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First published in 1884, "Wide Awake Stories" is a wonderful collection of stories told by children in the Punjab and Kashmir, collected and compiled into this volume by Flora Annie Steel. Contents include: "To the Little Reader", "Sir Bumble", "The Rat's Wedding", "The Faithful Prince", "The Bear's Bad Bargain", "Prince Lionheart and his Three Fiends", "The Lambikin", "Bopoluchi", "Princess Aubergine", "Valiant Vicky, the Brave Weaver", "The Son of Seven Mothers", etc. Flora Annie Steel (1847 - 1929) was an English writer. She notably lived in British India for 22 years and is best remembered …mehr

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First published in 1884, "Wide Awake Stories" is a wonderful collection of stories told by children in the Punjab and Kashmir, collected and compiled into this volume by Flora Annie Steel. Contents include: "To the Little Reader", "Sir Bumble", "The Rat's Wedding", "The Faithful Prince", "The Bear's Bad Bargain", "Prince Lionheart and his Three Fiends", "The Lambikin", "Bopoluchi", "Princess Aubergine", "Valiant Vicky, the Brave Weaver", "The Son of Seven Mothers", etc. Flora Annie Steel (1847 - 1929) was an English writer. She notably lived in British India for 22 years and is best remembered for her books set or related to the sub-continent. Other notable works by this author include: "Tales of the Punjab" (1894), "The Flower of Forgiveness" (1894), and "The Potter's Thumb" (1894).Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with an essay from "The Garden of Fidelity" by R. R. Clark.
Autorenporträt
Flora Annie Steel (1847 - 1929) was an English writer, who lived in British India for 22 years. She was noted especially for books set there or otherwise connected with the sub-continent. Flora Annie Steel was interested in relating to all classes of Indian society. The birth of her daughter gave her a chance to interact with local women and learn their language. She encouraged the production of local handicrafts and collected folk-tales, a collection of which she published in 1894. Her interest in schools and the education of women gave her a special insight into native life and character. A year before leaving India, she coauthored and published The Complete Indian Housekeeper and Cook, giving detailed directions to European women on all aspects of household management in India. In 1889 the family moved back to Scotland and she continued her writing there. Some of her best work, according to the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica, is contained in two collections of short stories, From the Five Rivers and Tales of the Punjab. Her novel On the Face of the Waters (1896) describes incidents in the Indian Mutiny. She also wrote a popular history of India.