Other People's Children Containing a Veracious Account of the Management of Helen's Babies By a Lady Who Knew Just How the Children of Other People Should Be Trained
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1877. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book covers have noticeable bumping, rubbing and wear, along with patches of fraying, mostly to the spine ends and corners. The covers have some spots of ground-in dirt and wear. The rear cover has a previous owner's inked name (lightly) , with splotches of ink as well. The text pages are generally clean and bright, but do have occasional edge tears and small triangular chips missing throughout. The endpapers have some light, but noticeable spots as well. "John Habberton (1842–1921) was an American author. He spent nearly twenty years as the literary and drama critic for the New York Herald, but he is best known for his stories about early California life, many of which were collected in his 1880 book Romance of California Life: Illustrated by Pacific Slope Stories, Thrilling, Pathetic and Humorous (New York: Baker, Pratt & Co, 1880). Habberton also wrote Helen's Babies, published in 1876 by Loring Publisher, Boston; and in the early 20th Century by George Routledge and Sons, London. In most of these copies, Habberton is not listed as the author. The novel is subtitled: "Helen's Babies with some account of their ways...innocent, crafty, angelic, impish, witching and repulsive by THEIR LATEST VICTIM." The book was one of the Ruby Books series for boys and girls. Habberton is acknowledged as the author of the book in an advertisement within the 1903 edition of Andersen's Fairy Tales published by Routledge.". Good+ .
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Keywords: Young Adult Fiction John Habberton Journalists Humor Satire Helen's Babies Children Young Adult Fiction