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Charles Dudley Warner

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .rces, stimulates invention, and requires an aggressive and defensive attitude of mind and body. The early history of this people is marked by two things:

( 1 ) Town and village organizations, nurseries of law, order, and self-dependence, nuclei of power, capable of indefinite expansion, leading directly to a free and a strong government, the breeders of civil liberty.

( 2 ) Individualism in religion, Protestantism in the widest sense: I mean by this, cultivation of the individual conscience as against authority. This trait was as marked in this sturdy people in Catholic England as it is in Protestant England. It is in the blood. England never did submit to Rome, not even as France did, though the Gallic Church held out well. Take the struggle of Henry II. and the hierarchy. Read the fight with prerogative all along. The English Church never could submit. It is a shallow reading of history to attribute the final break with Rome to the unbridled . . . Read More

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i have such a complicated response to this book; it is so very long and so very limited to the narrator's spiritual struggle (and a struggle that is not familiar to, i think, contemporary readers) but it is also so very full of possibilities and the author's intelligence. the reader can see, in t...more

This is DREADFULLY preachy, and I can't believe Jo March ever really liked it and cried over it. Especially at 15 or 16 years old. It's also OVERLY tragical (poor Ellen gets separated from everyone and everything she cares about multiple times, more than once through death). And yet there are a f...more

I only read half of this book.

If I had to read more of it I may not be alive today.

I had a love/hate relationship with the book. At times I greatly enjoyed it. There were several entertaining and relatable vignettes. Several of the characters were likable, and these drew me into the story and kept me reading, but I loathed more characters than I liked. The novel was overly long...more

I read this book first as a child when I found it in a jumble sale and recognised it as the book Jo March read weeping in Little Women. As a child I loved it for the story of Ellen coping when sent away from her mother to live with her unkind Aunt Fortune. As an adult, I enjoyed it for the window...more

Lovely book

So glad to have read this mild and well-written book. The ending,however, was abrupt. I would have liked a more detailed ending. Otherwise, I loved it.

This book is a must read for a young Christian girl. I read it when I was 14 and then again when I was 16. A beautiful, pastoral story with Scriptural truths that are inspiring. Though it is a long story and somewhat sad at times, it truly is wonderful. I try not to be made at the author, but the...more

I wasn't sure I was going to enjoy this book when I began reading it. The style was detailed and dialog heavy, which I found at times to be very helpful in plot development, but there were other times when things seemed to drag on endlessly. Of course a growing affinity for Victorian Literature c...more

Feminist? #okaaaay. This book is the golden standard of the sentimental domestic, in which a chaste girl is taught to listen to everyone else about who should she be, and that she should especially trust in the wisdom of males---especially the Father Himself. A pinnacle of genre fiction and patri...more

This is a deeply religious novel with a moral message: all life’s trials are sent by God, and to live a good life is to bow one’s head (as if in a snowstorm), and accept whatever weather God sends. It is a message of more than selflessness; it is a call to erase the self. Give all one has for oth...more

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