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Miscellanea   By: (1841-1885)

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Miscellanea by Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing is a delightful collection of short stories that will transport readers to a world of imagination and wonder.

The book presents a wide array of themes and subjects, each explored through the lens of Ewing's vivid storytelling. From tales of fairies and enchanted creatures to stories about everyday life, the author captures the hearts of readers with her enchanting prose and engaging characters.

One of the standout features of Miscellanea is the diversity of its narratives. Ewing's ability to seamlessly switch between genres and tones reflects her immense talent as a storyteller. Whether it be a lighthearted comedy or a poignant tale of loss, each story is crafted with precision and care, captivating readers from the very first page.

Moreover, Ewing's strong character development is another standout aspect of this book. Readers will find themselves empathizing with the protagonists, who reflect a wide range of personalities, from brave and resourceful to vulnerable and kind. Through their journeys, Ewing weaves important life lessons and morals, making the stories not only entertaining but also thought-provoking.

The language used throughout the book is elegant and evocative, with descriptive passages that paint vivid pictures in the reader's mind. Ewing's attention to detail is evident in every story, creating a fully immersive reading experience that transports readers to the worlds she has created.

Despite the book being written in the 19th century, the themes explored in Miscellanea remain relevant and relatable to readers today. Ewing's ability to capture the essence of human emotions and experiences transcends time, making her stories timeless and enduring.

In conclusion, Miscellanea by Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing is a delightful collection of stories that will captivate readers of all ages. With its diverse range of narratives, strong character development, and enchanting prose, this book is a must-read for anyone seeking a journey into the realms of imagination and wonder.

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SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING CHRISTIAN KNOWLEDGE, London: Northumberland Avenue, W.C. 43, Queen Victoria Street, E.C. Brighton: 129, North Street. New York: E. & J.B. YOUNG & CO.

[Published under the direction of the General Literature Committee.]


The contents of this volume are republished in order to make the Edition a complete collection of Mrs. Ewing's works, rather than because of their intrinsic worth. The fact that she did not republish the papers during her life shows that she did not estimate them very highly herself; but as each one has a special interest connected with it, I feel I am not violating her wishes in bringing the collection before the public.

One of Mrs. Ewing's strongest gifts was her power of mimicry; this made her an actor above the average of amateurs, and also enabled her to imitate any special style of writing that she wished. The first four stories in this volume are instances of this power. The Mystery of the Bloody Hand was an attempt to vie with some of the early sensational novels, such as Lady Audley's Secret and The Moonstone ; tales in which a glimpse of the supernatural is introduced amongst scenes of every day life.

During my sister's girlhood we had a family MS. Magazine (as our Mother had done in her young days), and two of the stories in Mrs... Continue reading book >>

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