Isabella Alden's Book Descriptions

Victorian Era Evangelical Literature

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"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).


Tip Lewis and His Lamp by Pansy.

Tip was a disobedient boy in school, but when he heard spiritual truth, it caught in his mind. Tip became a Christian but was faced with an onslaught of testing immediately. Tip learned the Bible and how it was a lamp for his life. He realized that he had a great work to do helping people to become Christians. Soon God worked in family and friends to bring them to Himself and change their lives. Tip went away from his home to work for a merchant where he learned about business and character. An important verse is Psalm 119:105—"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path."—Curiosmith (2013). tl1 2