Alice Wilde

Alice Wilde : The Raftman's Daughter

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"[...]thimble in running up the skirt of her merino dress. The frock which she wore, and all her others, probably, were fashioned in the style of twenty years ago-short under the arms; a belt at the waist; low in the neck; full, puffed, short sleeves; narrow skirt, and no crinoline. Her profuse hair, when it was not allowed to fall in a golden torrent around her neck, was looped up in the quaint style which marked the fashion of her dress. She looked like the portrait, come to life, of some republican belle and beauty of long ago. Quite unconscious that this ancient style had been superseded by the balloons of to-day, she measured off the three short breadths which, when hemmed, would leave her pretty ankles exposed, even as they now, with the slippered feet, peeped from beneath her gingham.[...]."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 5.84mm | 204.12g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507581831
  • 9781507581834