Alone in London

By: Hesba Stretton
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Alone in London" by Hesba Stretton is a poignant Victorian-era novel that delves into the harsh realities of life for the urban poor. Stretton's powerful narrative follows the trials and tribulations of her protagonists as they navigate the unforgiving streets of London, grappling with poverty, homelessness, and societal indifference. In this compelling work of social realism, Stretton shines a light on the struggles faced by the marginalized members of society, offering readers a glimpse into the harsh realities of life in the city. Through vivid descriptions and rich character development, she captures the desperation and resilience of her protagonists as they fight for survival in a world that seems determined to crush their spirits. As the characters confront the challenges of poverty and loneliness, they forge unlikely bonds of friendship and solidarity, finding solace and strength in each other's company. With each turn of the page, Stretton's novel serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of compassion, empathy, and community in overcoming adversity. "Alone in London" is a timeless classic that continues to resonate with readers today, offering a stirring portrayal of the human spirit's capacity to endure even in the face of the harshest circumstances.

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Hesba Stretton

Sarah Smith, an evangelical English author of Christian children's novels, used the pseudonym Hesba Stretton. These were really popular. By the late nineteenth century, Jessica's First Prayer had sold one million and a half copies, 10 times more than Alice in Wonderland. She created "Hesba Stretton" by combining the initials of herself and four surviving siblings with the name of a Shropshire village she visited, All Stretton, where her sister Anne owned a property, Caradoc Lodge. Sarah Smith was the daughter of Benjamin Smith (1793-1878), a bookseller from Wellington, Shropshire, and his wife Anne Bakewell Smith (1798-1842), a prominent Methodist. Smith, one of the most popular Evangelical writers of the nineteenth century, used "Christian principles as a protest against specific social evils in her children's books." Her moral and semi-religious stories, primarily for children, were widely published and frequently used as classroom and Sunday-school rewards. She became a regular contributor to Household Words and All the Year Round under Charles Dickens' editorship after her sister successfully submitted a piece she wrote without her knowledge. In total, she wrote around 40 novels.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 82pages
  • ISBN-10: 9363051196
  • ISBN-13: 9789363051195
  • Item Weight: 106.6g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 4.99mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / General