Victorian Era Evangelical Literature
"We mention first the Pansy Books. These lead naturally from the fact that Pansy is herself a leader. She inspires with her enthusiasm, she wins with her sympathy. Her characters are real live people, such as one meets every day. They have the trials, perplexities, joys of actual life, and Pansy brings them out of troubles such as fall to ordinary mortals in a way that helps, cheers, guides and builds up character."—Lothrop Publishing Company (1893).
The Prince of Peace; or, the Beautiful Life of Jesus by Pansy.
A graphic and thoughtful narrative of the perfect life of the Saviour, told concisely, reverently, and powerfully. It is Pansy's masterpiece, and readers will find it absorbing and inspiring.—Lothrop Publishing Company (1899).
A graphic and thoughtful narrative of the pathways trodden, the scenes visited, the burdens borne, the help rendered, the blessings bestowed, and the lessons taught by Jesus the Christ when on his earthly pilgrimage from the manger to the throne.—The Annual American Catalogue (1899).
Reuben's Hindrances: A Story for Boys by Pansy.
A book for boys and girls, to be read with interest and profit.—Lothrop Publishing Company (1899).
The numerous hindrances that interfere with Reuben Stein, in his attempt to get on in the world, turn out to be helps in the end, and steps toward menial, moral, and spiritual growth.—The Annual American Catalogue (1899).
Ruth Erskine's Crosses by Pansy.
A continuance of the struggles and heart history of one of the Chautauqua girls, which every reader of the earlier books will want to read.—Lothrop Publishing Company (1893).
Six Little Girls by Pansy.
Six neighborhood girls were in the same Sunday-school class. They cared about dressing well and spent their time discussing clothes. Maynie wanted to witness more and to be like Jesus, so she decided to spite Satan by including the poor girl, Rachel, to be a part of their show. When she had a sore throat and had to miss Thanksgiving dinner at Grandma's, she was in for a real surprise. An important Scripture verse is: James 2:5—"Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?"—Curiosmith (2013).
Some Young Heroines by Pansy.
Another book by Pansy, made up of charming stories expressly adapted to the reading of girls, and filled with beautiful pictures. It would be difficult to describe the manifold attractions that are held between the covers of this book, but they can easily be got at by little readers when once the volume is in their hands.—D. Lothrop and Company.