Publisher: New York: C. S. Francis; Boston: J. H. Francis, 1839.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: BAL 11139; Wright I, 1583; Sabin 37991.
Condition: Some light foxing and wear; an unusually fine copy.
Book ID: 27724
Description12mo, original blind-stamped blue cloth, gilt lettering. Two pages of publisher's terminal advertisements.
Comments¶ The first book by Caroline Kirkland, an interesting realistic novel based on her first-hand experience of pioneer life with her husband and six children in a remote Michigan village. She writes in the preface that her work was in part inspired by and patterned on Mary Russell Mitford’s famous sketches of life in an English town, Our Village, published in installments from 1824 to 1832.