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That Lass O' Lowrie's

Frances Hodgson Burnett

Book Overview: 

. Set in a Lancashire mining town, That Lass o' Lowries is a gritty, and at times brutal, tale of romance across the classes, which stands in stark contrast to her later work.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Then it was that Anice turned round and saw her. Their eyes met, and, singularly enough, Anice's first thought was that this was Joan. Derrick's description made her sure. There were not two such women in Riggan. She made her decision in a moment. She stepped across the grass to the hedge with a ready smile.

"You were looking at my flowers," she said. "Will you have some?"

Joan hesitated.

"I often give them to people," said Anice, taking a handful from the basket and offering them to her across the holly. "When the men come home from the mines they often ask me for two or three, and I think they like them even better than I do—though that is saying a great deal."

Joan held out her hand, and took the flowers, holding them awkwardly, but with tenderness.

"Oh, thank yo'," she said. "It's kind o' yo' to gi' 'em away."

"It's a pleasure to me," said Anice, picking out a delicate pink hyacinth. "Here's a hy. . . Read More

Community Reviews

This is rather like an ancestor of Catherine Cookson's novels: a spirited heroine raised in grim, impoverished surroundings ( in this case a Lancashire mining village) with a brutal, abusive father, she toils at the mine, struggles to protect those weaker than herself (she takes a fallen woman under

Late Victorian glurge. I adore late Victorian glurge, but I don't fool myself about it.

One of Burnett's earliest novels, it seemed remarkable to me in that it makes some effort to depict the lives of female miners, which I've never seen before in a novel of the period. It has a very Cinderella-like happy ending, but it felt like the character earned it, so I didn't mind. All in all, I

I really liked it, but the phonetic dialect made me put it down more than once. I'm fine with a bit of canna, willna and summat, but this was over the top. I don't know if it's the era it was written in, the country, or the author, but it was almost impossible to read. That dialogue needs to be read

After reading a biography on FHB, I decided to look at this book, one of her first novels. Although you can definitely see her progression as a writer judging from her later books, I did enjoy this one. Reminded of North & South. She's really good at accents and it was difficult making sense of the

That Lass O’Lowries by Frances Hodgsone Burnett. Originally serialized in Scribner’s Monthly, this was Burnett’s first published novel (1877). It’s the story of a Lancashire "pit-girl" and the novel explores issues of social inequality and injustice. It is obvious to the reader how most of the threa

On the one hand, I need every talented historical romance writer to get on this level: hot, buff, competent female protag befriending and advocating for other ladies while the love interest remains quietly and consistently undone by her everything. The slow mutual yet seemingly unrequited pining was

Che cosa non si fa, pur di leggere un bel libro in lingua originale! Si recuperano copie antiche, si scaricano su Kindle riproduzioni quasi illeggibili... oppure, come in questo caso, ci si rompe la testa a capire dialoghi scritti nel dialetto del Lancashire. Ma davvero ne è valsa la pena: è un ritr

Valutazione 3,5
Una delle prime opere di Frances H. Burnett, un romanzo sociale di grande interesse per l'argomento trattato e con un personaggio femminile molto particolare che al di là di una certa rudezza dovuta alle circostanze della vita, nasconde una sorprendente dolcezza e sensibilità che colp

This is my first official review of anything on the internet. Frances Hodgson Burnett's first novel is a treasure.

I have already read her two most famous books: A Little Princess and also The Secret Garden. I was amazed by both books. The prose like quality of her writing swept me away. I was hooked

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