G. E. Farrow

G. E. Farrow

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. George Edward Farrow (1866? - 1920?) was a noted British children's book author and man of mystery. During his career Farrow wrote more than thirty books for children. He encouraged his young readers to write to him, answered their letters, and let their tastes and opinions guide his future works (rather like his American contemporary L. Frank Baum). Though he wrote adventure tales and poetry, Farrow was best known for his nonsense books written in the tradition of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Surprisingly for a popular and prolific author, little is known of Farrow's life. Even the year of his birth is not known with certainty; it is estimated at 1866, partly based on a reference in the Preface to an 1898 book: One of my correspondents, aged eight, has embarrassed me very much indeed by suggesting that I should "wait for her till she grows up," as she should "so like to marry a gentleman who told stories." I hope she didn't mean that I did anything so disgraceful; and besides, as it would take nearly twenty-five years for her to catch up to me, she might change her mind in that time, and then what would become of me.show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 104g
  • Duct Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134900869
  • 9786134900867