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The Turn of the Tide: the Story of How Margaret Solved Her Problem

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"A very beautiful book showing the influence that went to the developing of the life of a dear little girl into a true and good woman." Herald and Presbyter, Cincinnati, Ohio
Hardcover, 306 pages
Published 1908 by W.A. Wilde & Co.
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Janelle
This was a rather sad and thought provoking book. After four years lost in the slums of New York, nine year old Margaret has changed greatly, and the adults in her life are determined to make her forget her years of deprivation and enjoy the wealthy privileged world she again inhabits. But Margaret is haunted by her experiences. Torn between two worlds, she struggles to find a way to help the poor and find where she belongs.
I would have liked to give The Turning of the Tide four stars, despite
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I just read Jack London's "The Iron Heel" both stories deal with the working conditions of the poor of the late 1800's early 1900's. While his story was full of violence and greed, and a misconception of humanities basic problem, her story clearly showed the responsibilities of the rich and the poor to each other. She did not condone evil as a means to good as London did. It was all couched in a sweet love story.
Every once in a while, she acts a little too hysterical. But Porter created a won
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Little Red Readinghood
This is a continuation of Margaret' s story (Cross Currents) after she is found. She has major adjustments to make as she moves from poverty to wealth. Of course it ends with a wedding but to who is the big question. I love these old fashioned books and this is one of the best minus sickly sentimental but with a good grasp of problems facing do gooders
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Eleanor Emily Hodgman Porter (December 19, 1868 – May 21, 1920) was an American novelist.She was born as Eleanor Emily Hodgman in Littleton, New Hampshire on December 19, 1868, the daughter of Llewella French (née Woolson) and Francis Fletcher Hodgman. She was trained as a singer, attending New England Conservatory for several years. In 1892, she married John Lyman Porter and relocated to Massachu ...more
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