Little Meg's Children

By: Hesba Stretton
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Little Meg's Children" by Hesba Stretton is a poignant Victorian literature piece, nestled within the realm of children's fiction. Set in England during the 19th century, it delves into the challenges of poverty and social issues, centering around an orphanage where Meg, a kind-hearted soul, nurtures a makeshift family. Through her Christian faith and acts of charity, Meg embodies redemption, offering hope to the downtrodden. The narrative emphasizes the importance of family bonds, friendship, and morality amidst adversity. Stretton's portrayal of Victorian England captures the stark realities faced by many, yet infuses the narrative with a sense of optimism and resilience. As Meg navigates the complexities of her surroundings, she becomes a beacon of hope, illustrating the transformative power of love and compassion. "Little Meg's Children" stands as a timeless tale, resonating with readers across generations. Its exploration of social injustices and the triumph of the human spirit continues to inspire, reminding us of the enduring significance of kindness and empathy in a world fraught with challenges.

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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: 64pages
  • ISBN-10: 9363059383
  • ISBN-13: 9789363059382
  • Item Weight: 83.2g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 4.03mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Literary