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Charlotte Mary Yonge


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Charlotte Mary Yonge : The Prince and the Page

'When old enough to read for herself, Rose Macaulay entered into other realms of fictitious brave adventure. She devoured Masterman Ready, Ivanhoe, The Talisman, Coral Island, Treasure Island, A Tale of Two Cities, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Prince and the Page'

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: Rose Macaulay      Print: Book


Charlotte Mary Yonge : The Little Duke

'One of the daughters of Florence Barclay, a writer of popular fiction ... recounts how her mother used, in the 1880s, to read aloud to them a great deal: Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales, children's books like "Little Lord Fauntleroy" and "The Little Duke" [as well as Scott] ...'

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: Florence Barclay      Print: Book


Charlotte Mary Yonge : The Little Duke

'Lovely books she read to us...:"The Wide Wide World", with all the religion and deaths from consumption left out, and all the farm life and good country food left in; "Masterman Ready", with that ass Mr Seagrave mitigated, and dear old Ready not killed by the savages; "Settlers at Home", with the baby not allowed to die; "The Little Duke" with horrid little Carloman spared to grow more virtuous still; "The Children of the New Forest"; "The Runaway"; "The Princess and the Goblin", and many more'.

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: Henrietta Litchfield      Print: Book


Charlotte Mary Yonge : The Daisy Chain

'I could read "The Daisy Chain" or "The Wide Wide World", and just take the religion as the queer habits of those sorts of people, exactly as if I were reading a story about Mohammedans or Chinese'.

Century: 1850-1899 / 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Gwen Raverat      Print: Book


Charlotte Mary Yonge : 

'My mother had a school-board pupil-teacher to read aloud to her during part of the winter; she wrote: ''I embarked with her in such a frivolous novel all about flirtations and lovers that I have changed it for Miss Yonge — all about scarlet-fever and drains.'''

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: Emma Darwin      Print: Book


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