Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A to Z Challenge: M is for The Miser's Daughter

Today's A-Z Challenge letter is M and the penny dreadful I'm featuring is The Miser's Daughter by William Harrison Ainsworth.

"The Miser's Daughter "
Ainsworth's The Miser's Daughter had illustrations from George Cruikshank and was published in 3 volumes by Cunningham and Mortimer, London in 1842. Later it was published as a novel in 1872. This penny dreadful is a "historical romance about a young man pursuing the daughter of a miserly rich man during the 18th century." When the novel was published, Ainsworth dedicated it to his three daughters: Fanny, Emily Mary and Blanche. It's too adorable that he wrote a romance novel and dedicated to his daughters, huh? Anyway, I found this really cool copy of the book to embed in my post. Feel free to scan the pages.

The Miser's Daughter by William Harrison Ainsworth?

Google books has a Free e-copy. Woot! I couldn't believe it, but I found one. Yay!

Mina Burrows


S. L. Hennessy said...

Aw, I love that he dedicated it to his little girls.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

One of the few that wasn't dark and scary.

djinnia said...

So cool. I wonder if project Gutenberg has some of them. If they are public domain they would.