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    Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
Volume: 1 General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1862 Original Publisher: B. Tauchnitz Subjects: Computers / Programming Languages / General Fiction / General Fiction / Classics Fiction / Literary Fiction / Romance / General Fiction / Romance / Contemporary History / General History / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877) Literary Criticism / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: PREFACE. Books written "with a purpose" are so often disapproved of, that the author may as well confess openly that this book has one -- a distinct deliberate purpose, from beginning to end. The relation between domestic servants and their employers is becoming such a serious question, that anything which any thoughtful woman who has had some observation and experience in the matter, can say thereupon, is possibly not unworthy a hearing: even if it only rouses wiser women to think and say something more. I trust, therefore, that all who agree with me in the opinions here expressed, will disseminate this tale as widely as possible: that mistresses will send it down to the kitchen: that benevolent ladies, who are Sunday school teachers and district visitors, will lend it among the poor: and that masters -- if ", any read it, for it is not exactly a man's book -- will try to circulate it among mechanics and mechanics' wives and daughters. It may thus reach the class for whom it was specially written, and with a view to whom it was originally published in "Good Words." I also wish to say, that though, of course, the incidents of "Mistress and Maid" are purely imaginary, one character therein is not. Had I told the real history of the original of Eliz...  
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