In The Window Seat, Victorian children's stories, 1965 first American edition, edited by Gillian Avery.


Selected and edited by Gillian Avery. Illustrated by Susan Einzig. First American edition, 1965. D. Van Nostrand Company Inc.

In The Window Seat is a collection of classic Victorian children's stories, edited and introduced by the author. The stories are set in different historical periods and locations, and feature young protagonists who face various challenges and adventures. The book is illustrated with line drawings by Susan Einzig, who captures the mood and atmosphere of each story.


Through the Fire by Mary de Morgan
The Hundredth Birthday by Mrs. Gatty
A Bad Habit by Juliana Horatia Ewing
Moufflou by Ouida
The Orphans' Reward by Maria Edgeworth
The Yew-Lane Ghosts by Juliana Horatia Ewing
The Apple-Pie by Ann Fraser Tytler
The Weather Maiden by Mrs Molesworth
The Nurnberg Stove by Ouida

Gillian Avery (1926 - 2016) was a British children's novelist and a historian of children's literature. She worked as a journalist and an editor before becoming a writer. She wrote several books set in Victorian England, such as The Warden's Niece and A Likely Lad, which won the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize in 1972. She also published scholarly works on the history of childhood and children's books.

Susan Einzig (1922 - 2009) was a British illustrator, painter, printmaker and art teacher, best known for illustrating the children's book Tom's Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce. Einzig was born in Berlin and came to England in 1939 as part of the Kindertransport. She studied at the Central School of Arts and Crafts and later taught at Camberwell School of Art and Chelsea School of Art and Design.
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Condition: Very Good/Good. Dust jacket: On the front, three small closed tears at the upper edge, one small tear lower right, wear on the fore edge; on the back, small red spot, light soiling from handling; corners bumped; chipped at head and tail of the spine; edge tanning. White-embossed green cloth cover boards; Very light edge wear; small indentation at lower edge. Pages are clean, undamaged, and complete.

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