Margaret Jane King Moore: Simple Stories in Words of One Syllable for Little Boys and Girls

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  • Anne Markey (Trinity College Dublin)

Simple Stories in Words of One Syllable for Little Boys and Girls, the fourth and final collection of children’s fiction by Margaret King Moore, Lady Mount Cashell (1772-1835), was published in London in 1824 by J. Harris and Son. This firm had taken over the children’s book business established in 1744 by John Newbery (1713 - 1767) on the retirement of the founder’s widow (c.1801 or 1802). Announced as the work of “the author of ‘Stories of Old Daniel’”, Simple Stories was described on the title page as a “New Edition”, suggesting that it was a revision of Stories for Little Boys and Girls in Words of One Syllable, which had appeared under the …

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Markey, Anne. "Simple Stories in Words of One Syllable for Little Boys and Girls ". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 12 March 2013
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