therefore is of no value to a Middle English scholar, and needs no glossary.

E. NESBIT.

KENT, March 1896.

CONTENTS

THE BRISTOL BOWL BARRING THE WAY GRANDSIRE TRIPLES A DEATH BED CONFESSION HER MARRIAGE LINES ACTING FOR THE BEST GUILTY SON AND HEIR ONE WAY OF LOVE COALS OF FIRE

THE BRISTOL BOWL

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