Polly Oliver's Problem

A Story for Girls

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1896
Language: English
Wordcount: 44,441 / 129 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.4
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 527
Added to site: 2006.10.04
mnybks.net#: 14440
Origin: gutenberg.org
Excerpt

e tiniest of stringed instruments, and also one of curious Portuguese workmanship.

In the early months of 1895 she was married to George C. Riggs, of New York, but she prefers to retain in literature the name with which she first won distinction. I will speak of her New York winter home only to say that it is the gathering-place of some of the most eminent authors and artists in the country. She goes abroad yearly, and Maine levies a heavy claim on her by right of home ties and affection, for the 'Pine Tree State' is proud to claim this gifted daughter, not only for her genius but her beauty of character and true womanliness.

Mrs. Wiggin's work is characterized by a delicious flow of humor, depth of pathos, and a delicate play of fancy. Her greatest charm as a writer is simplicity of style. It enables us to come in perfect touch with her characterizations, which are so full of human nature that, as some one has said, "we feel them made of good flesh and blood like ourselves, with whom we have so

Reviews

Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
2009.07.27
Leah A. Zeldes
***..

The mainstay of her delicate, widowed mother, impoverished young Polly finds her troubles increase almost beyond bearing, but she perseveres with the aid of many kind friends. Eh.


(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for Polly Oliver's Problem by Kate Douglas Wiggin - Free eBook

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?

Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 1
Hope Callaghan

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Book 1 of the Garden G... Read more

Cover image for Polly Oliver's Problem by Kate Douglas Wiggin - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for Polly Oliver's Problem by Kate Douglas Wiggin - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for Polly Oliver's Problem by Kate Douglas Wiggin - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for Polly Oliver's Problem by Kate Douglas Wiggin - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

Cover image for Polly Oliver's Problem by Kate Douglas Wiggin - Free eBook

Sound of Sirens

Tales of Skylge #1
Jen Minkman

On the island of Skylge, electricity is only fo... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Ulysses
by James Joyce
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
by Arthur Conan Doyle
Clarimonde
by Théophile Gautier
The ''Genius''
by Theodore Dreiser
Emma
by Jane Austen
The Prince
by Nicolo Machiavelli
The Secret Adversary
by Agatha Christie
The Arabian Nights
by Andrew Lang
Dracula
by Bram Stoker
Pride and Prejudice
by Jane Austen

See more popular titles from this genre.