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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Citation:
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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