The Life of Me

By: Shackelford, Ethel

Price: $50.00

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Book Condition: Very Good+

(blue embossed cloth w/gilt lettering and decoration, top edge gilt; no dust jacket) [nice-looking book despite some visible wear at the bottom corners; gilt lettering on spine and front cover still bright, as is the gilt topstain; a bit of foxing/staining to ffep and tissue covering frontispiece]. (frontispiece, 41 B&W drawings/plates) The autobiography of a young child, from infancy to approximately age two-and-a-half -- written in a consciously "adult" narrative voice. More than a little unnerving at times, given the apparent agony that the child's arrival has brought to this kid's mother -- such as expressed when he's still in his crib, and she stands over him declaring "I never wanted to be anybody's mother! ... This should never have come to me. It is a merciless trial to both the child and myself, and it is all wrong. I wish I were dead ... I wish -- God hear me! -- I wish I should wake in the morning to find that this child was gone!" I'd say this kid's future therapist has his work cut out for him!

Title: The Life of Me

Author: Shackelford, Ethel

Illustrator: Illustrated by Harry L. Miller

Categories: The Odd and Unusual,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Dodge Publishing Company: (c.1910)

ISBN Number: NO

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Seller ID: 16497

Keywords: Childhood Motherhood Mothers And Sons