Item of the Day: Hannah More's Tales for the Common People (1801)
Full Title: The Works of Hannah More, in Eight Volumes; including several pieces never before published. Vol. V. “Tales for the Common People.” London: Printed by A. Strahan for T. Cadell Jun. and w. Davis, 1801.
TO THIS AND THE PRECEDING
VOLUME OF TALES.
The success of the plan exceeded the most sanguine expectation of its projector. Above two millions of the Tracts were sold within the first year, besides very large numbers in Ireland; and they continue to be very extensively circulated, in their original form of single Tracts, by Evans, in Long-lane, West Smithfield, Hatchard in Piccadilly, and Hazard in Bath, as well as in three bound volumes sold by Rivington, Hatchard, and all other booksellers.
As these stories, though principally, are not calculated exclusively for the middle and lower classes of society, the Author had, at the desire of her friends, selected those which were written by herself, and presented them to the public in this collection of her works, in an enlarged and improved form.
THE FIFTH VOLUME.
- The Shepherd of Salisbury Plain: In Two Parts.
- The Two Shoemakers: In Six Parts.
- The History of Tom White the Postboy: In Two Parts.
- The History of Hester Wilmot: In Two Parts; being the Sequel to the Sunday School.
- The Grand Assize, or General Goal Delivery: An Allegory.
- The Servant Man turned Soldier: An Allegory.
- The History of Betty Brown the St. Giles Orange Girl, with some Account of Mrs. Sponge the Money-Lender.
- Black Giles the Poacher: In Two Parts. Containing some Account of a Family who had rather live by their Wits than their Work.
- Tawney Rachel; or, The Fortune-teller; with some Account of Dreams, Omens, and Conjurers.