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Stories Before 1850. 0222: Jane Strickland, The Village Flower

Author: Strickland, Jane
Title: The village flower. Or Sunday teacher and Sunday scholar and Lady Mary and her gipsey maid. By Jane Strickland
Cat. Number: 0222
Date: No date
1st Edition:
Pub. Place: London
Publisher: Dean and Munday
Price: Unknown
Pages: 1 vol., 75pp.
Size: 13.5 x 10.5 cm
Illustrations: Frontispiece plus five further engravings (with one additional plate missing)
Note: Inscription of fly-leaf: 'Anne Fanny Arnold. The gift of her dear Mamma'

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Page 003 of item 0222

Introductory essay

Jane Strickland (1800-1888) was the sister of Anne Strickland, the historian and author of children's books. Jane's works for children were numerous, but less celebrated than those of her sister. She wrote several history books for children, including a successful history of Republican and Imperial Rome, but she became best known for her biography of her sister.

The first of the two tales in The Village Flower tells the story of Anne Silverstone, a poor and sickly girl, and her Sunday school teacher, Miss Mortimer. Anne, nicknamed the 'Village Flower' because of her beauty and her popularity, is destined to die from the beginning of the tale. However, by the time she finally 'falls asleep in the Lord', Miss Mortimer too has died. They are buried near one another, their pious lives, and the inscriptions on their tombs, a lesson to all the villagers (pictured opposite p.36).