"A very little boy stood upon a heap of gravel for the honor of Rum Alley. He was throwing stones at howling urchins from Devil's Row who were circling madly about the heap and pelting at him. His infantile countenance was livid with fury. His small body was writhing in the delivery of great, crimson oaths. "Run, Jimmie, run! Dey'll get yehs," ...Read More"A very little boy stood upon a heap of gravel for the honor of Rum Alley. He was throwing stones at howling urchins from Devil's Row who were circling madly about the heap and pelting at him. His infantile countenance was livid with fury. His small body was writhing in the delivery of great, crimson oaths. "Run, Jimmie, run! Dey'll get yehs," screamed a retreating Rum Alley child. "Naw," responded Jimmie with a valiant roar, "dese micks can't make me run." Howls of renewed wrath went up from Devil's Row throats. Tattered gamins on the right made a furious assault on the gravel heap. On their small, convulsed faces there shone the grins of true assassins. As they charged, they threw stones and cursed in shrill chorus.[...]"Read Less
Good in Good jacket. B000GKAOBE 1909 first edition Grosset and Dunlap (NY), 5 1/2 x 7 5/8 inches tall orange embossed cloth hardbound in publisher's price-clipped dust jacket, black design and lettering to front cover and spine, 294 pp. plus publisher's ads. Bumping to tips of book. Light rubbing and edgewear to covers. Age-toning to contents. Four pages with half-inch closed tears to fore edge. An otherwise very good copy-clean and unmarked-in a mildly stained and edgeworn dust jacket, nicely preserved in a clear archival sleeve. ~III~ Author Inez Haynes Irwin (1873-1970) was an American feminist author, journalist, member of the National Women's Party and president of the Authors Guild. She wrote over 40 books and was active in the suffragist movement in the early 1900s. Irwin was a 'rebellious and daring woman, ' but referred to herself as 'the most timid of created beings. ' Her 16-book 'Maida' series of children's books was written over a period of 45 years, and tells the story of a school girl whose mother has died and whose father is very wealthy. Irwin published over 30 novels, including Angel Island (1914), a 'radical feminist Swiftian fantasy' about a group of men stranded on an island occupied by winged women. Angel Island was republished 1988 as a 'classic of early feminist literature' with an introduction by science fiction and fantasy author Ursula K. Le Guin. Her fiction often addressed feminist issues and the plight of women, including divorce, single parenthood and problems in the workplace.
Near Fine. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall. Tan pictorial soft cover with white lettering on front cover, cover shows light creasing and rubbing. Binding tight, pages white and clean, no markings. 147 pages. Free U. S. tracking, ships in cardboard.
New. This item is printed on demand. Maida's Little Shop is a gentle story with a delightful little girl heroine and lovable characters. Inez Haynes Irwin used the pseudonym Inez Haynes Gilmore. She was a feminist writer and was a member of the National Women.
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