Raggedy Ann Stories
Kindly, patient, and lovable, Raggedy Ann never loses her happy smile. She's quiet and obedient when her young mistress is at hand―but when left to her own devices, she's ready for adventure, cheerfully having her stuffing replaced, teaching a pair of new dolls a lesson in tolerance, and hitching a ride on a high-flying kite, among other lively doings.
Generations of young readers have taken Raggedy Ann into their hearts ever since the book's publication in 1918. This facsimile reproduces the original edition, inspired by a child's affection for her grandmother's rag doll. Charming color illustrations by author Johnny Gruelle enhance these timeless tales of love and friendship.
Dover (2015) republication of the edition originally published by the P. F. Volland Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1918.
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Italian realist writer Giovanni Carmelo Verga (1840-1922) is best known for depictions of life in his native Sicily. He adapted his short story "Cavalleria Rusticana" ("Rustic Chivalry") for the theater, and the work later served as the basis for Mascagni's opera.