The Lamplighter

By: Maria S. Cummins
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Lamplighter" by Maria S. Cummins is a captivating novel of American literature set in the bustling streets of Victorian-era New York City. At its heart lies the story of a young orphan striving for redemption amidst the complexities of social class and Christian values. Cummins crafts a deeply character-driven narrative, immersing readers in the inspirational journey of the protagonist as she navigates the challenges of her environment. Through themes of friendship and family, Cummins explores the power of human connection and the resilience of the human spirit. Against the backdrop of the vibrant cityscape, the novel delves into the intricacies of social hierarchy and the pursuit of moral righteousness. Cummins weaves a tale of melodrama, evoking both empathy and intrigue as the characters grapple with their personal struggles and search for meaning in a rapidly changing world. Through rich prose and vivid storytelling, "The Lamplighter" emerges as a timeless work that continues to resonate with readers, offering profound insights into the complexities of life and the enduring power of hope.

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Maria S. Cummins

Maria Susanna Cummins was an American novelist. She wrote the extremely popular novel The Lamplighter (1854). Maria Susanna Cummins was born in Salem, Massachusetts on April 9, 1827. She was the eldest of four children born to Honorable David Cummins and Maria F. Kittredge. The Cummins family lived in the Dorchester area of Boston, Massachusetts. Cummins' father encouraged her to be a writer from an early age. She attended Mrs. Charles Sedgwick's Young Ladies School in Lenox, Massachusetts. In 1854, she released The Lamplighter, a sentimental story that was highly successful and made its author famous. According to one reviewer, it is "one of the most original and natural narratives". Within eight weeks, it sold 40,000 copies, reaching 70,000 by the conclusion of its first year in print. She authored several other books, including Mabel Vaughan (1857), but none of them were as successful. Cummins also contributed to some of the popular publications of her time. Cummins died on October 1, 1866, in Dorchester, following a period of sickness at the age of 39.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 358 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 936276556X
  • ISBN-13: 9789362765567
  • Item Weight: 465.4g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 19.7mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / General