Reading for Winter Evenings; A Selection of Amusing and Instructive Stories. New and Improved Series, No. 22

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Title

Reading for Winter Evenings; A Selection of Amusing and Instructive Stories. New and Improved Series, No. 22

Alternative Title

New and Improved Series, No. 22

Date

1850

Extent

24 pages

Identifier

s0098b48

Is Part Of

Chapbook #33 and #34 in a bound collection of 34 chapbooks

Description

"Price one penny." on title-page
Woodcut illustration of young man and woman reading books at a table.

Abstract

A collection of stories and tales about the adventures of a variety of different characters, including an elderly cat describing her adventures—most frequently her many brushes with death—throughout her life, a successful farmer who had to endure an astonishing number of travails and hardships in his life on his way to prosperity, a young woman who made an imprudent marriage and suffered until a rich uncle returned from sea and lifts her and her family out of poverty, and an Indian prince who is presented with a series of gifts, the most valuable of which turns out to be a book or moral precepts from which he would learn to rule with wisdom and grace. The major theme running through many of these stories appears to be fortitude and perseverance, even in the face of adversity, disaster, and death.

Coverage

India
Scotland

Subject

Chapbooks--Scotland--Glasgow

Contributor

Archival & Special Collections, University of Guelph Library, Guelph, Ontario Canada

Rights

In the public domain; For high quality reproductions, contact Archival & Special Collections, University of Guelph. libaspc@uoguelph.ca, 519-824-4120, Ext. 53413

Type

fiction

Citation

“Reading for Winter Evenings; A Selection of Amusing and Instructive Stories. New and Improved Series, No. 22,” Scottish Chapbooks, accessed December 8, 2019, https://scottishchapbooks.lib.uoguelph.ca/items/show/1025.