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The Palace in the Garden

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  24 ratings  ·  7 reviews
This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.
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Published (first published June 28th 1887)
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Janelle
This was a charming story. I'm surprised the author isn't better known.
Emily
Feb 13, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In the public domain, The Palace in the Garden by Mary Louisa Molesworth is a minor children's book, enjoyable in every way, but I have no trouble understanding why it's been lost to history. Think The Secret Garden with less wonder or Mrs. Nesbits' without the magic. The Palace in the Garden has charm and voice and a really obvious mystery spearheaded by three upper-class Victorian orphans who live with their stern, old grandfather in his silent London house, but who doesn't? As the book opens, ...more
Orinoco Womble (tidy bag and all)
Thanks to Project Gutenberg (NOT Kindle) for this classic. One of Molesworth's less sententious stories, but not as well written as some of her "moral tales" either. The mistake was using Gussie (Gustava, poor scrap) as the first-person narrator. I know children were children longer in those days, but the narrative voice is too young for her age, even then. The story also suffers from the adult author nodding over the child-reader's head at the adult audience, pointing a moral about family confl ...more
Lanelle
Nov 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: out-of-copyright
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was very well written. I completely understand why the author was called "the Jane Austen of the nursery". In Agatha Christie's book Postern of Fate, Tommy and Tuppence say that two of Molesworth's books to be their childhood favorites.
Karen
Jul 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Interesting fairy tale fantasy for children with a princess and a mystery.
Alisa Kester
May 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Very sweet and old-fashioned. Absolutely delightful!
Carolin
Apr 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
adorable.
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Mary Louisa Molesworth, née Stewart was an English writer of children's stories who wrote for children under the name of Mrs Molesworth. Her first novels, for adult readers, Lover and Husband (1869) to Cicely (1874), appeared under the pseudonym of Ennis Graham. Her name occasionally appears in print as M.L.S. Molesworth.

She was born in Rotterdam, a daughter of Charles Augustus Stewart (1809–1873)
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