Hardcover - Early reprint. Uncommon title by this prolific author of modern schoolgirl fiction, one who transformed the way that stories of boarding school life were written. As Kathryn Hughes commented in The Guardian "Until the 1880s middle-class girls had been mostly educated at home under the watchful eye of mothers, governesses and elder sisters. But with the coming of academic boarding schools and high schools, young womenÕs bonds were increasingly with other girls of their own age. BrazilÕs books glory in this new complicity, showing loud, boisterous teenagers forming themselves into self-policing groups, untroubled by the distant rumble of prefects and teachers. The girls . . jump out of windows, play pranks, go awol on cliff tops and tie things to weather vanes." Brazil's books were extremely popular during the first half of the 20th century, with more than three million copies sold, but they were also seen as disruptive and as a negative influence and were banned at some schools Glossy frontispiece. 289 pp. Very good in illustrated olive green boards (gift inscription dated Christmas 1933), no dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 65221
Title: MARJORIE'S BEST YEAR.
Publisher: New York: A. L. Burt, (c 1922) dj
Book Description A. L. Burt Company, New York, 1922. Hardcover. Condition: Poor. READING COPY ONLY. All text present in a book in POOR condition. Rough boards including some fraying and a tear on the spine, child's markings on the end pages, repaired hinge, etc. 269 pages. Illustrated. Seller Inventory # 110114a0085
Book Description A.L. Burt, New York, 1922. Green Cloth. Condition: Poor. No Jacket. Reprint. Extensive wear to top edge; worn and soiled. Text clean and unmarked. Reading copy only. Seller Inventory # 004201