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by Daisy Ashford

eBook Young Visiters ePub
Author: Daisy Ashford
Language: English
ISBN: 0701127252
ISBN13: 978-0701127251
Publisher: CHATTO & WINDUS (RAN; 1st Edition edition (1984)
Pages: 84
Category: Contemporary
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 761
Formats: lrf doc rtf azw
ePub file: 1325 kb
Fb2 file: 1202 kb

The Young Visiters or Mister Salteena's Plan is a 1919 novel by English writer Daisy Ashford (1881–1972).

The Young Visiters or Mister Salteena's Plan is a 1919 novel by English writer Daisy Ashford (1881–1972). She wrote it when she was nine years old and part of its appeal lies in its juvenile innocence, and its unconventional grammar and spelling. It was reprinted 18 times in its first year alone. Alfred Salteena, an "elderly man of 42", has invited 17-year-old Ethel Monticue to stay with him. They receive an invitation to visit Alfred's friend, Bernard Clark, which they readily accept

Margaret Mary Julia Devlin (née Ashford; 3 April 1881 – 15 January 1972), known as Daisy Ashford, was an English writer who is most famous for writing The Young Visiters.

Margaret Mary Julia Devlin (née Ashford; 3 April 1881 – 15 January 1972), known as Daisy Ashford, was an English writer who is most famous for writing The Young Visiters, a novella concerning the upper class society of late 19th century England, when she was just nine years old. The novella was published in 1919, preserving her juvenile spelling and punctuation. She wrote the title as "Viseters" in her manuscript, but it was published as "Visiters".

Home Daisy Ashford The Young Visiters or, Mr. Salteena's Plan. The manuscript is in pencil in a stout little note book (twopence),and there it has lain for years, for though the authoress was ninewhen she wrote it she is now a grown woman. The young visiters or, . . It has lain, in lavenderas it were, in the dumpy note book, waiting for a publisher to ridethat way and rescue it; and here he is at last, not a bit afraid thatto this age it may appear "Victorian. Indeed if its pictures of HighLife are accurate (as we cannot doubt, the authoress seems always sosure of her facts) they had a way of going on in those times which isreally surprising.

Daisy ASHFORD (1881 - 1972). The Young Visiters is a comic romance novella that parodies upper class society of late Victorian England. Social climber Alfred Salteena introduces his young lady friend Ethel to a genuine gentleman named Bernard and, to his irritation, they hit it off. But Bernard helps Alfred in his plan to become a gentleman, which, Alfred hopes, will help him win back Ethel. Summary by Derek Jensen).

Daisy Ashford did, in 1890. it was published later in 1919. It is a charming romance written by a girl who had read widely for age, and observed adults closely, but who didn't always understand the mores of her time. This naivety added to the charm of her work for her post-WWI readers, and is still touching today.

The Young Visiters - Daisy Ashford. But America pigeonholed The Young Visiters as a children’s book, and an arcane one at that, suitable for rather studious preteens (mainly girls) or those with Anglophile parents. This was a gross injustice. THE Young Visiters is the greatest novel ever written by a nine-year-old. Children can get great pleasure from The Young Visiters- as they can from War and Peace - but Ashford did not have nine-year-olds in mind while she wrote. What she had in mind was the truth of human experience, as she had seen it and read about it in novels written for adults.

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The Young Visiters"(1919) is a short "society novel" written by Miss Daisy Ashford at the age of nine.

The Young Visiters"(1919) is a short "society novel" written by Miss Daisy Ashford at the age of nine. Its child's view of high society (dukes and earls having 'levies' and residing in the 'Crystall Palace') and its heavily romantic plot make it an engaging and enduring popular work. Welcome to Literature Tube Archieve The free online library containing 500000+ books. Read books for free from anywhere and from any device. Listen to books in audio format instead of reading.

The Young Visiters is a comic romance novella that parodies upper class society of late Victorian England

The Young Visiters is a comic romance novella that parodies upper class society of late Victorian England.

The Young Visiters or Mr. Salteena's Plan
Beazerdred
Did you ever wonder if a nine-year-old could write a novel worth reading? Daisy Ashford did, in 1890. (it was published later in 1919.)
It is a charming romance written by a girl who had read widely for age, and observed adults closely, but who didn't always understand the mores of her time. This naivety added to the charm of her work for her post-WWI readers, and is still touching today.
Voodoolkree
Would we enjoy this book as much if it was not written by a nine year old child? Was it written by a nine year old child? Does it appeal to Americans or to Britishers who are not familiar with the nuances of social pretensions in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries?

Frank Swinnerton, and James Barrie are suspects for being the true authors but there good evidence (although I don't know if it's been recently reevaluated) for Daisy Ashford.

The compartments in the Crystal palace in which the nobility live seem to me to be authentic products of nine year old imagination. Small children often come up with gems like that. The ability to create a coherent plot and follow narrative theme for the length of a novel, even if only a sixty page one is unusual for even a talented child. Children are lazy and, even if they write at length, their stories become fragmented, lose their thread, and are often derivative. It takes adult skills and capacity for sustained hard work to write a coherent full-length work of fiction.. Ashford's failure to write after Barrie's death is suspicious..

Whatever the answers, the fact remains that I did enjoy it - treemendusly.
Thetalen
How could I have gone these years and not read this book? It is sheer delight -- a precocious child's view of society life at the time. Having read so many novels all my life from that time and earlier, it is particularly amusing to read. It has the same appeal to me as old records of children's choirs singing adult rock songs. Charming, unintentionally funny, but remarkably savvy and innocent at the same time. I have already been recommending it to my well-read friends, though I don't think that's a requirement to appreciate the charm of this little book.
Nikok
This is an extraordinarily entertaining novel penned by a very smart nine-year-old English girl from days gone by. You'll laugh and you'll enjoy it.
Thordira
I buy this whenever I come across it in a book sale, but wanted to introduce a favorite new relative to it so happily found a copy here. It is just simply one of the best books that captures the time, and was written at the time. I reread it at least twice a year.
Fani
This is quite possibly the best domestic romance I have ever read. Miss Ashford is to be highly commended for her original invention and deft characterization, as well as consideration for the reader in explaining what she is doing..
snowball
Yes, the grammar and spelling will make your eyes water. However the very fact that we get to read a little girl's tale from long ago makes me happy to read and enjoy this funny little story.
Charming book. But the movie is terrific. Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent--hilarious and clever. Find it and watch it!
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