Ellenor Fenn, Cobwebs to Catch Flies

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Cobwebs to Catch Flies: or dialogues in short sentences, adapted to children from the age of three to eight years. In two volumes…Volume 1 of 2 and 2

, by Lady Ellenor Fenn (1743-1813), was first published in two volumes anonymously in 1783, and later published under the pseudonyms Mrs Teachwell and Mrs Lovechild.

Cobwebs to Catch Flies

is a significant contribution to children’s literature and education because not only was it revolutionary for its time in that it was written for readers of different ages (three to five years and five to eight years), but it was written in dialogues, as opposed to other primers which were written in single sentences. It was also aimed to entertain its reader by referring to their particular interests such as playthings, games, animals and trips…

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Citation: Price, Pamela. "Cobwebs to Catch Flies". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 03 November 2022 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=40700, accessed 29 February 2024.]

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