Leave It to Doris 1919 by Ethel Hueston - Parson's Daughters - Iowa Authors


Title: Leave It to Doris

Author: Ethel Hueston

Description: Turquoise cloth boards with blue lettering. Head of spine is pushed and a bit worn. Some toning to endpapers, otherwise pages are clean. Four illustrated plates, including frontispiece. Dust jacket is chipped at head of spine (missing top 1.5 cm.) and along top edges of both panels; spine scuffed; spot of staining at bottom of front panel. DJ in clear archival sleeve. 290, [1], plus [2] pp. ads. 7.5 x 5.25 inches. The reverse side of dust jacket lists many of the popular titles published by Grosset & Dunlap (including the first four Hueston novels).

A story of a widowed parson and his four daughters as he struggles with the complexities of raising them. Doris is the oldest daughter and takes over the reins of family governance. A story of the many escapades from which she has to rescue her younger sisters and the disciplines she metes out. Written with humor, it emphasizes and makes attractive the virtues of cheerfulness, simplicity, and self-sacrifice.

Ethel Hueston (1887-1971) was a prolific and popular novelist during the first half of the twentieth century. Several of her books are set at a parsonage, including Leave it to Doris, her fourth book. Hueston herself was the daughter of a parson, the Rev. Charles W. Powelson, a minister who served many years in Iowa, at both Burlington and Mt. Pleasant.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Good+
Jacket Condition: Fair

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
Place: New York
Year: 1919

Keywords: novel, fiction, girls, parsonage, Iowa authors,

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