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The lamplighter

Author: Maria S Cummins; Nina Baym
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©1988.
Series: American women writers series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A novel of female development, The Lamplighter is a woman's version of the quest story. Its heroine, Gerty, comes on the scene as a child abandoned in the slums of Boston. Rescued by the kindly lamplighter Trueman Flint, she learns to meet life with courage and honesty. The novel ... remained continuously in print until the 1920s ... [and was] second in mid-century popularity only to Uncle Tom's Cabin."--Back cover.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maria S Cummins; Nina Baym
ISBN: 0813513324 9780813513324 0813513332 9780813513331
OCLC Number: 17649817
Description: xxxiv, 437 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: "The Lamplighter tells the story of a passionate-tempered orphan girl, Gerty, who is mistreated by a cruel caretaker and subsequently adopted by a kindly old lamplighter, Trueman Flint. Through his love and the religious teachings and loving example of a well-to-do blind woman, Gerty learns to control her emotions and grows to virtuous womanhood. In the end, after silently sufferling many afflictions, she is rewarded by being married to her childhood friend and confidante and by being reunited with her father, long thought dead." --
Allene Cooper.
Series Title: American women writers series.
Responsibility: Maria Susanna Cummins ; edited and with an introduction by Nina Baym.
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Gerty, an abandoned child, is befriended by Flint, a kind lamplighter, and learns to face life with courage.  Read more...

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