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Her Benny

Her Benny

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By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. It was one of the most popular waif stories of the nineteenth century improving fiction for Victorian children whose purpose, although primarily religious was also social and political.

Abandoning Liverpool, he nearly dies of starvation and heat-stroke, but is rescued and nursed back to health by a kindly farming family. It became hugely successful, was translated into many languages, [3] and sold over a million copies in the author's lifetime. The children that seem to fairly swarm in this neighbourhood are nearly all of a pale, sallow complexion, and of stunted growth. Her Benny was his second novel written in 1879 at the age of twenty nine after he has spent three years working with the poor and destitute on the streets of Liverpool. And those who have occasion to penetrate their dark and filthy recesses are generally thankful when they find themselves safe out again.A friend of ours, some years ago, came into considerable property in this neighbourhood, and employed a young man who was new to the work to collect the rents for him. Didactic in intent, yet sympathetic in tone, his 'rags to riches' tale was well calculated to appeal to a contemporary audience. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. The police rarely, if ever, venture into this neighbourhood alone, or if one should be so foolish enough to do so, he has generally to pay dearly for his indiscretion. I mean having grown up in liverpool and the surrounding areas I have visited many places within this book and have felt able to immerse myself into what was happening.

In 1993 the novel was also adapted into a successful stage musical by Anne Dalton, [4] with a 25th anniversary revival in 2018.Nelly, a child of great natural spiritual insight, acts as Benny's moral conscience; when she dies after a street accident, he is in despair. Benny’s father’s drowning in the dock – gurgles and all – and the scene where Joe invites his docile fellow workers to hear him read the bible are similarly absurd. Benny is given several chances to improve himself and even when he and Nell are down on their luck he always steers away from stealing and any thing dishonest. Benny has saved his 'angel's' life; now she reveals that she and her father have long known that he was innocent of the theft. Although the author is obviously familiar with the conditions suffered by the urban poor, his characters lack psychological realism and illustrate doctrine rather than convince as real people.



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