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The History of David Grieve BOOK I CHILDHOOD

By: Mrs. Humphry Ward
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The History of David Grieve: Book I Childhood" by Mrs. Humphry Ward is a Bildungsroman set in Victorian England, intricately weaving themes of family dynamics, coming of age, social class, and moral development. Through David's religious upbringing and complex parent-child relationships, Ward delves into psychological realism, portraying the challenges faced by youth in navigating the constraints of society during the Industrial Revolution. As David navigates the Victorian education system and witnesses the impacts of social reform efforts, he grapples with the stark contrasts of poverty and wealth, which shape his identity formation. Against the backdrop of rural life, Ward masterfully captures the nuances of societal shifts and their effects on individual lives. Throughout the narrative, Ward skillfully explores the tensions between tradition and progress, faith and doubt, highlighting the moral complexities inherent in Victorian society. David's journey serves as a microcosm of the broader social landscape, reflecting the tumultuous era's struggles and triumphs. "The History of David Grieve: Book I Childhood" stands as a poignant portrayal of one boy's quest for self-discovery amidst the changing tides of Victorian England, offering readers a rich tapestry of historical context and timeless themes of human experience.

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Mrs. Humphry Ward

Mary Augusta Ward CBE was a British author who lived from June 11, 1851, to March 24, 1920. She wrote under her married name, Mrs. Humphry Ward. Setting up a Settlement in London to help poor people get better schooling was one way she did this. In 1908, she became the first President of the Women's National Anti-Suffrage League. Mary Augusta Arnold was born in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. She came from a well-known family of writers and educators. Mary was the daughter of Julia Sorell and Tom Arnold, who taught literature. William Thomas Arnold was a writer and journalist, Ethel Arnold worked for women's right to vote, and Julia Huxley started Prior's Field School for Girls in 1902 and married Leonard Huxley. Their sons were Julian and Aldous Huxley. It was important for British intellectual life to have people like the Arnolds and the Huxleys. Author Matthew Arnold was her uncle, and Thomas Arnold, the famous headmaster of Rugby School, was her grandpa. Tom Arnold, Mary's father, was made head of schools in Van Diemen's Land, which is now Tasmania. He started his job on January 15, 1850.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 144pages
  • ISBN-10: 9362768917
  • ISBN-13: 9789362768919
  • Item Weight: 187.2g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 8.32mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Historical