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O Ye Jigs and Juleps
  • ISBN: 978-0-7334-3714-4
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Virginia Cary Hudson’s O Ye Jigs and Juleps

Both knowing and naïve, pious and feisty, 10-year-old Virginia Cary Hudson brings her sharp observation to bear on the adults and children, churches and institutions of her home town, early-1900s Versailles, Kentucky. Essays for a teacher have never been so revealing, or so entertaining.

Edited by Jeffrey Bibbee, Lesley Peterson, and Leigh Thompson Stanfield, with Emily Cater, Danielle Holcombe, Catherine James, and Melissa Thornton.

A Search after Happiness: A Pastoral Drama
  • ISBN: 978-0-7334-3677-2
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Louisa May Alcott's Norna, or The Witch's Curse

This is the real play, written when Alcott was fifteen, of which she provides a farcical description in Little Women. Full of fierce posturing and melodramatic action, Norna shows young Louisa and her collaborating sister Anna stretching their creative wings in poetic drama.

Edited by Juliet McMaster and Others

A Search after Happiness: A Pastoral Drama
  • ISBN: 978-0-7334-3398-6
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Sophia Elizabeth Burney's "Works" and "Novels, Plays, and Poems"

Enlivened by gusts of boisterous and often violent humour, these novels, plays and poems by thirteen-year-old Sophia Burney raise many of the same gender and class issues that her famous aunt Frances Burney explored in Evelina. The collection reflects the creative culture of this talented and productive family.

Edited by Lorna J. Clark with Sarah Rose Smith

The Book Cover of Waterloo Diary
  • ISBN: 978-0-7334-3575-0
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Elizabeth Thompson (Butler), Waterloo Diary: Woman Battle Artist in Training

Nominated for the William MB Berger Prize for British Art History 2015/16

Inspired by a visit to the field of Waterloo, "that inexhaustible battle", and determined to become a painter of battle scenes, young Elizabeth Thompson (later Butler) records her training and the prejudices she faced as a woman painter: until she scores a huge success at the Royal Academy with what Ruskin called "the first fine Pre-Raphaelite picture of battle".

Edited by Juliet McMaster and Others.

The Book Cover of Turner, Ethel That Young Rebel
  • ISBN: 978-0-7334-3576-9
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Ethel Turner's That Young Rebel

Ethel Turner's "That Young Rebel" is the serial written for the final year of the Parthenon, the journal she wrote with her sister, Lilian, from 1889 to 1892. Her rebel exemplifies those qualities of resilience and a healthy disregard for authority that Turner - later author of the famous children's novel Seven Little Australians (1894) - clearly admires and finds appropriate as Australia itself moves towards independent nationhood.

Edited by Pamela Nutt, with Others

A Search after Happiness: A Pastoral Drama
  • ISBN: 978-0-7334-3501-0
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Hannah More's A Search after Happiness: A Pastoral Drama

Written between the ages of sixteen and eighteen, A Search after Happiness (1773) is Hannah More's first serious work on the subject of women's education. True to the pastoral tradition, the play traces the moral growth of its four young female protagonists under the gentle guidance of an ancient shepherdess. More's early literacy and linguistic assuredness foreshadows her later role as an influential eighteenth-century educator, writer and social reformer.

Edited by David Owen & Others

Crossing Canada
  • ISBN: 978-0-7334-3500-3
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'Saved from the Waste-paper Basket' & Other Stories: Herman Charles Bosman's Juvenilia

Written from the ages of sixteen to twenty-one, this first complete collection of Herman Charles Bosman's juvenilia reveals the development of a complex, gifted student who became one of South Africa's best-known authors. The stories bear the trademarks of his later satirical style and his irreverent worldview; and they provide insight into an Afrikaner childhood in the early twentieth century.

Edited by Mark Kretschmann

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