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Abbeychurch; Or, Self-Control and Self-Conceit

by Charlotte M. Yonge

One summer afternoon, Helen Woodbourne returned from her daily walk with her sisters, and immediately repaired to the school-room, in order to put the finishing touches to a drawing, with which she had been engaged during the greater part of the morning. <P> <P> She had not been long established there, before her sister Katherine came in, and, taking her favourite station, leaning against the window shutter so as to command a good view of the street, she began, 'Helen, do you know that the Consecration is to be on Thursday the twenty-eighth, instead of the Tuesday after?' 'I know Lizzie wished that it could be so,' said Helen, 'because the twenty-eighth is St. Augustine's day; but I thought that the Bishop had appointed Tuesday. ' 'But Papa wrote to him, and he has altered the day as Papa wished; I heard Mamma and Mr. Somerville talking about it just now when I went into the drawing-room,' answered Katherine. 'Will everything be ready in time?' said Helen. 'Dear me!' cried Katherine, 'I wonder if it will. What is to be done if that tiresome Miss Dighten does not send home our dresses in time? We must go and hurry her to-morrow. And I must get Mamma to go to Baysmouth this week to get our ribbons. I looked over all Mr. Green's on Monday, and he has not one bit of pink satin ribbon wide enough, or fit to be seen. '

The Daisy Chain

by Charlotte M. Yonge

Charlotte Mary Yonge's Victorian bestseller is a domestic story, a novel of female education, and a detailed survey of the controversies and practices of High Church Anglicanism in the 19th century. Its portrayal of the bookish, awkward heroine, Ethel May, paved the way for stories of literary heroines like Jo March and Anne Shirley, and its emphasis on the domestic life of the May family illuminates the Victorian doctrine of separate spheres, the seemingly contradictory gender politics of the Woman Question, and the relationship between religion and the rights of women in the 19th century.

Memoirs Of Marshal Bugeaud From His Private Correspondence And Original Documents, 1784-1849 Vol. I

by Charlotte M. Yonge Henri Amédée le Lorgne comte d’ Ideville Maréchal Thomas Robert Bugeaud duc d’Isly

"Next after the greatest military personage of the century, Napoleon I., the most perfect is Marshal Bugeaud."Originally published following the disastrous Franco-Prussian War of 1870, and soon after translated into English, these memoirs form a fascinating portrait of the famous "Père Bugeaud". Marshal Bugeaud had a long and varied career in the French Army; initially volunteering as a young Vélite of the Imperial Guard he followed Napoleon and his eagles to Austerlitz, Jena and Eylau before a long sojourn in Spain under Marshal Suchet. As a colonel he rallied to Napoleon during the Hundred Days and fought with distinction under his former chief Suchet in the Alps; with the restoration of the Bourbons after Waterloo, Bugeaud like many of his fellow officers retired from the service.Bugeaud happily busied himself with agriculture and local improvements in his native region; however the July revolution of 1830 catapulted him back into the army with the rank of Brigadier. His disapproval of the conquest of Algeria was overcome by his devotion to the new king, Louis Philippe, and he sailed to Africa in 1836. Bugeaud instituted a rapid, brilliant campaign of flying columns to subjugate the native forces under Abd-el-Kader and signed what was intended to be a lasting peace in 1837 before returning to France. Bugeaud returned to Algeria in 1840 as Governor-General, as conflict loomed large; he proceeded with brutal but successful tactics for supressing the incipient revolt and crushed the last opposition to French rule at the battle of Isly in 1844. Promoted to Maréchal de France for his great victory he left a lasting legacy among the officers and men that served under him and across the map of the French Empire."Marshal Bugeaud, Duke of Isly, was certainly a more remarkable man than nine out of ten who have been the idol of a biographer, and his career is fertile in episodes or incidents characteristic of the times, and throwing light on history"

Memoirs Of Marshal Bugeaud From His Private Correspondence And Original Documents, 1784-1849 Vol. II

by Charlotte M. Yonge Henri Amédée le Lorgne comte d’ Ideville Maréchal Thomas Robert Bugeaud duc d’Isly

"Next after the greatest military personage of the century, Napoleon I., the most perfect is Marshal Bugeaud."Originally published following the disastrous Franco-Prussian War of 1870, and soon after translated into English, these memoirs form a fascinating portrait of the famous "Père Bugeaud". Marshal Bugeaud had a long and varied career in the French Army; initially volunteering as a young Vélite of the Imperial Guard he followed Napoleon and his eagles to Austerlitz, Jena and Eylau before a long sojourn in Spain under Marshal Suchet. As a colonel he rallied to Napoleon during the Hundred Days and fought with distinction under his former chief Suchet in the Alps; with the restoration of the Bourbons after Waterloo, Bugeaud like many of his fellow officers retired from the service.Bugeaud happily busied himself with agriculture and local improvements in his native region; however the July revolution of 1830 catapulted him back into the army with the rank of Brigadier. His disapproval of the conquest of Algeria was overcome by his devotion to the new king, Louis Philippe, and he sailed to Africa in 1836. Bugeaud instituted a rapid, brilliant campaign of flying columns to subjugate the native forces under Abd-el-Kader and signed what was intended to be a lasting peace in 1837 before returning to France. Bugeaud returned to Algeria in 1840 as Governor-General, as conflict loomed large; he proceeded with brutal but successful tactics for supressing the incipient revolt and crushed the last opposition to French rule at the battle of Isly in 1844. Promoted to Maréchal de France for his great victory he left a lasting legacy among the officers and men that served under him and across the map of the French Empire."Marshal Bugeaud, Duke of Isly, was certainly a more remarkable man than nine out of ten who have been the idol of a biographer, and his career is fertile in episodes or incidents characteristic of the times, and throwing light on history"

A Modern Telemachus

by Charlotte M. Yonge

A classic historical novel, based an incident from 1719, in which a ship travelling to Spain was captured by Algerian pirates and wrecked on the coast of North Africa. <P> <P> A French woman travelling on board drowned, but her brother-in-law and nine year old daughter survived, only to be captured by savage tribesmen.

My Young Alcides

by Charlotte M. Yonge

Romance.

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