The Pilgrim's Progress: In Words of One Syllable

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Createspace Independent Pub, 15. 2. 2014 - 76 strán (strany)
The Pilgrim's Progress - In Words of One Syllable - By Mary Godolphin. Lucy Aikin (6 November 1781 – 29 January 1864), born at Warrington, England into a distinguished literary family of prominent Unitarians, was a historical writer. Aikin was interested in early education, and as such published several works to assist young readers: Poetry for Children: Consisting of Short Pieces to be Committed to Memory (1801), Juvenile Correspondence or Letters, Designed as Examples of the Epistolary Style, for Children of Both Sexes (1811), An English Lesson Book, for the Junior Classes (1828), and The Acts of Life: of Providing Food, of Providing Clothing, of Providing Shelter (1858). Aikin also was responsible for translating the French texts: Louis Francois Jauffret's The Travels of Rolando (publication appears to be around 1804), and Jean Gaspard Hess's The Life of Ulrich Zwingli (1812), a life of the leader of the Reformation in Switzerland. She also was responsible for two creative works: Epistles on Women, Exemplifying their Character and Condition in Various Ages and Nations, with Miscellaneous Poems (1810), and her only work of fiction, Lorimer, a Tale (1814). She also was well-remembered for her biographical works: Memoir of John Aikin, MD (1823), The Works of Anna Laetita Barbauld (1825), The Life of Anne Boleyn (1827), and The Life of Joseph Addison (1843). However, as memoirs and obituaries are quick to point out, she was probably most famous for her historical works: Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth (1818), Memoirs of the Court of James I (1822), and Memoirs of the Court of Charles I (1833). Under the pseudonym Mary Godolphin, Lucy Aikin is also attributed for producing versions of Pilgrim's Progress, Robinson Crusoe, Swiss Family Robinson, Aesop's Fables, Evenings at Home (by her father and aunt), and Sandford and Merton, "in Words of One Syllable".

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