CONNOR MAGAN'S LUCK.
Boston: D. Lothrop & Company, Franklin St., Corner of Hawley, (c 1881.) Early printing. The title story is a genuinely charming, if unabashedly sentimental, tale of a young boy, the son of Irish immigrants, living in a shanty town between the banks of the Ohio River and the railroad tracks. Connor has inherited both his mother's indefatigable optimism and the quiet courage of his father, a brakeman for the railroad. This story was apparently bound with varying other stories - this volume includes 'Miss West's Class Talks About Words,' 'How Jonathan Ran Away From School' and 'Surprised.' Illustrated with a frontispiece (which refers to a story not included in the book), a decorative title page, 5 full page plates and several smaller entexte drawings (some signed by C. R. Lord and J. G. Francis, others unsigned.) Unpaginated [50 pp.] A small slim volume measuring just 7 1/8 by 4 7/8 inches, bound in gray cloth with red and gilt illustration on front cover, lettering in gilt (title is misspelt on front cover as 'Magin's') Previous owner's name dated Christmas 1884. Very good condition - some soiling to the covers and minor shelfwear, front hinge starting, but appealing, sturdy and still very easily readable.
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Keywords: ohio river, irish immigrants, flood, schools, short stories,