Merry's Book of Tales and Stories (Classic Reprint)

Merry's Book of Tales and Stories (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Merry's Book of Tales and Stories T if well told, are not only better and more in structive, but more entertaining than fictitious ones. We do not mean to say that all the stories in this volume are true in all their details but they are true in this, that they speak truly of the habits and feelings of children and youth, and illustrate truly the tempta tions and dangers to which they are exposed, and the duties they are required to perform, or they relate some interesting fact in natural history. We think that no story can be truly amusing even which has not some good lesson in it - which does not justly represent some peculiar aspect of our life, some trait of character, some natural incident of human history, or some fact in the history and habits of the animal creation. We are quite sure that our young friends will agree with us in this and that any of them would much prefer a plain tale of truth to the most glowing pictures of fairies and. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 242 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 13mm | 327g
  • English
  • 58 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243085656
  • 9780243085651