The Cuckoo Clock

By: Mrs. Molesworth

Price: $12.88

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This is a children's chapter book written and published in the 1800s. It is typical late Victorian writing for girls - aimed at girls too old for fairies and princesses but too young for Austen and the Brontes. It is amusing, but also includes a good deal of moral instruction. The author felt that those girls reading her books would grow up to be mothers, so her books emphasized Victorian notions of duty and self-sacrifice. Her young child characters often use a lisping style, and words may be misspelled to represent children's speech-"jography" for geography, for instance. This book has another short story with it called The Castle in the Lough, which is very readable. Well illustrated in color and black & white, the red binding has a circle on the front as if used for a drink holder. The spine has some lightening and the gold lettering is darkened. The endpapers are decorated and the frontispiece is present. Pages of ads are bound in the back. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

Title: The Cuckoo Clock

Author: Mrs. Molesworth

Illustrator: Illustrated by Kirk, Maria L.

Categories: Vintage,

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, J. B. Lippincott Company: 1916

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 004105

Keywords: CHILDREN JUVENILE KIDS CLOCK VICTORIAN Short Story Chapter Book FANTASY BUTTERFLIES, ,