Tales of Fashionable Life - Vol. 1

Tales of Fashionable Life - Vol. 1

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Tales of Fashionable Life - Vol. 1

Tales of Fashionable Life - Vol. 1

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My daughter asks me for a Preface to the following Volumes; from a pardonable weakness she calls upon me for parental protection: but, in fact, the public judges of every work, not from the sex, but from the merit of the author.

What we feel, and see, and hear, and read, affects our conduct from the moment when we begin, till the moment when we cease to think. It has, therefore, been my daughter’s aim to promote, by all her writings, the progress of education, from the cradle to the grave.

Miss Edgeworth’s former works consist of tales for children—of stories for young men and women—and of tales suited to that great mass, which does not move in the circles of fashion. the present volumes are intended to point trat some of those errours to which the higher classes of society are disposed.

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