Ginger-Snaps

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The Floating Press, Dec 1, 2012 - Literary Collections - 256 pages
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An influential critic, commentator, and journalist, New England-based writer Fanny Fern (born Sara Willis) ascended to the very highest levels of literary acclaim in the late nineteenth century, even at one time commanding the title of the best-paid woman writer in the United States. The collection Ginger-Snaps brings together many of Fern's most beloved columns and essays.
 

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Contents

The MotherTouch
143
Some Gossip About Myself
147
Hospitality
155
Woman and Her Watch
158
My Doctor
161
A Woman at a Lecture
163
Cant Be Suited
166
AutographHunters
169

Delightful Men
37
Choosing Presents
44
A Bid for an Editorship
48
A Sermon to Plymouth Pulpit
51
Female Clerks
54
Blue Monday
57
The Fly in the Ointment
64
Womans Millennium
69
English Notions About Women
74
RagTag and BobTail Fashions
79
Some Hints to Editors
82
Help for the Helpful
88
Women on the Platform
93
Poverty and Independence
98
The History of Our Late War
101
Two Kinds of Women
104
Sunday Morning
107
Justice for Clergymen
113
The Old Maid of the Period
120
The Nurse of the Period
123
A Look Backward
126
Varieties of Human Nature
130
A Good Mistress Always Makes a Good Servant
138
The Etiquette of Hotel Piazzas
171
Old Stockbridge in Massachusetts
173
Sunday in the Village
178
Sick in the Village
182
Men and Their Clothes
184
Notes from Plymouth Rock
188
No Beaux Anywhere
192
Daniel Websters Home
198
A Trip to Richmond
201
The Coming Landlord
209
Out on the End of Cape Ann
212
Country Diet
222
From My Seat on the Rocks
226
Wishings and Longings
229
A Transition State
232
What Mary Thought of John
234
TravelSpoiled Americans
239
Lifes Illusions
241
Jack Simpkins
243
Biding the Lords Time
246
One Sort of Fool
248
The First Baby
250
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