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Mary Howitt (1799–1888)

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Image credit: Mary Howitt. Frontispiece from An autobiography (1889)

Værker af Mary Howitt

The Spider and the Fly (1829) 1,438 eksemplarer
Wood Leighton (Nonsuch Classics) (2006) 5 eksemplarer
Floral Gems 2 eksemplarer
Mary Howitt; an autobiography (1973) 2 eksemplarer
The heir of Wast-Wayland (1851) 2 eksemplarer
The children's year 1 eksemplar
Why The Sea Is Salt 1 eksemplar
The Queens of England (1901) 1 eksemplar
With The Flowers 1 eksemplar
Martha and Mary 1 eksemplar

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A Golden Land (1958) — Bidragyder — 42 eksemplarer
Nineteenth-Century Women Poets: An Oxford Anthology (1996) — Bidragyder — 23 eksemplarer
100 Story Poems (1951) — Bidragyder — 21 eksemplarer
The history of magic (1966) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver20 eksemplarer
Ferdinand Freiligraths Werke - Neue Pracht-Ausgabe (1900) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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Botham, Mary
Botham, Mary Howitt
Fødselsdato
1799-03-12
Dødsdag
1888-01-30
Køn
female
Nationalitet
UK (birth)
Fødested
Coleford, Gloucestershire, England, UK
Dødssted
Rome, Italy
Bopæl
Rome, Italy
London, England, UK
Heidelberg, Germany
Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, England, UK
Heanor, England, UK
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, UK (vis alle 8)
Meran, South Tirol, Austro-Hungarian Empire
Esher, Surrey, England, UK
Uddannelse
at home
Erhverv
poet
translator
children's book author
novelist
editor
Relationer
Howitt, William (husband)
Kort biografi
Mary Howitt, née Botham, was born at Coleford in Gloucestershire, England, to a prosperous Quaker family. She was educated at home and read widely. She began writing poetry at a very early age. In 1821, she married William Howitt, a pharmacist, with whom she had several children. The couple began a joint writing career a few years later. Their early works consisted of poems and other pieces they contributed to annuals and periodicals; a selection was published in 1827 under the title of The Desolation of Eyam and other Poems. Eventually, they would publish 180 books together. Mary and her husband socialized with many important literary figures of the day, including Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. In 1837, they went on a tour of northern England and stayed with William and Dorothy Wordsworth. That year, Mary began writing her well-known tales for children, a long series of books that met with great success. The couple moved to London in 1843. In the early 1840s, Mary Howitt became interested in Scandinavian literature, and learned Swedish and Danish so that she could translate works from those languages into English. She introduced the British public to Hans Christian Andersen's tales and Joseph Ennemoser's History of Magic. In 1852, her husband went for a few years to Australia with his brother hoping to make a fortune, and Mary wrote and edited works on her own. These included a Popular History of the United States (1859), and a three-volume novel, The Cost of Caergwyn (1864). She is credited as the author, translator, or editor of at least 110 works. Her autobiography Reminiscences of My Later Life was published in 1886. However, she's best remembered today as the author of the poem The Spider and the Fly, published in The New Year’s Gift and Juvenile Souvenir in 1829.

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Independent Reading Level: Grade 5
Awards: Caldecott Medal/Honor (2003).
 
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amaveritt | 115 andre anmeldelser | Apr 27, 2024 |
The illustrations are wonderful in this book as is the poem they accompany. Great for a classroom read before halloween.
 
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Sharquin | 115 andre anmeldelser | Sep 13, 2023 |
Genre
Picture books for children
Poetry
Illustration
Black-and-white
Fanciful
Subject
Cleverness
Flies
Personal conduct
Pride and vanity
Spiders
 
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kmgerbig | 115 andre anmeldelser | Apr 28, 2023 |
This book is a poem written in the 19th century that was recently illustrated, and tells the story of a spider trying to lure a fly into his trap. This book does really well with rhyming and could be a useful tool to teach children about rhyming words. This book would be appropriate for early to intermediate readers.
 
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AlexBledsoe20 | 115 andre anmeldelser | Apr 3, 2022 |

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