Margery Williams





Margery Williams

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born
in London, England, The United Kingdom
July 22, 1881

died
September 04, 1944

gender
female

genre

influences
Walter de la Mare


About this author

Margery Williams Bianco was an English-American author, primarily of popular children's books. A professional writer since the age of nineteen, she achieved lasting fame at forty-one with the 1922 publication of the classic that is her best-known work, The Velveteen Rabbit.


Average rating: 4.27 · 124,102 ratings · 1,762 reviews · 27 distinct works · Similar authors
The Velveteen Rabbit
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 124,028 ratings — published 1922 — 281 editions
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The Little Wooden Doll
4.46 of 5 stars 4.46 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 1970 — 3 editions
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The Skin Horse
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 1978 — 2 editions
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Poor Cecco
3.46 of 5 stars 3.46 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1973 — 5 editions
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Winterbound
3.43 of 5 stars 3.43 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1936 — 9 editions
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Tales from a Finnish Tupa
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 1936 — 4 editions
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Other Peoples Houses
3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2008
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The Hurdy-Gurdy Man
4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1979
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Seven Silly Wise Men
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3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1965
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The Velveteen Rabbit (Annot...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2014
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More books by Margery Williams…
“Real isn't how you are made,' said the Skin Horse. 'It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.'

'Does it hurt?' asked the Rabbit.

'Sometimes,' said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. 'When you are Real you don't mind being hurt.'

'Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,' he asked, 'or bit by bit?'

'It doesn't happen all at once,' said the Skin Horse. 'You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand.”
Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit

“Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand.”
Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit

“He didn't mind how he looked to other people, because the nursery magic had made him Real, and when you are Real shabbiness doesn't matter.”
Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit

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