Mothers: Classics from the Modern Library (Modern Library Modern Library

ISBN: 9780375751530

Published: April 14th 1998

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225 pages


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Mothers: Classics from the Modern Library (Modern Library by Modern Library
April 14th 1998 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 225 pages | ISBN: 9780375751530 | 3.29 Mb

Continuing the Modern Librarys series of classic compilations to gladden the heart, we are pleased to offer our celebration of mothers and motherhood. As with Christmas Classics, these poems and stories are ideal for sharing aloud--as bedtimeMoreContinuing the Modern Librarys series of classic compilations to gladden the heart, we are pleased to offer our celebration of mothers and motherhood.

As with Christmas Classics, these poems and stories are ideal for sharing aloud--as bedtime stories for the young ones (Robert Louis Stevensons The Land of Nod and Thomas Dekkers Lullaby), or in honor of Mother on her special day (the classic When Mother Reads Aloud and Marmees Lessons from Louisa May Alcotts Little Women), or anytime throughout the year when--as perhaps we all should remember more often--our mothers deserve thanks.We begin with the story of the Holy Mother Mary from the Gospels according to Luke and Matthew, and move through some of our most cherished poems, such as John Howard Paynes Home, Sweet Home, Henry Wadsworth Longfellows There Was a Little Girl, and William Blakes Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience, printed here unabridged.

You will also find a series of lessons from The New England Primer, used in the late 1600s and much removed from our contemporary ideas about child rearing. Willa Cathers bittersweet story The Bohemian Girl is included, along with a musing on motherhood from Anne Brontës The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, and Huckleberries, a chapter featuring Jo and her boys from Alcotts Little Men.A selection of treasured Mother Gooses Nursery Rhymes is here, as are some of Robert Louis Stevensons best-loved poems from his Childs Garden of Verses.

Rounding out this little collection of appreciations is a series of aphorisms by Anne Bradstreet entitled Meditations, addressed to her son Simon.A year-round pleasure for mothers and children alike, Mothers honors our most loyal friend, supporter, confidante, and muse.The Modern Library has played a significant role in American cultural life for the better part of a century. The series was founded in 1917 by the publishers Boni and Liveright and eight years later acquired by Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer.

It provided the foundation for their next publishing venture, Random House. The Modern Library has been a staple of the American book trade, providing readers with affordable hardbound editions of important works of literature and thought. For the Modern Librarys seventy-fifth anniversary, Random House redesigned the series, restoring as its emblem the running torchbearer created by Lucian Bernhard in 1925 and refurbishing jackets, bindings, and type, as well as inaugurating a new program of selecting titles.

The Modern Library continues to provide the worlds best books, at the best prices.



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