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Hesba Stretton (1832-1911) was the nom de plume of Sarah Smith, an English author of children's literature. The name Hesba came from the initials of her siblings. She was the daughter of a bookseller from Wellington, Shropshire, but around 1867 she moved south and lived at Snaresbrook and Loughton near Epping Forest and at Ham, near Richmond, Surrey. Her moral tales and se ...more
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Published September 22nd 2008 by Tutis Digital Pub (first published 1881)
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Jason
This is a really interesting story of the consequences of deceit and lies. It follows the story of a husband/father/benefactor who falls into sin (the misappropriation of money) and the decisions -- sometimes strange ones -- that he and others who know him then make. The book, written in 1881, will keep your interest, and the book exalts repentance and forgiveness. There are some things left without adequate explanation, such as how many of the characters could be so devoted to the wife and moth ...more
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Victorian tale of social stain and forgiveness, with interesting sidelights of a talented woman author on the writing trade of the time in one chapter.
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Sep 23, 2015 Amy Griffith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good book. It dramatically shows consequences for our actions and why it's so important to choose a good spouse. It is a very sad book and not a light read in any way, but readers will be left mulling over the ideas in the book for a long time after completing it.
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Felicita was a such frustrating character! It was hard to abide with her. Otherwise this story has a very good lesson and a bittersweet end to it.
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Hesba Stretton (1832-1911) was the nom de plume of Sarah Smith, an English author of children's literature. The name Hesba came from the initials of her siblings. She was the daughter of a bookseller from Wellington, Shropshire, but around 1867 she moved south and lived at Snaresbrook and Loughton near Epping Forest and at Ham, near Richmond, Surrey. Her moral tales and semi-religious stories, chi ...more
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“The sins of good men are greater than the sins of bad men. One lie from a truthful man is more hurtful than all the lies of a liar. The sins of a man after God's own heart have done more harm than all the crimes of all the Pagan emperors.” 3 likes
“God chooses our kinsfolk for us; but man chooses his own wife; having free will in that choice on which hangs his own life, and the lives of others. Yet the wisest of men said, 'Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favor of the Lord.' Ay, a good wife is the token of such loving favor as we know not yet in this world.” 3 likes
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