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The History of Sandford and Merton: A Work Intended for the Use of Children

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Adding the book to a shelf prior to review which made me look p the author and then this book and well to review which made me look p the author and then this book and well s the random way you sometimes find yourself reading odd books you d never heard of the day before Didn t love this one so much The didacticism was over the top and I wanted to throttle Sanford most of the time The History Of Sandford And History of Sandford and goes off to a fairly slow start but once Tommy and Harry are at Mr Barlow s the story picks p pace I can really see the attraction of the book to children in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as it includes stories about historic people faraway countries and much exotic extraordinary stuff that would speak to the mind of a middle class British child The dynamic between the two boys is perhaps Eater part of his life and was mailer of many fervants who cultivated fugar and other valuable things for his advantage He had only one ion of whom he was excellively fond andto educate this child properly Was the reafon of his determining to flay Didactic tales are not my cup of Tea From A Different Time And Place From a different time and place moralistic set of stories for young children includes adventures and lessons This is a helpful work for children s literature scholars looking to read early examples of texts written for children Day s own personal history is also worth learning about as his attempts at wife rearing through adopting several young girls is as outrageous as it sounds Find the book at Gutenberg here note some versions have illustrations and wikipedia page here If you want to read about the eccentric author his wikipedia page is hereIt s thanks to another GRfolk Bettie s review of How to Create the Perfect Wife Britain s Most Ineligible Bachelor and his Enlightened est to Train the Ideal Mate or. Excerpt from The History of Sandford and Merton A Work Intended for the Use of ChildrenIN the weflern part of England lived a gentleman of great fortune whofe name was Merton He had a large cfiate in the ifland of Jamaica where he had paired the gr. ,

Bit simplistic and I got slightly fed p with Harry s Peace utter and complete goodness at times but it portrays growingp learning to acknowledge your own faults and attempting to amend them ite well Unfortunately I did feel the book was too long a hundred pages less would probably have prevent my finding the book slightly tedious in the end Originally published in three volumes in 1783 1786 and 1789 The History of Sandford and Merton was a wildly popular English children s novel throughout the nineteenth century going through forty three British editions alone by 1883 Thomas Day wealthy Englishman abolitionist philosopher known for his extraordinary wife training experiment see How to Create the Perfect Wife Britain s Most Ineligible bachelor and. ome years in england tommy and. Ome years in England Tommy who at the time he came from jamaica was only ix years old was naturally a very good natured boy but nfortunately had been fpoiled by too much indulgence Whilehe lived in jamaica he'had feveral black fervants to wa. ,