Title Little Prudy's Flyaway Series [Complete in Six Volumes] Illustrated
Book Condition Very Good
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Size 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾
Publisher Boston Lee and Shepard 1873
Seller ID 000889
Aunt Madge's Story, 1871; 214 pages. Little Folks Astray, 1872; 203 pages. Little Grandfather, 1873; 221 pages. Little Grandmother, 1870; 202 pages. Miss Thistledown, 1873; 205 pages. Prudy Keeping House, 1870; 192 pages. Six small hardcovers, 6 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches (approx.), title page vignettes, black and white illustrations; embossed green cloth with spines decorated in gilt, boards are rubbed and edge worn, gilt rubbed and fading on spine, corners occasionally beginning to wear through and occasionally beginning to fray at spine ends, five volumes have a brief gift inscription in front end paper, internal hinges intact and unbroken in all six volumes, pages lightly toned with age, some bindings a little tender. Rebecca Sophia Clarke (1833-1906), also known as Sophie May, was an American author of children's fiction. Using her nieces and nephews as inspiration, she wrote realistic stories about children. She wrote 45 books between 1860 and 1903. The most popular being the Little Prudy books. Clarke was called "the Dickens of the nursery". The children in her books were often naughty and uninhibited. She was one of the first authors to write stories for children that depicted them realistically with all their humor, imagination and mischievousness, unlike the impossibly perfect children of previous fiction.
CHILDRENS LITERATURE FICTION LITTLE PRUDY REBECCA SOPHIA CLARKE ILLUSTRATED VICTORIAN BOOKS DECORATIVE BINDINGS